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 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.

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.


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Project

13/06/2014

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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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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Project

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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Project

10/01/2012

BuroHappold, 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. BuroHappold 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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Project

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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Project

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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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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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 BuroHappold to develop a Tool for Rapid Assessment of City Energy (TRACE).

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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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Project

31/05/2011

The Hawaii Preparatory Academy Energy Laboratory is the third project in the world to receive “Living” status under the Living Building Challenge, showcasing a cost-effective passive design approach that facilitates...

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Key contact

Neil Billett

Partner

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Regional Leaders

Middle East

Dr Rob Cooke

Dr. Robert Cooke

Associate

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Asia-Pacific

David Littler

Director

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