As leaders in the built environment profession, we understand the vital need to step forward with solutions to the growing global climate crisis.
We have reshaped our own business to meet these new demands. Our NewLeaf programme is a new, long-term commitment to practical action rather than words, to ensure our organisation across the whole global value chain reaches net zero.
We are investing in and adopting green technologies and behaviours, working with our industry to create a greener and more sustainable world.
We are now helping our clients to understand and meet their own low-carbon ambitions by supporting our clients to create new business cases for investment to meet the challenging net-zero emission targets.
It means taking our clients beyond carbon neutrality and offsetting, to rethink strategies that underpin sustainable communities and improve the lives of the most vulnerable.
We are involved in many of the world’s most impactful sustainability projects. Take a look at some examples where our work has helped to transform landscapes and lives.
Thames City, UK
Delivering almost 1,500 new homes, shops, restaurants and commercial space centered around 2.5 acres of public open space, the Thames City development is one of Chinese developer R&F Properties’ first major projects in London.
Stellenbosch University LSS Neelsie PV project, South Africa
The LSS Neelsie photovoltaic (PV) solar rooftop project is the latest capital investment scheme aimed at reducing carbon emissions and energy costs on the Stellenbosch University campus.
Perry Barr flood risk management scheme, UK
The Perry Barr and Witton flood risk management scheme is a nationally-significant project with huge social, environmental and economic implications.
The Trees, India
A sustainable mixed-use development in Mumbai’s greenest district.
adidas East Village Expansion, USA
adidas is the world's second-largest sports brand and employs more than 62,000 people worldwide.
Boston Barrier Scheme, UK
Boston has a history of tidal flooding and is at significant risk from further events in the future. The Environment Agency has responded to this challenge with the £124m Boston Barrier scheme.
News and perspectives
Heat networks will be vital to hitting the UK’s net-zero targets
NHS England has set an ambition to be the world’s first net-zero national health service. Progress has been made, but new and efficient strategies need to be implemented to meet this bold target.
Qatar market intelligence: the next phase of construction
The Qatar construction sector witnessed substantial transformation in the run-up to the 2022 FIFA World Cup. However, there has been a big cooling-off phase.
NEOM: a vision for smarter cities
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has a mission to address global sustainability challenges through its planned NEOM mega-city with innovations that are redefining city-making and living.