Buro Happold has committed to all new building projects achieving net-zero carbon for operations by 2030. The engineering firm has also made a significant two-year investment in supporting the International Living Future Institute (ILFI).
“We have long been avid supporters of the International Living Future Institute, and we are formalizing our partnership in advancing the Institute’s aims, which truly reflect our own beliefs and business direction in addressing the climate crisis and human wellbeing,” said David Herd, BuroHappold Managing Partner. “Buro Happold is focused on urgently tackling the climate crisis with our global client base, increasing our portfolio of work in the areas of regenerative design, and expanding strategic consulting in carbon, water, waste reduction and climate resilience.”
Buro Happold’s work for the new Santa Monica (Calif.) City Services Building will help it become one of the first municipal facilities to meet criteria for ILFI’s Living Building Challenge, one of the world’s most rigorous building certifications. Buro Happold also uses ILFI’s Declare Labels for healthy building materials.
In 2016, the engineering firm earned a JUST Label—the ILFI designation for socially just and equitable organizations.