The good fight
9 breakthrough technologies for tackling climate change
We are re-mapping the world! Data from remote sensors and geospatial tools gives researchers a more accurate picture of what is happening with everything from flood risks to ocean acidification.
Retrofits pay off. The Rockefeller Foundation estimates a $279 billion investment in energy efficiency building retrofits could yield $1 trillion in energy savings over 10 years, 30% of the annual electricity U.S. spend.
Architecture 2030 issued the 2030 Challenge asking the global architecture and building community to pledge that all new buildings, developments, and major renovations shall be carbon-neutral by 2030 in an effort to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and combat climate change.
Net Zero buildings
Carbon-capturing and Storage technologies (CCS) enable us to capture carbon dioxide waste from a major source such as a factory or power plant, transport it and store it in areas so that it doesn't enter the atmosphere.
Carbon-capture and storage technology
Improvements in energy efficiency, generation, storage, and AI are redefining the electrical grid, and unlocking potential for data-driven power options and enabling smart city development.
We are in the midst of an unprecedented shift towards resilient and renewable sources of energy, as industries and communities increasingly adopt renewable energy and resilient designs.
VR and AR are powerful tools for communicating the effects of climate change—showing the effects of a rising sea over time to a coastal community, for instance—to the public and inspiring action.
Electric vehicles are gaining a foothold. The number of EVs in U.S. is projected to reach 18.7 million in 2030, 7% of vehicles on the road. The number of electric vehicle (EV) models available to European buyers will jump from fewer than 100 to 175 by the end of 2020.
Energy storage and micro-grids are key to increasing physical resilience and building a carbon neutral future.
Scientists agree, we’re near a point of no return on climate change. We have a limited amount of time to change human behavior to minimize the permanent effects of greenhouse gas emissions on our communities. To take on climate change at the scale that is needed, we must harness our most innovative design and engineering approaches. On the plus side, however, a range of new technologies hold great promise and power for this purpose. Learn more about these technologies and 9 ways Stantec is applying them to projects and communities around the world.
Using 3D mapping and gaming tech to help the public visualize flood risk
Retrofitting buildings for sustainability
Designing the net-zero energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory Research Support Facility
AI reducing greenhouse gases at industrial facilities
A pipeline to the world’s largest carbon capture project: Boundary Dam
Harnessing the power of virtual reality for community engagement
Supporting the development of renewable energy worldwide
How to plan for the future of electric vehicles
Smart grid applications of battery storage in Ontario
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Learn more about Stantec’s efforts around climate change