Green Buildings, Sustainability and Climate Change should no longer be sidelined.
It is up to all of us as industry leaders to compel suppliers, developers and clients to create an infrastructure for developing projects with the environment as a priority, not as an afterthought.
The construction industry has a large role to play in mitigating the adverse effects of climate change. With global population growth on the rise, and an expected population of 9.7 billion people by the year 2050, resources will continue to become scarce. The construction industry has a unique opportunity to not only ensure access to housing, infrastructure and education, but to minimize our land use and maximize our resources by recycling and implementing renewable resources when available. In order to keep pace with global standards, we must adapt and evolve. Despite previously cited recent improvements, our industry still has a long way to go in positively impacting progress towards a more sustainable world.
As a company, we are calling on all construction and building leaders to join us in urging everyone in our community to accelerate their efforts to address their total emissions impact. We believe with mounting global pressures for countries, industries and organizations to transparently report on their greenhouse gas emissions, overall energy consumption, diverted waste to landfill and water consumption, our industry is obligated to take the necessary steps to ensure that we do not disappoint Ms. Thunberg and her call for action.
WT Partnership are committed to steering the industry in the right direction, through telecommuting, mobile offices, giving back, and electing to work on projects which communicate sustainability, such as the UC Merced 2020 Project, UCSC Family Shared Housing Project, the Patriotismo 325, the Australian Embassy in Jakarta, Agribio Biosciences Project and many more projects. WT Partnership also placed as the Runner Up for the recently awarded Sustainable Transport Award, at the Better Business Awards. To find out more about WT Partnership’s sustainability efforts, click here.