Currently Reading

BuroHappold commits to all new building projects achieving net-zero carbon by 2030

Green

BuroHappold commits to all new building projects achieving net-zero carbon by 2030

The engineering firm also launched a long-term partnership with ILFI.


By Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor | March 9, 2020
BuroHappold commits to all new building projects achieving net-zero carbon by 2030

BuroHappold’s work for the new Santa Monica (Calif.) City Services Building will help it become one of the first municipal facilities to meet the cutting-edge criteria for ILFI’s Living Building Challenge.

  

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.”

 

SEE ALSO: How engineering giant BuroHappold democratizes tech innovation

 

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.

Related Stories

Wood | Jul 16, 2021

The future of mass timber construction, with Swinerton's Timberlab

In this exclusive for HorizonTV, BD+C's John Caulfield sat down with three Timberlab leaders to discuss the launch of the firm and what factors will lead to greater mass timber demand.

Sustainability | Jun 4, 2021

ProCONNECT Multifamily (Dec. 12-14) and ProCONNECT Single-Family (Sept 12-14) go "live" this fall

SGC Horizon ProConnect 2021 schedule for Education, Multifamily, Office, and Single Family events.

Wood | May 14, 2021

What's next for mass timber design?

An architect who has worked on some of the nation's largest and most significant mass timber construction projects shares his thoughts on the latest design trends and innovations in mass timber.

Industry Research | Apr 9, 2021

BD+C exclusive research: What building owners want from AEC firms

BD+C’s first-ever owners’ survey finds them focused on improving buildings’ performance for higher investment returns.

Building Owners | Feb 4, 2021

The Weekly show, Feb 4, 2021: The rise of healthy buildings and human performance

This week on The Weekly show, BD+C editors speak with AEC industry leaders from Brookfield Properties, NBBJ, and UL about healthy buildings certification and improving human performance through research-based design.

Government Buildings | Nov 25, 2020

New Indiana Toll Road headquarters creates unified environment for staff

New LEED Gold facility consolidates operations for tollway authority.

Coronavirus | Oct 8, 2020

The Weekly show: Statue of Liberty Museum, emotional learning in K-12, LA's climate change vulnerability

The October 8 episode of BD+C's "The Weekly" is available for viewing on demand.

Contractors | Jan 20, 2020

Wellness is for builders, not just for buildings

New research on wellness in the construction sector highlights interventions that could be effective in addressing dehydration, weight management, poor air quality, and stress. 

Green | Jan 10, 2020

How the new EC3 tool raises the bar on collective action

Nearly 50 AEC industry organizations partnered to develop the groundbreaking Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator.

More In Category



Wood

What's next for mass timber design?

An architect who has worked on some of the nation's largest and most significant mass timber construction projects shares his thoughts on the latest design trends and innovations in mass timber.



Magazine Subscription
Subscribe

Get our Newsletters

Each day, our editors assemble the latest breaking industry news, hottest trends, and most relevant research, delivered to your inbox.

Subscribe

Follow BD+C: