From Leaky Windows to Building Codes, This Is How the Infrastructure Bill Will Tackle Buildings

The bill contains $5 billion for programs addressing energy efficiency in buildings—but still doesn’t go far enough.


The $1 trillion bill in President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better plan has dedicated about $5 billion to a wide range of programs geared to reduce electricity use in buildings, improve the materials used to build them, and train more people to design, build, and maintain energy-efficient buildings.

WSP USA and Mote Marine Laboratory Partner to Advance Coastal Restoration and Resilience

Alliance combines cutting-edge environmental and engineering design with innovative marine science and research to address climate change in the southeastern U.S.
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla., October 28, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Sarasota, Florida-based Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium has signed a memorandum of understanding with WSP USA, a leading engineering and professional services consultancy, to expand ongoing restoration and protection of coastlines and marine habitats in Florida and elsewhere in the southeastern U.S.

Pledge to Net Zero Initiative Joins Global UN Race to Zero Campaign

As a leader for the Pledge initiative, WSP is committed to delivering projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and contribute to a goal of reversing climate change.
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NEW YORK, October 26, 2021 /3BL Media/ — Pledge to Net Zero, an agreement within the environmental sector to tackle greenhouse gas emissions, has joined the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s Race to Zero campaign. WSP is a signatory of the Pledge to Net Zero.

WSP USA Supports Initiative Generating Economic SURGE in Philippines

USAID’s Strengthening Urban Resilience for Growth with Equity effort is helping disadvantaged Filipino producers improve income, market share and resiliency.

“Enhanced market linkages” and “value chain development” may sound like abstract economic principles, but for thousands of Filipino seaweed and cassava root producers, programs based on these ideas are emerging as economic lifelines.
WSP USA is working with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) on Strengthening Urban Resilience for Growth with Equity (SURGE), an initiative helping local producers find new sources of income, earn more profits, improve their credit and build greater resiliency to overcome disasters like typhoons and COVID-19.

Addressing Ecological and Coastal Protection in the Gulf Region


When it comes to planning for climate change and protecting our communities, there are a few regions that are more vulnerable than the rest. As evidenced by several massive hurricanes in recent decades, the Gulf Region of the United States is paramount within these vulnerable regions. Over the course of geologic history, the Mississippi River has served an important purpose for the region, transporting sediment and debris from up-river and depositing it downstream to form new marsh lands. 

Pinellas County Vulnerability Assessment

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WSP USA is assisting in advancing an assessment of long-term vulnerabilities and development of climate adaptation strategies in response to future tidal flooding and storm surge for all of Pinellas County, Florida.

Identifying long-term investments

Reducing Fire Risk for Battery Energy Storage Systems and Electric Vehicles

During Fire Prevention Week, WSP fire experts are drawing attention to the rapid growth of alternative energy storage batteries and the need to address fire hazards.

As part of the quest to decarbonize, energy utilities and electric power producers are rapidly increasing the proportion of energy generated with wind and solar resources. 

Because wind and solar are intermittent, there is a parallel push to install large-scale batteries to store surplus electricity at times of low demand and dispatch it during periods of high demand. 

However, the rapid growth in large-scale battery energy storage systems (BESS) is occurring without adequate attention to preventing fires and explosions.

WSP USA Joins Structural Engineers 2050 Commitment to Net Zero

Signing on to the Structural Engineering Institute program represents the firm’s alignment with the goal of substantively reducing embodied carbon in structural systems.
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NEW YORK, October 15, 2021 /3BL Media/ — In recognition of Climate Action Day, WSP USA has furthered its commitment to reduce, and ultimately eliminate, embodied carbon in its structural system projects by 2050 as a signatory to the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) SE 2050 Commitment Program.

Intelligent Transport Systems Enable the Decarbonization of Road Transportation

A whole-system approach to achieve net zero ambitions

Our planet is warming at its fastest pace in history. Securing a world that can support life now and for future generations requires all countries to tackle the urgent global climate change challenge. Immediate and continuous action to nurture planetary health will also improve livelihoods and communities. Reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions demands decarbonization efforts across all sectors.

Creating an Organizational 'Ecosystem' for Effective Asset Management

Five key elements can lay the foundation for building a robust asset management organizational strategy that garners internal support and delivers impactful results.

Infrastructure organizations are challenged with implementing asset management programs within a wider sphere of corporate initiatives that include strategic planning, capital planning and master planning, and policy objectives such as resilience and social equity.

Asset management is an integrated set of processes designed to minimize the lifecycle costs of infrastructure assets at an acceptable level of risk, while delivering established levels of service. When applied effectively it balances costs, opportunities and risks against the desired performance of assets.


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