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Engineers announce climate partnership

Santa Monica City Services Building will meet he world’s most rigorous building certifications.

Buro Happold, an international engineering consultancy, has announced a two-year investment in supporting the International Living Future Institute (ILFI), a global network dedicated to creating a sustainable, healthy future for all.

Buro Happold has committed to net-zero carbon business operations by next year and to all its new building projects achieving net-zero carbon for operations by 2030.

With projects ranging from large-scale sustainability plans for municipalities and university campuses as well as a range of building types worldwide, Buro Happold will become an Angel Level sponsor for the International Living Future Institute beginning this year.

The firm’s work for the new Santa Monica City Services Building will help it become one of the first municipal facilities to meet the cutting-edge criteria for ILFI’s Living Building Challenge, among the world’s most rigorous building certifications.

As part of its support for ILFI, Buro Happold will host a half-day Zero Carbon workshop in Los Angeles next month, and it will participate in the Paris Solutions Campaign initiative. The firm will also share best practices employed for the Santa Monica City Services Building, which meets ambitious targets for carbon neutrality.

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