Empowering our clients, working collaboratively and planning beyond…
Innovation, and its inherent links to sustainability, is at the heart of everything we do at Jacobs. Our clients need to find the best sustainable solutions for their projects around the world, and we collaborate with them to do just that. Jacobs embraces the challenge of designing and delivering solutions that provide enduring value, recognising that technology, science, collaboration and innovation are central to finding sustainable solutions. Continue reading to discover how Jacobs, in partnership with our clients, is delivering a more connected, sustainable future.
A sustainable hydrogen economy
Can hydrogen live up to its potential for economic growth without compromising Australia’s broader sustainability goals including emissions reduction and water security?
With its potential to decarbonise a broad spectrum of industries, hydrogen as an alternative energy storage solution is currently receiving renewed attention, including from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and Australia’s Chief Scientist. This resurgence is largely due to improvements in hydrogen production technologies and the declining cost of renewable energy, meaning that large-scale zero-emissions hydrogen production may be more viable now than ever before. With excellent renewable energy resources and proximity to large potential export markets in Asia, Australia is well positioned to become a leader in this emerging industry.
Jacobs Walter Gerardi, Technical Director – Energy Business Advisory presented at this year’s WA IS conference on the challenges and opportunities of hydrogen. Download our hydrogen white paper today: http://www.jacobs.com/ hydrogen-economy
Above: Jacobs proposed sustainable hydrogen supply chain model which uses renewable energy and recycled water
“Reinventing the Future of Park Design”
Jacobs in partnership with client Auckland Council have been “Reinventing the Future of Park Design” in the country’s first fully sustainable sports park, Scott Point Sustainable Park, which Jacobs are also assisting on design development.
Jacobs New Zealand Principal Sustainability Consultant Amanda Bryan recently completed a Green Hack workshop with Auckland Council and a diverse range of stakeholders to focus the mind on sustainable design outcomes. The day realised many tangible outcomes including influencing the stakeholder engagement framework through adoption of innovative social and environmental survey techniques.
The project has adopted the Infrastructure Sustainability (IS) Rating Tool to successfully deliver sustainability and this is the first time this tool will be used for a park-based project in New Zealand.