One page descriptions of a technique or action for a given designer, planner, engineer or project manager to take.
It is fundamental to how PB delivers work that designers consider the best solution at every stage of a project. The best solution should achieve a balance of social, environmental, and financial considerations according to the objectives and direction of the client. Sustainability.
These guidelines are intended to be a quick reference, a collection of directions, tools and information that designers and planners can reach for, no matter what phase of the project they are in.
Perhaps you have just had lunch with a client, and they mentioned a growing interest in biomimicry. You thought, "I've never heard of Biomimicry!" However, delivering advice and service and adding value to our project delivery is the heart of how PB works. So come to the Sustainability Toolkit, and take a look at the references for biomimicry.
Perhaps you have been asked to produce a sustainability implementation plan for a construction process, what should be in that plan? In addition to consulting with the Sustainability PAN, take a look in the toolkit at the references here.
When you need to provide sustainability assessments, advice on the relative merits of various approaches to work, means for reducing client carbon dioxide equivalent emissions, and assurance that the funds clients are putting forward for projects will deliver according to the triple bottom line, this toolkit can help you find answers.
The matrices and graphics should provide the designer, at a glance, a way to consider sustainability at whatever stage of the project they are in, whatever type of project it is. Many of these are tasks and actions that you already perform. These guidelines place them in a sustainability framework.
The guidelines are synchronized with the various checklists - highway, buildings, ports, transit, and construction services - that have been developed for the various service lines over the past few years as we have grown PB's sustainability approach to work.
Simply click on the matrix links provided to navigate to the information you are looking for, or discover a new topic you are interested in.
The bulk of the toolkit items are short descriptions of a technique or action for a given designer, planner, engineer or project manager to take. Each action will have links to any outside design manuals or codes that can or should be applied.