COP26 | How can engineers maximise sustainability in development?

Civic Engineers delves into the many ways the profession can make a scheme environmentally friendly in the latest episode of Place North West’s COP26 podcast series.

As the impacts of climate change worsen, it’s more important than ever that we try and build in a sustainable fashion. Civic Engineers directors Paul Morris and James Bruce share how engineers can help projects boost biodiversity and reduce carbon footprints.

Civic Engineers is a civil, structural and transport engineering practice focused on having a positive impact on the environment and enabling people to lead happier and healthier lives. Its 135-strong team delivers projects that help to create and transform buildings, neighbourhoods, and cities, bringing significant economic, social, and environmental benefits to those places for all that live, work, and visit there.

Listen to the podcast at the top of this article to hear their analysis of the current wind power situation and how planning can help push the UK in the right energy direction.

This episode is part of Place North West’s COP26 podcast series, which looks at sustainability solutions within the property industry ahead of the UN Climate Change conference in Glasgow this November.

In each episode, guests will share actionable insights and essential evidence-based advice drawing on lessons learned from their work moving towards net zero carbon. Listen to more of our COP26 podcasts.

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