Sustainability & Building Performance

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Forward thinking design

Performance is at the heart of design. We believe sustainable design can defy expectations and propel our communities into the future. Our goal? To help you realize the full potential of your projects for the long-term and make informed decisions based on life cycle cost savings, operational and embodied carbon emissions reduction, resiliency, 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 you’re exploring opportunities to reduce your real estate carbon emissions, assessing and planning for the impacts of climate change, or are aligning your commitments to carbon, climate, and well-being at a corporate level, our team offers guidance through the process.

Our integrated approach considers climate risk and vulnerabilities, building and site performance modeling, passive and net zero design, regulatory requirements, third-party certifications such as LEED®, WELL Building, 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 empowered to make smart environmental and social choices. So, we design spaces and places that enable visionary change.

Building decarbonization guide

Decarbonization can take place at any point in the building’s life, from its inception to reuse. Each lifecycle stage offers building owners a different set of strategies to reduce emissions. 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.

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

An integrated design approach to carbon, climate, and health

Our Buildings Carbon Impact Team includes an integrated network of cross-disciplinary professionals. This team holistically applies building science and design solutions to rapidly reduce carbon emissions in the built environment. They work to increase resilience against climate risks, and they’ve demonstrated a positive impact on the socio-ecological health of our communities. Work with our team to combat the interrelated crises of carbon, climate, health, and justice.
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Corporate Knights Global ranked us among the top 1% in the world on sustainable performance (2023).
Our sustainable building professionals are focused on improving your bottom line using sustainable design industry frameworks.
We work with clients around the world to fuse sustainable thinking with building and systems design to achieve sustainable design goals.
As a leader in sustainable design, we understand the planning, design, infrastructure, and operational considerations when designing to achieve net zero.

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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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