Transforming transportation from A to ZEB
Zero-emission buses (ZEB) are an effective and efficient way for communities to reduce their carbon footprint. ZEB and transit system electrification help combat climate change, improve air quality, and provide a stable infrastructure that is less reliant on fossil fuels and fluctuating energy costs.
Having worked on over 40 zero-emission bus and vehicle projects, we bring a unique combination of expertise in ZEB infrastructure planning and design, route and energy analysis, and available funding opportunity knowledge. Our team will serve as a trusted advisor to understand, plan for, and deploy your zero emission solutions.
We look at the holistic needs for each transit agency and work closely with our clients to align the necessary ZEB components. The goal? For each agency to be operationally and financially successful. We can produce ZEB transition plans, help implement charging infrastructure, and design hydrogen fueling stations and facilities.
Our zero-emission bus team experts are committed to bringing ZEB technology to the forefront. Through project work, industry speaking engagements, and published articles, we bring thought leadership and innovative solutions to our clients.
Through active industry association memberships, ZEB Task Force, and committee participation, Stantec is transforming transportation one ZEB fleet at a time.
What is the ideal mix of ZEBs for my fleet?We use ZEBDecide, a planning tool composed of multiple modules, to provide solutions tailored to our clients’ needs. Using ZEBDecide, we can predict the performance of battery electric buses (BEBs) and hydrogen fuel cell electric buses (HFCEBs) by route and operating block. We can project total fuel demand, determine charging schedules, and access fueling station recommendations and power requirements. The tool also allows for cost optimization, determining the ideal ratio of BEB and HFCEB in a fleet while minimizing ownership costs.
Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric BusImplementing HFCEBs requires special attention to the production, storage, and transmission of hydrogen. With our diverse background in energy, water, infrastructure, buildings, environmental services, and mobility services, our in-house experts examine macro and micro aspects of the hydrogen value chain. We’re dedicated to assessing and developing the safe design and operations of hydrogen, and we bring design, maintenance, and safety expertise—while providing a seamless interface to your team. Read More
Battery Electric BusAmong the first to plan and implement electrification projects, our experts combine their background in energy, infrastructure, buildings, and mobility with our innovative modeling approach to provide holistic project development for BEB implementation. We start with a detailed assessment of current conditions and create a tailored transition plan that meets current and future needs. Each solution considers engineering details, infrastructure upgrades, operational constraints, costs, and phasing timelines while prioritizing service.
Transition Plans and Infrastructure Planning and DesignNo two transit agencies are alike, so no two transition plans can be the same. We’ve prepared over 10 ZEB transition plans for agencies, delivered over 300 operations and maintenance facilities, and planned and designed the charging and hydrogen infrastructure requirements at new and existing facilities, including power needs for on-site and en-route charging and hydrogen refueling stations. Most importantly? Our clients’ needs are at the center of every solution we design.
Managing Principal, Transit Advisory Lead
David Verbich, PhD
Associate, Transit Advisory (US Pacific West)
Transit Advisory Consultant
Team Lead, Transit Advisory (GTA)
Patrick M. McKelvey
Principal, Transit Sector Leader, Buildings
Senior Industrial Architect
Principal, Industrial Engineer
Principal, Sector Lead Smart Technologies
Pietro Di Zanno
Discipline Leader Transportation Planning Australia & New Zealand
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