Thursday, August 21, 2014

CBE welcomes Stantec to consortium

With over 15,000 employees in more than 250 offices around the world, Stantec offers professional consulting with a wide variety of expertise — including engineering, planning, architecture, interior design, environmental sciences, and more. They collaborate across disciplines and industries to bring buildings, energy and resource, and infrastructure projects to life. They currently have 649 LEED accredited professionals and 293 LEED certified projects.

They have been involved in many high-profile projects, including: Sacramento Municipal Utility District’s (SMUD) East Campus Operations Center, one of the nation’s largest projects to target zero net energy (and a field study location for CBE’s research on radiant systems); a full-scale renovation of the EGWW Federal Building in Portland, Oregon, which received the 2014 Best Tall Building Award from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat; NREL’s LEED Platinum, ZNE Research Support Facility in Golden, Colorado; LA’s first ZNE visitor center for the Department of Recreation & Parks, the Audubon Visitor’s Center at Debs Park and the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab’s FLEXLAB test bed facility.

Stantec was part of the design team for the National Renewable
Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado. Image: Courtesy NREL.

Motivated by research, Stantec’s R&D Fund Program has awarded $4.8 million through 170 research grants to their team members. Through this research, they are finding creative ways to explore problems faced by their peers and clients. Stantec was inspired to join CBE because of their shared passion to be a diverse think tank, where sustainability and resilient design are embraced but they are driven by the process that takes them to that place. “We look forward to the thought provoking and inspiring discussion with the members of the Center for the Built Environment community,” notes Porus Antia, Associate and Manager at Stantec.