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Stantec creates Center of Excellence supporting Sustainable Infrastructure

Buildings and Transportation teams combine to support creating healthy, sustainable, and resilient communities

07/07/2021 EDMONTON, AB TSX, NYSE:STN

Global integrated design firm Stantec has established a cross-disciplinary center of excellence to provide sustainable, climate smart, and equitable infrastructure design services. The center responds to the need for an immediate transition to a low carbon economy to limit global temperature rise, and that communities must prepare to better respond to and recover from the increasingly frequent and severe natural disasters related to climate. The firm’s Buildings and Transportation business lines will jointly lead the effort, bringing to bear extensive experience in sustainable design.

The integrated group will work to identify and execute modern, sustainable, and resilient infrastructure design, construction, and operational solutions that protect valued environmental resources, while supporting clean economic growth and social inclusion.

The Sustainable Infrastructure Center of Excellence will:

  • Help clients develop policies to programmatically embed sustainability and resiliency principles into their planning, design, procurement, and project delivery processes.
  • Unlock solutions for holistically incorporating project specific sustainability frameworks across the asset’s entire lifecycle.
  • Utilize the scientific knowledge from globally recognized infrastructure sustainability frameworks to create actionable, accessible, and feasible solutions for projects of all types, sizes, and geographical locations. These frameworks including but are not limited to: Envision, Greenroads, GreenMarine, Infrastructure Voluntary Evaluation Sustainability Tool (INVEST), and the Civil Engineering Environmental Quality Assessment and Awards Scheme (CEEQUAL).
  • Support the selection of materials and designs that offer the lowest carbon footprint by completing infrastructure specific life cycle assessments (LCAs) and developing low carbon material procurement specifications.

Two new sustainable infrastructure team leaders, Brad Moore and Mina Papic, will work together supporting clients in implementing sustainability best practices across a range of infrastructure types. They will also advance sustainable infrastructure practices at Stantec by leading in-house training and education around sustainable infrastructure.

Brad Moore is a civil engineer specializing in sustainable infrastructure design. In his career, Brad has applied his unique skill set of engineering design, project sustainability, and construction delivery to projects at over 60 locations across Western Canada including major roadways, roundabouts, urban renewals, water utilities, and wastewater treatment systems. His emphasis on sustainability throughout design and construction has been recognized by the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) with the first Envision Award for Sustainable Infrastructure given to a project in the Province of Alberta. Brad’s work with ISI further extends as an Envision Trainer able to provide certification training to new Envision Sustainability Professionals (ENV SPs).

Mina Papic has a background in mechanical engineering with a master’s degree in Applied Sustainability. As a member of Stantec’s Carbon Impact Team, she works across engineering disciplines to provide technical support for implementing sustainability strategies on a variety of infrastructure project types including, high speed rail, roadways, and marine and port, and water and wastewater projects. Mina has provided technical guidance and assisted seven projects to date with applying Envision criteria including guiding the largest infrastructure project in North America toward a Platinum Envision Award.  As a third-party Envision Verifier for the ISI, she assesses the sustainability performance of a variety of infrastructure projects against the Envision Rating System. At Stantec, Mina’s goal is to utilize evidence-based sustainability best practices to translate high level organizational sustainability and Environmental Social Governance (ESG) goals into the project execution level.

Envision at Stantec
The Envision sustainable design rating system, developed by the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure, provides a flexible system of criteria and performance objectives to aid decision makers and help project teams identify sustainable, resilient, and equitable approaches during the planning, design, and construction that will continue throughout the project’s operations, maintenance, and end-of-life phases. The Envision system speaks to what we value most at Stantec: creating stronger, more resilient communities.

Stantec is a leader in the development and delivery of Envision certified delivering projects across North America such as the Low Level Road, Surrey Biofuel Processing Facility, BCIT North Campus Infrastructure Project in British Columbia, Grand Bend Wastewater Treatment in Ontario, Lacombe Main Street Program in Alberta, Rochester Inner Loop East TransformationRochester Inner Loop East Transformation in New York, City of Atlanta Water Supply Program in Georgia, City of Dixon Wastewater Treatment Facility Improvements in California, and Naples Bay Restoration and Water Quality Improvements in Florida.

For more information on Stantec’s capabilities for sustainable and resilient communities, visit https://www.stantec.com/en/services/sustainability.

For more information Envision, visit https://sustainableinfrastructure.org/envision/overview-of-envision/

About Stantec
Communities are fundamental. Whether around the corner or across the globe, they provide a foundation, a sense of place and of belonging. That's why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind.

We care about the communities we serve—because they're our communities too. This allows us to assess what's needed and connect our expertise, to appreciate nuances and envision what's never been considered, to bring together diverse perspectives so we can collaborate toward a shared success.

We're designers, engineers, scientists, and project managers, innovating together at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. Balancing these priorities results in projects that advance the quality of life in communities across the globe.

Stantec trades on the TSX and the NYSE under the symbol STN. 

For more information about Stantec’s response to COVID-19, visit Responding to COVID-19.

Media Contacts                                              

Susan Bender
Stantec Media Relations
Ph (267) 334-7573
susan.bender@stantec.com

Colin Nekolaichuk
Stantec Media Relations
Ph (437) 225-6384
colin.nekolaichuk@stantec.com

Brad Moore

Mina Papic

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