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Sustainability & Climate Change

Our environmental roots mean that we have a unique ability to deliver projects that meet increasingly challenging sustainability standards which include climate adaptation and mitigation.

We have been providing carbon management, corporate sustainability and corporate social responsibility services to our clients for over 20 years. We have developed carbon models and footprints for infrastructure and building projects.

Our approach seeks to integrate sustainability into projects and the decision making process from the outset. Our planners, engineers, environmental scientists and communications consultants adopt a holistic approach to developing solutions that minimise the adverse impacts of a project, whilst maximising the inherent benefits for clients and society.

We advise clients from planning, through preliminary and detailed design to procurement and construction stage on the key issues to be addressed to achieve sustainable infrastructure and building design.

Case Studies

European Green Capital & European Green Leaf

 

 

RPS was the Secretariat for the European Green Capital Award from November 2010 to November 2015 and was reappointed in 2016 to manage both the European Green Capital and European Green Leaf Awards. These awards are an initiative of the European Commission.

Since the launch of the award in 2008, nine cities have held the European Green Capital title: Stockholm, Sweden in 2010; Hamburg, Germany in 2011; Vitoria-Gasteiz in Spain's Basque region in 2012; Nantes, in Western France in 2013; the Danish capital, Copenhagen in 2014; Bristol in the UK in 2015; Ljubljana in Slovenia in 2016; and Essen in Germany 2017. Nijmegan in the Netherlands holds the European Green Capital Award in 2018.

As Secretariat, RPS manages the delivery of the competition on both technical and communications levels across the 28 Member States. We are responsible for public awareness through the European Green Capital Award / European Green Leaf website (www.europeangreencapital.eu), Facebook, Wikipedia and Twitter pages, and through various channels such as brochures and press releases.

The European Green Leaf, a competition for smaller cities was launched in 2015. This is aimed at cities with 20,000 to 100,000 inhabitants that show a strong commitment to green growth, sustainable urban environment and ambitious plans for the future. The cities of Mollet del Vallès, Spain and Torres Vedras, Portugal were awarded the Green Leaf Award in 2015, Galway, Ireland, in 2017 and Leuven, Belgium and Växjö, Sweden, in 2018.

Ireland’s National Mitigation Plan – SEA & AA

 

 

Our environmental roots mean that we have a unique ability to deliver projects that meet increasingly challenging sustainability standards which include climate adaptation and mitigation.

We have been providing carbon management, corporate sustainability and corporate social responsibility services to our clients for over 20 years. We have developed carbon models and footprints for infrastructure and building projects.

Our approach seeks to integrate sustainability into projects and the decision making process from the outset. Our planners, engineers, environmental scientists and communications consultants adopt a holistic approach to developing solutions that minimise the adverse impacts of a project, whilst maximising the inherent benefits for clients and society.

We advise clients from planning, through preliminary and detailed design to procurement and construction stage on the key issues to be addressed to achieve sustainable infrastructure and building design.

LEED Services for Department of Justice & Equality Offices, Tipperary

 

 

RPS achieved LEED Gold Certification for the new 4,900m2 Department of Justice & Equality offices in Tipperary Town.

RPS was appointed by Stewart and the OPW to act as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) consultant for the project.

Our role on this project was to ensure that the development was specified according to the sustainability principles of the LEED certification system and that design and construction met the requirements of the LEED rating system to achieve the target of LEED Gold. This involved input to design team meetings and coordinating all of the stakeholders to ensure the delivery of the appropriate drawings and documents for review by the USGBC.

RPS’ experience in sustainable design, including waste prevention, minimisation and management and energy efficiency has proved hugely beneficial in the LEED process.

Image: courtesy of Donal Murphy Photography