Sustainability & Building Performance

  • Atlassian Headquarters

    Engineering the world’s tallest hybrid building

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  • Denver Water

    A holistic design for innovative water use and reuse within a net zero energy building

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  • Parcours Gouin Trail Net Zero Energy Pavilion

    A public amenity that optimizes its natural surroundings as a showcase for net zero design

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Forward thinking design

Performance is at the heart of what we do as designers. We believe sustainable design can defy expectations and propel our communities into the future. We’re helping clients realize the full potential of their projects for the long-term, making decisions based on life cycle cost savings, carbon emissions reduction, and positive health and well-being outcomes for every member of every community.

We consult, plan and design at every scale of built, natural, and organizational environments. Whether clients are exploring opportunities to reduce the carbon impacts of their real estate assets, assessing and planning for the impacts of climate change, or understanding the change management needed to strengthen their commitment to carbon, climate, and well-being at a corporate level, our team can guide them through the process.

Our integrated approach considers climate risk and vulnerabilities, building and site performance modeling, passive and net-zero design, 3rd party certifications such as WELL Building, LEED®, and Passive House, and post-occupancy assessment. Why? Because we know taking a sustainable approach isn’t just smart practice, it’s essential for our shared future. We want our clients and communities to be prepared for the long term—informed and enabled to make smart environmental and social choices. So, we design spaces and places in which our communities thrive.

Bringing together carbon, climate, and health

Stantec Buildings’ Carbon Impact Team comprises of experts in applying building science and design solutions to rapidly reduce the generation of carbon emissions in the built environment, increase resilience against climate risks, and have a positive impact on the socio-ecological health of our communities. We apply science and design to combat the interrelated crises of carbon, climate, health, and justice.

evolv1 Centre for Sustainability Excellence

The first commercial development in Canada to be dual certified by the Canada Green Building Council as achieving zero carbon status for design and performance, evolv1 demonstrates a strong commitment to sustainable design while delivering a business case that makes financial sense. Read More

Exploring resiliency in Houston

With response to major natural disasters as a rally point, Stantec brought together industry experts to spark innovation in support of a more resilient Houston.


A residential development that defines living well by integrating space, systems, and materials to respond to the WELL Building Standards for air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort, and mind. The effort culminated in Lakehouse becoming the first-of-its-kind WELL Multifamily Building Gold certified project. Read More

Richard J. Lee Elementary

Coppell Independent School District had big ideas: a new learning environment with an innovative education system that could support individual learners. That meant a design that did things differently than the past. What emerged? A net-zero elementary school where the learners are the leaders. Read More

Carbon neutral retrofits

Retrofitting buildings for sustainability and improved energy performance might just be the most important thing we’re not talking about. Read More
As designers, performance is at the heart of what we do.
Green Building Design Firms
Most sustainable company in the world
LEED Accredited Professionals
Sustainable Projects

We’re ranked #8 by ENR’s 2020 Top 100 survey, recognizing our global leadership in pushing the envelope for low carbon and sustainable building design.
As ranked by Corporate Knights 2021 Global Most Sustainable Company.
Our sustainable building professionals are focused on improving your bottom line using sustainable design solutions.
As a leader in sustainable design, we work with clients around the world to fuse sustainable thinking with building and systems design across multiple rating systems.

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Sustainability Designs, initiatives, and projects that support a more sustainable world are how we’re going to reduce harmful impacts and secure our global future.
Climate Change Risk Assessments Our team of climatologists, engineers, and environmental scientists help you understand—and adapt to—a changing climate. We can assess climate change impacts on your assets and deliver risk profiles and evaluations to prioritize your actions.
Structural Engineering We deliver reliable, solid, and beautiful structures that withstand the test of time.
Mechanical Engineering Our ultimate goal is to preserve the planet, one building at a time, through energy efficient designs that use less and do more for our clients.
Electrical Engineering We work with you to create intelligent facilities that improve your bottom line. Our electrical engineering designs keep safety, energy efficiency and dependability top of mind.
Buildings Digital Practice Technology is reshaping the way we approach design. Our digital practice team helps us push the boundaries of practice, leveraging the power of technology to deliver transformational results for our clients.
Architecture We create spaces that are engaging and uplifting that contribute to our collective sense of health and well-being, and encourage the sustainable stewardship of our communities.
Interior Design As humans, we spend a significant portion of our daily lives inside. We believe our emotional and physical well-being is dramatically impacted by the places where we live, work, and play.

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