work underway on a water-discharge structure we designed for poor soil conditions
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sustainability

taking a big-picture approach

At Barr, we view our work through the lens of sustainability—the practice of managing significant economic, environmental, and social impacts and risks associated with projects. Our engineers, scientists, planners, ecologists, and landscape architects deliver integrated solutions that meet clients’ evolving environmental, economic, and community goals. Sustainability can be woven into projects in a variety of ways, including:

  • reducing energy and material use
  • minimizing waste
  • managing natural resources
  • restoring impaired ecosystems
  • redeveloping contaminated sites
  • incorporating green infrastructure
  • participating in community planning
  • reducing overall environmental footprint

Often, a big-picture approach paves the way for long-term growth. Take a look at our project examples (+ more, above right) to see how everyday engineering projects can be designed to reduce impacts on society and the environment while maximizing financial return. 

Among the sustainability services our clients most frequently request are: