We know sustainability
The world is changing and demanding more from infrastructure. The rapid evolution of technology, new levels of market disruption and global challenges like climate change are deepening the need for infrastructure that is increasingly green, connected, distributed, resilient and adaptive.
For more than a century, Black & Veatch has worked with clients to develop critical sustainable infrastructure. We build projects that are designed to operate for decades; we don’t follow trends, we define them. We solve problems for the people who are solving the world’s problems.
We understand your need for projects that embrace the world we see today and help make it the world we want tomorrow.
See how we can help you achieve your sustainable future.
Driving the Global March Towards Sustainability
The next decade will be pivotal, as innovation and clean technology continue to drive the global march towards sustainability. Renewable energy from wind and solar power will continue to redefine power markets as communities actively seek out low-carbon and even zero-carbon power generation. Decarbonization technologies and techniques will enable us to remove and utilize atmospheric carbon. Electric vehicles will further reshape passenger, freight and transit networks as battery capacity and hydrogen move from plans to our roads. Water resources will leverage innovation in sourcing, metering and treatment to build resilience in the face of extreme weather and climate change. And the 5G revolution will deliver the connectivity necessary to bring these systems together.
Wherever you are along your journey, from planning through design, pilot projects through deployment at scale, we have the expertise to help you achieve your sustainability goals.
Your Partner at Every Stage of the Sustainability Journey
A Legacy of Innovation
Since our founding, Black & Veatch’s mission has been to design and build critical human infrastructure that improves quality of life and expands economic activity while minimizing environmental impacts. We take our responsibility to operate more sustainably seriously and believe that in doing so, we create value for our clients, our professionals and the communities where we live and work.
Today, we are developing sustainability solutions with our clients – from utilities and investors to governments and companies and more, at the cutting-edge of this global movement. As the need to reduce carbon, preserve water and harness the power of data grows, we continue to drive innovation to meet and exceed the demands of shareholders, regulators and generations yet to come, ensuring your long-term success.
Whether your need touches the energy, water, transportation, telecommunications, agriculture, industry, manufacturing and materials sectors, working together, Black & Veatch can help you meet the needs of the present while building the world we want.
How Utilities Advance Transportation Electrification and the Grid
Electric utilities are in the spotlight as transportation electrification grows. The U.S. needs 9.6 million charge ports by 2030 to support EV market growth, which drives up the demand for power and utility infrastructure, which can take 24 months or more to construct. As innovators devise work-arounds to the traditional grid system, utilities and other stakeholders need to embrace the challenge of new mobility and pivot to lead and enable the new energy ecosystem.Get the eBook
The mandate for companies looking to electrify fleets: Start planning now
Electrification of fleets – everything from garbage trucks and school buses to, yes, parcel trucks and logistics interests – has become the next frontier in the electric vehicle (EV) space.Learn More
Sustainability and Automation: Two Megatrends Reshaping the Commercial & Industrial Space
According to a Black & Veatch survey of hundreds of professionals in the commercial and industrial sector, after a significant focus on investments in labor productivity, the forward-looking data reflects a projected shift in investments towards IT, data and communications infrastructure.Learn More
In Race to Sustainability, Technologies and Trusted Teams Can Help You Break the Tape
Increasing global temperatures, catastrophic storms, frequent wildfires and agonizing drought cycles are setting off alarms about the future of our most crucial resources. And they’re driving urgent conversations about how organizations that haven’t been convinced of the value of enterprise sustainability can reverse course. Sustainability is the central question confronting the world’s critical human infrastructure, followed closely by “how” and “how much?”Learn More
EPA’s ‘Navigable Waters Protection Rule’ – What it Means for Sustainable Infrastructure
In the world of all things water, there has been a persistently murky issue for landowners: Which surface water features on their property are subject to federal regulation? After decades of such uncertainty, a final rule proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing a definition of which waters are subject to Clean Water Act Section 404 permitting that will guide business owners who are exploring infrastructure development.Learn More
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Moving at The Speed of Startup
Black & Veatch’s permitting and design expertise helped Volta quickly expand their electric vehicle charging network.
Working to Bring Hyper-speed Transit to Life
Hyperloop technology, electric and autonomous vehicles powered by energy from the wind and sun, and advanced, zero-emission hydrogen fuel cells are redefining how we move people, goods and ideas.
Speeding the Adoption of Microgrids and Distributed Energy
Black & Veatch designed, procured and constructed a microgrid for Shell, which is using it to generate power while it also serves as a working test lab to explore advancements in renewable energy.