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AT WSP, WE’RE UNITED BYOUR PASSION FOR INNOVATION ANDOUR PIONEERING SPIRIT. HERE ARE JUST A FEWOFOUR LATEST BREAKTHROUGHS.
NATIONAL FOOTBALL MUSEUM FOR GERMANY, DORTMUND
GERMANY’S FIRST SOCCERMUSEUM
SOUTHAFRICA’S FIRST WATER DISCLOSURE REPORT
WSP’s Environment & Energy team in South Africa have completed the country’s first Water Disclosure Report under the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). A major piece of work, the report was commissioned by South Africa’s National Business Initiative and provides an extensive analysis of water use to highlight risks at both a national and global level. Water use is increasingly recognised as crucial to environmental and economic sustainability, and it is of particular concern in South Africa, which is projected to experience a 17% gap between water demand and supply by 2030, equating to a shortfall of 2.7 billion m3
Established in 2003, the CDP is a global forum for companies to report their greenhouse gas emissions and the impact of their operations on climate change. Since 2010, the CDP Water Disclosure programme has been helping global companies to understand water scarcity and providing an opportunity for them to publicly report on how they are managing their water risks. This work builds on WSP’s long-standing relationship with the Carbon Disclosure Project in other parts of the world, particularly the US. WSP has worked with many clients on their CDP reports since the project was launched, and in 2010 was appointed a CDP consultancy partner. The report can be downloaded from the CDP website at www.cdproject.net
OUR FIRSTGLOBAL FRAMEWORK
WSP has signed a Global Framework Contract for multidisciplinary technical services and project management with communications company Ericsson, following more than 12 months of discussion. This is the company’s first truly global framework contract, and expands our long-standing relationship with Ericsson in Sweden to our businesses around the world.
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WSP has been appointed project manager for a National Football Museum for Germany in Dortmund. Fans from around the world will be able to explore 5,000ft² of football history in a building designed by Düsseldorf-based HPP Architects, following an EU-wide architectural competition. The winning design has a perforated metal facade, with hexagonal cutouts reflecting the football theme, and a huge flatscreen installed on the front of the building for watching matches. WSP is responsible for delivering the project to an extremely tight budget by the end of 2014.
AFRICA’S LARGEST ARRAY OF SOLAR PANELS
WSP has designed Africa’s largest single array of solar panels on a building rooftop for client Vodacom. Nearly 2,000 monocrystalline solar panels will cover the 3,600m² roof of its Century City office in Cape Town, with two different solutions used for the pitched and flat roof sections. The array has a peak output of 500kW and is expected to supply up to 75% of the building’s power demands during peak production. The project is part of Vodacom’s ongoing drive to cut the amount of energy it consumes, with a target of reducing carbon emissions by 20% by 31 March 2013, translating to an estimated saving of 79,000 tonnes. WSP previously delivered the Vodafone Site Solutions Innovation Center in Midrand, the first building in South Africa to achieve a six-star rating under its Green Star sustainability rating system.
ASIA’S FIRST CARBON- ACCREDITED AIRPORTS
Four airports across the Asia-Pacific region have now achieved the Airport Carbon Accreditation, developed and administered by WSP Environment & Energy for the Airports Council International. In November 2011, Abu Dhabi airport became the first in the region to secure accreditation. It has now been joined by Changi Airport in Singapore and Mumbai and Bangalore airports in India. Abu Dhabi, Changi and Mumbai are accredited for level 1, which involves measuring carbon emissions, while Bangalore is accredited at level 2, for managing its emissions towards a reduced carbon footprint.
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