Being a resource intensive industry, the infrastructure sector has a wide margin to save natural resources and reduce the environmental impacts associated with its activities.
Salini Impregilo adopts sustainable design and construction schemes in multiple projects worldwide. These schemes allow us to integrate environmental considerations into project development, improving performance throughout the infrastructure’s lifecycle.
In addition to specific procedures regarding sustainable design and construction the Group adopts eco-design and construction schemes which have resulted in some high ratings and achievements, thereby confirming our sustainable approach to design and construction.
The Stavros Niarchos Cultural Centre in Athens has obtained the LEED Platinum certification. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), an initiative of the US Green Buildings Council, is one of the most important voluntary programmes providing third-party verification of green buildings. It is based on a framework for implementing measurable green design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions across the whole supply chain. It contains four rating levels: Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum.
The Sydney Metro Northwest project was awardedthe Leading IS rating from the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia. Infrastructure Sustainability (IS) is Australia’s only comprehensive rating system for evaluating sustainability across the design, construction and operation of infrastructure. IS evaluates the sustainability (including environmental, social, economic and governance aspects) of infrastructure projects and assets over their lifecycle, assigning a third-party certification that comprises three rating levels: Commended, Excellent, Leading.
The Red Line North project in Doha aims at reaching the GSAS 4 star certification. Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS) is the Middle East’s first integrated and performance-based sustainability assessment system for the built environment, also covering social issues throughout the entire project lifecycle. It includess a certification system based on scoring levels from one to six stars.
In addition to these schemes, Salini Impregilo is adopting Building Information Modelling (BIM) on an ever-growing number of projects. By using BIM technology, we generate and manage virtual representations of projects, therefore significantly supporting the planning, designing, construction and management phases.