At ENVIA we see environmental sustainability as an opportunity, not as a cost. We are aware that our work in the AEC industry has a tremendous impact on greenhouse gas emissions (the construction sector contributes with 11% during building and 28% during operation to the overall global greenhouse gas emissions. Source: https://architecture2030.org/new-buildings-embodied/) and we are committed to guide our clients towards the lowest-carbon solutions available.
We design with the goal of minimizing both carbon footprint and cost, making use of advanced simulation techniques (useful in minimizing high-impact materials consumption) and promoting sustainable building technologies.
One of the most concrete examples of such attitude in the field of Geotechnical Engineering is our relentless commitment to the geosynthetic industry advances: in many cases, such systems allow for considerable reduction in indirect emissions by reducing the consumption of regular reinforced concrete structures, meanwhile paving the path for massive use of recycled granular fills. Geosynthetics usually reduce the overall costs as well, including those relevant for maintenance (especially for infrastructural works).
As for Environmental Engineering, we support and design integrated and low-impact solutions for contaminated land and underground water remediation as well as for wastewater treatment. We are currently experimenting new ways of exploiting Wet Swale for runoff water management in large industrial facilities, together with our partners and clients.
More generally, the extensive use of GIS and BIM technologies allows us to expose carbon footprint records directly and transparently, allowing our clients to appreciate the benefits of our seamless approach to environmental sustainability.