Sustainability

Our sustainability teams provide consulting and analytical support to our global building, masterplanning and management work. The interdisciplinary team includes sustainability, low carbon and environmental modelling consultants who provide expert advice based on extensive technical knowledge and the use and development of advanced simulation software.

Working collaboratively, we develop sustainability objectives that meet and exceed expectations. This work supports the planning and delivery of environmentally friendly buildings, communities and organisations. We design high value and low impact solutions that create comfortable, productive and effective environments that are valued by the people that use them. Post occupancy commissions and academic research helps to validate and authenticate our work, revealing the economic, environmental and social benefits of our advice.

We model environmental, technical and economic forces in order to quantify performance and remove risk at the earliest stages of the design process. Simulation software and research enables us to analyse multiple design options, giving greater choice in the way that environments are designed and ensuring that we are able to offer a range of solutions to meet overall objectives.

We are at the leading edge of sustainable design for the built environment and provide expert advice on planning and policy, regulatory requirements, procurement and future-proof business solutions.

We also integrate economic and social goals within our consultation and modelling services to provide holistic solutions that meet the overall needs of businesses and stakeholders.

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News

21/01/2014

We addressed this question in a recent report, Analysing the sustainable construction market in Poland: Market perception study

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Buro Happold

News

14/11/2013

Ahead of its official opening by the Queen, The Co-operative Group’s new head office in Manchester has been declared the most environmentally friendly new build in the world. One Angel Square has been awarded a score of 95.16%;...

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Mei Ren
Buro Happold

Blog

14/10/2013

As some of you may have already seen, the University of Manchester, the biggest campus based university in the UK, recently launched a procurement process for a £250m engineering campus, the single largest construction project...

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News

03/10/2013

Following a public bid process, Buro Happold has been selected by the Italian National Civil Aviation Authority to carry out energy audits and efficiency studies across fifteen airports in southern Italy, all of varying passenger...

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Buro Happold

Project

30/09/2013

EMPAC is an experimental media and performing arts centre that is constructed on a hillside on the campus of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as part of a $250m capital improvement campaign. The center is 160,000gsf with a 1200...

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Construction Marketing Group
Buro Happold

News

30/09/2013

The Construction Marketing Group, in collaboration with the Polish Green Building Council, is leading research studies on sustainable buildings, the first of its kind in the Polish market. The purpose is to investigate...

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Goeppert-Mayer office building, Katowice, Poland
Buro Happold

News

30/09/2013

Collaborative working has led to the GPP Business Park in Katowice, achieving BREEAM Outstanding; Poland’s first development to receive such a high score. Buro Happold’s sustainability team worked closely with the Park’s investor...

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Happold Consulting

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04/04/2013

Working closely with architects SOM and our colleagues based in the UK, USA and China, our team prepared a detailed economic strategy to support a concept masterplan for the proposed JingJin New Economic City.

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Buro Happold

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23/04/2012

Opened to the public in 2011, the Museum of Liverpool is one of the world’s leading city history museums and the largest newly created national museum in the UK for over a hundred years. Situated alongside the Three Graces in Liverpool’s historic waterfront setting, it will showcase Liverpool’s social history and popular culture while setting a global benchmark for other museums of its kind.

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Buro Happold

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19/02/2012

Buro Happold worked as part of ‘Team Stadium’ an integrated design and construction team led by Sir Robert McAlpine to deliver the Stadium which, in legacy, will be a world-class athletics venue for the communities within London and beyond.

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Buro Happold

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10/01/2012

Buro Happold, along with HOK and Parsons Brinkerhoff, are designing the major new transit center in downtown Anaheim that’s envisioned as a hub for California’s future high-speed rail network, as well as for Amtrak, commuter rail and other regional transit lines. The station will accommodate passenger arrivals, departures and transfers with supporting retail, restaurants and passenger services within the building. Buro Happold is providing MEP engineering, complete enclosure and facade rationalization, BIM modeling, energy modeling, daylighting, lighting simulation, and sustainability and LEED consultancy.

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Buro Happold

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12/05/2011

2013 will be seen as a significant year for the City of Birmingham with the opening of Britain's biggest ever public library. Situated in the heart of the city adjacent to Centenary Square, the new complex will replace the...

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Buro Happold

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19/04/2011

Designed around the theme of assembly and open debate, the Forum is a central part of the University of Exeter’s campus. The Forum Project saw several structures built or refurbished and enclosed under a stunning gridshell roof. As well as unifying these buildings and hosting a dramatic new reception, the roof shelters a range of state of the art teaching and discussion spaces.

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16/04/2014

Courtney Crosson, Senior Sustainability Consultant based in Buro Happold's Los Angeles office, will present at this year's 13th Annual Municipal Green Building Conference and Expo in Los Angeles, CA. On behalf of the LA Living...

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Mei Ren - Sustainability Champion award
Buro Happold

News

31/03/2014

Buro Happold technical director, Mei Ren, has won the Sustainability Champion award at the NCE/ACE Consultants of the Year Awards 2014, announced at a prestigious ceremony held at Claridge's, London on Friday 21st Mar

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Marina Towers
Buro Happold

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19/03/2014

Chicago office director Matthew Herman will be speaking at the Chicago Committee on High Rise Buildings (CCHRB) Seminar on June 12 at the Harris Bank Auditorium in Chicago. Matthew, alongside Pranav Seth, project architect...

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Old clothes: where does it all go?
Happold Consulting

Blog

19/03/2014

Have you ever wondered what happens to the old clothes that you drop off at the local charity shop, or clothes recycling bins? Ever looked at a torn item of clothing and thought “that’s not going to be useful to anyone” a

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11/03/2014

Courtney Crosson, a senior sustainability consultant in Buro Happold's Los Angeles office, was recently named Co-Facilitator of the LA Living Building Challenge Collaborative. Alongside HDR,...

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Buro Happold

News

06/02/2014

Claremont McKenna College Roberts Pavilion's groundbreaking ceremony took place on February 11th in Claremont, California. The Roberts Pavilion, at Claremont McKenna College, supports the college’s varsity sports program,...

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Q22, Warsaw, Poland
Buro Happold

Project

Q22

28/01/2014

Designed by the famous Polish architectural office, Kuryłowicz & Associates, and commissioned by leading Polish investor Echo, this 155 metre tall high rise will offer 50,000m2 of leasable office space....

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Lindsey Malcolm
Buro Happold

Blog

21/01/2014

As a member of Buro Happold’s Sustainability and Physics team, I’ve spent over six years working as a professional engineer. During this time I’ve come to realise that I’m working in an industry full of challenges but al

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Northwestern Mutual Building
Buro Happold

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17/01/2014

As the new year got underway, so did construction of Northwestern Mutual’s new headquarters building. Referred to as the Campus Connection, the headquarters building is located in downtown Milwaukee. The existing Brown...

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News

20/12/2013

Buro Happold is part of the winning team delivering the new neurological rehabilitation centre at Glostrup Hospital in Copenhagen.  The centre will mark Glostrup Hospital as one of the world's leaders in specialised...

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Happold Consulting

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29/11/2013

For some time now, investors have been keen to finance buildings that have green credentials, and indeed many global corporations have ‘greened’ their flagship headquarter buildings to achieve this. However whilst creating these...

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Rob Cooke
Buro Happold

Blog

06/11/2013

Dr Rob Cooke has just been awarded Engineer of the Year 2013 at the Middle East Architects awards. Despite only relocating to the Middle East three years ago this is the second award Rob has gained for his ground breaking work...

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Henrietta Cooke
Buro Happold

Blog

25/09/2013

Making use of waste heat is a low carbon holy grail. On the surface it looks like a no brainer; waste implies it is both free (has no market value) and zero carbon (after a bit of mathematical acrobatics regarding the allocation...

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Time for timber
Buro Happold

Blog

23/08/2013

As forests are capable of absorbing atmospheric carbon dioxide as they grow, they are of key importance in our fight to reduce the effects of climate change and are known as carbon sinks.  However recently, an article in...

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CE mark on timber BM Trada
Buro Happold

Blog

21/08/2013

Recently, new Construction Product Regulations (CPR) were implemented throughout the EU.  This has resulted in an increase in the number of building products requiring a Life Cycle Assessment if they are to be sold in the EU...

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London 2012 opening ceremony
Buro Happold

Blog

14/08/2013

Just over a year ago on 27th July 2012 London came alive to the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games. Those of us at Buro Happold who had spent so much time working towards this were delighted with the overwhelming...

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Construction at sunset
Buro Happold

Blog

18/07/2013

The landscape is changing in the Middle East and not just the visible excavations, erections and refurbishments.  There is also a significant shift to incorporating green elements into design, to setting environmental...

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Happold Consulting

Project

19/06/2013

Consideration of the efficiency of energy use at the city-scale can present budget constrained cities with a significant opportunity to respond to their energy needs without sacrificing their development priorities. The World Bank’s Energy Sector Management and Assistance Programme recognised that for city authorities to successfully identify appropriate and feasible energy efficiency interventions, they need new and practical tools that inform the underpinning decision-making processes. Looking to catalyse more rapid understanding of city-scale energy use issues and appropriate responses, the World Bank commissioned Happold Consulting to develop a Tool for Rapid Assessment of City Energy (TRACE).

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Buro Happold

Project

28/05/2012

The Heartlands Project will bring together sound sustainable design principles to showcase a low carbon development and be a leader of sustainability in the UK through celebration of its heritage and being a catalyst for regeneration

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Crystal Bridges
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27/10/2011

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