The most recent global conference on greenhouse gases has produced a set of rules that all nations must eventually abide by. This is to help slow down global warming and maintain a robust planet where our children can thrive. Thus, it’s going to take everyone’s help to make it happen.
Every industry, be it a manufacturer or a storefront, is involved in this project once it gets down to the personal level. The goal is to reduce their carbon footprint by any means possible. And this includes the way their businesses are architecturally designed.
This is not a new concept. Architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright and I.M. Pei incorporated carbon-reducing elements into their designs in the form of aspects like natural lighting. However, while this was done for aesthetics in the past, today it’s for necessity.
Another way design firms are reducing carbon footprints is through smart transportation engineering. Companies like WBCM are designing infrastructures that focus on efficiency instead of budget. Thus, the bridges and highways they build are made with enough lanes to minimize traffic jams that clog the air with carbon.
They also do this through environmental water resources. Here, they address stormwater management — something more important these days as weather patterns shift. From permits to final construction, transportation engineering firms deal with plans to reduce the amount of ground erosion and sediment. Both of these can not only clog stormwater outlets but also cause potential contamination of the water as it moves through the recycling system.
These engineering firms also help design efficient and environmentally safe marine hubs for river or ocean transportation. In preparing their plans they join with representatives from numerous protection agencies to determine if there is a risk of harming a wetland space or animal species. If so, they work with everyone to find the best solution possible. Even if it means relocating the new industrial building to another location.
Overall, today’s industrial firms look toward the future of cleaner operations instead of a sometimes dirtier past of pollution.