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  1. 1. Engineering a sustainable futureSustainability in PBLuisa Nenci Sydney, 9 April 2009
  2. 2. Engineering a sustainable futureOverviewCorporate IntroductionSustainability- What’s it allaboutSustainability in PBSustainability- BusinessImperativeSustainability in PracticeSustainability Capability
  3. 3. Engineering a sustainable futureMeeting client needs for over 100 years“It is not [ only ] the design that governs[ a project ] but its adaptability to theeconomic and social needs at the time”William Barclay Parsons
  4. 4. Engineering a sustainable future1900 1901 1914Meeting client needs for over 100 yearsBattersea Power StationPanama CanalNew York City Subway
  5. 5. Engineering a sustainable futureBlueScope Steel Cogen1997 2002 2006Meeting client needs for over 100 yearsBarajas International AirportHawaii’s H3 Highway2007Beijing Olympics
  6. 6. Engineering a sustainable futurePB offers a range of core capabilitiesHazardousMaterialsHazardousMaterialsEnvironmentEnvironmentGISGISPlanningPlanningMarineMarineMechanical EngineeringMechanical EngineeringElectrical & SystemsElectrical & SystemsInfrastructureEngineeringInfrastructureEngineeringProjectManagementProjectManagementRailRailStrategic ConsultingStrategic ConsultingSustainabilitySustainabilityTransportEngineeringTransportEngineeringTransportPlanningTransportPlanningTunnelsTunnelsWaterEngineeringWaterEngineeringConstructionServicesConstructionServicesClimate ChangeClimate Change
  7. 7. Engineering a sustainable futurePB in country projectsPB offices PB Major PresenceGlobal Expertise – local understanding14 offices inAustralia andNew Zealand
  8. 8. Engineering a sustainable futureAustralia-Pacific OfficesBendigoGold CoastSunshine CoastPerthAdelaideMelbourneCanberra SydneyNewcastleSingletonBrisbaneAucklandWellingtonChristchurchWollongong
  9. 9. Engineering a sustainable futurePB Corporate OverviewNet Global Revenue FY2008 US$2.2 Billion(Including A$270M AU/NZ)Over 13,000 employeesworldwide (2,500 in AU/NZ)PeopleSales
  10. 10. Engineering a sustainable futureWhat does sustainability mean for you?Personally?Professionally?In practical terms,what can you doabout it?
  11. 11. Engineering a sustainable futureThe goal of sustainabledevelopment is to ”meet theneeds of the present withoutcompromising the ability offuture generations to meet theirown needs”.Bruntland Definition, World Commission on Environmentand Development .Our Common Future , 1987Sustainability – what’s it all about?
  12. 12. Engineering a sustainable futureTriple Bottom Line:balanced approach toeconomic development,environmental protection andsocial well being.John Elkington founder of SustainAbilitySustainability – what’s it all about?
  13. 13. Engineering a sustainable futureSustainability in PB“Engineering requirestwo abilities – first, thetechnical skill andsecond, the mind and theknowledge to conceivethat which is useful andwill be for theconvenience of mankindin the long run.William B. Parsons (1923)
  14. 14. Engineering a sustainable futureTo be a positive and highly influential force in the developmentand operation of infrastructure around the world.Through service to our clients and collaboration with colleagues,we will create a lasting legacythat improves the lives of people and communities.Sustainability in PB
  15. 15. Engineering a sustainable futureSustainability in PB: Policy Context– Sustainability Vision– Corporate ResponsibilityProgram– Climate Change Business Unit– Carbon Neutrality– Ethics Business Procedure –BP 10– ISO 14001 EMS– ISO 9001 QAS
  16. 16. Engineering a sustainable futureintegration adaptation innovationSustainability in PB
  17. 17. Engineering a sustainable future integration: Integrate each of the Triple Bottom Lineelements (Economy, Environment, Community), tounderstand what will make for a successful project. adaptation: Sustainability is about changing and evolvingto promote overall wellbeing, not to sustain the status quo.Designing a project to fit in with local social, economic andenvironmental characteristics both today and tomorrow. innovation: It’s the key to moving forward. As projectunderstand, plan, design and adapt to local characteristic(present and future), innovation tends to occur (cleversolutions that address multiple criteria or adaptationchallenges- can be technological or part of the way that theproject was run) – this is the value adding part.Sustainability in PB
  18. 18. Engineering a sustainable futurePB Sustainable Business• Position PB as the leading infrastructure providerin Australia in the provision of sustainablesolutions in our key market areas.• Integrate sustainability into the planning,design, management and operation of all PBprojects.• Champion a culture of sustainability in all ourbusinesses within two years.• Lead the development of new services in whichPB can leverage our leadership insustainability.
  19. 19. Engineering a sustainable futureSustainability in PB
  20. 20. Engineering a sustainable futureSustainability – Business Imperative• Resources are more scarce and becomingmore expensive• Energy is more scarce and becoming moreexpensive• Regulations are heading towards mandatorysustainability/corporate responsibilityreporting• Approvals are getting more stringent• A social licence to operate is getting moredifficult to attain• Market expectations are rising• How value for money is assessed is changing
  21. 21. Engineering a sustainable futureSustainability – Business ImperativeCorporate strategy and profitabilityare vulnerable to social,economic and environmentalpressures.
  22. 22. Engineering a sustainable future• Clients with increasing expectations• Opportunities to improve internal operationalefficiency• Compliance to current & emerging legislativerequirements• Opportunities for new products & services• Competitors adopting progressively• Potential for positive market influenceSustainability – Business Imperative
  23. 23. Engineering a sustainable futureWhat does sustainability mean for you?Can you thinkof any otherchallenges anddemandsfaced byyourclients?
  24. 24. Engineering a sustainable futureAustralian Energy Market OverviewCoal Generation produces 85% of the energyin the NEMAustralia is the largest exporter of coal &second largest exporter of energyPower generation contributes approximately36% to Australia’s carbon emissionsAustralian’s consume about 8,000 kW/hr ofelectricity per capita, behind Canada & the US20% of Renewables by 2020 and 60% by 2050& Kyoto Protocol – CPRS by 2010EnergyExporterEnergyExporterEnergy =CarbonEnergy =CarbonHighDemandHighDemandAmbitiousEmissionTargetsAmbitiousEmissionTargetsDependant on CoalDependant on Coal
  25. 25. Engineering a sustainable futurePotential ResultSource: NGF
  26. 26. Engineering a sustainable futureGas Resource – Big and GrowingSource: AGA
  27. 27. Engineering a sustainable futureSustainability in PracticeIdentifying Sustainabilityoutcomes:• Biomass Fuel for Wallerawang• SewerFix Wet Weather Alliance• Glendell Liddell MineInfrastructure Project
  28. 28. Engineering a sustainable futureWallerawang: Fuel type
  29. 29. Engineering a sustainable futureWallerawang: Fuel storage
  30. 30. Engineering a sustainable futureWallerawang: Fuel supply
  31. 31. Engineering a sustainable futureWallerawang: Fuel type
  32. 32. Engineering a sustainable futureSustainability in Practice• WallerawangEnergygenerationefficiencyBlack Coal 33%35$MWhBiomass 31-33%Max 31$MWhEmission factor800 KgCO2-e/MWh7,490 MWh5,992 tCO2-e/MWhyear7,490 MWh~60,2 tCO2/yearCommunity Uncertainty Security
  33. 33. Engineering a sustainable futureSustainability in Practice• SewerFixCommunity 22.5% 75% 50% 75%Operation and Maintenance 22,5% 80% 78% 63%Environmental 22.5% 75% 75% 68%Safety 22.5% 65% 65% 50%Additional Benefits 10% 27% 27% 47%Total Non Cost Performance 69% 63% 62%Life Cycle Cost $2,360 $5,531 $5,526Options
  34. 34. Engineering a sustainable futureSustainability in Practice• Glendell/LiddellReuse of existingsite facilities$2,085,544-9%Environment 0 IncidentsCommunity &Safety0 Complaints0 Lost Time Injury
  35. 35. Engineering a sustainable futurePB Sustainability capabilityAdvisory services:– carbon auditing– sustainability appraisals– key sustainability performancemeasures;– facilitating sustainabilityworkshops and sustainabilitystrategy development– sustainability reporting andreviews.
  36. 36. Engineering a sustainable futureWhat does sustainability mean for you?What doessustainabilitymean foryou inpractice?
  37. 37. Engineering a sustainable futurePB Principles of SustainableInfrastructure- 1Redesign of (existing or renewal of)infrastructure in light of global climatechange – specifically looking at how wedesign future infrastructure to be either”carbon neutral” or with a significantlyreduced carbon footprint and how shouldour infrastructure be designed to takeaccount of future climatic predictions?
  38. 38. Engineering a sustainable futurePB Principles of SustainableInfrastructure - 2Economic, social andenvironmental modelling ofland use and transportation –the modelling could be used forassessment of policies onemissions, energy use andinfrastructure costs e.g. life-cycle analysis, ecological footprinting, CBA.
  39. 39. Engineering a sustainable futurePB Principles of SustainableInfrastructure - 3Sustainable material selection– looking at the quality,durability, adaptability,suitability, resource efficiencyand energy conservation(both embedded andoperational) of projectmaterials.PB
  40. 40. Engineering a sustainable futurePB Principles of SustainableInfrastructure – 4The protection of existinginfrastructure fromenvironmental degradation, e.g.the preservation, renewal andlongevity extension of materialsand the relevance andapplicability of systems.
  41. 41. Engineering a sustainable futurePB Principles of SustainableInfrastructure - 5Moving to Zero Wasteenvironments i.e. cradleto cradle designsolutions, recycling andreuse.
  42. 42. Engineering a sustainable futurePB Principles of SustainableInfrastructure - 6The proper economicevaluation of socialinfrastructure elements insociety – includingenvironmental, andphysical and mental healthbenefits.
  43. 43. Engineering a sustainable futurePB Principles of SustainableInfrastructure - 7The remediation of damagedenvironments – specificallyfocusing on damaged soil andwater supplies, and therestitution of food productionand capacity for consumptionpurposes.
  44. 44. Engineering a sustainable futurePB Principles of SustainableInfrastructure - 8Revitalisation andrestitution of ecology – therevitalisation of ourecological systems, andrestitution of ecologicalbiodiversity.
  45. 45. Engineering a sustainable futureWhat does sustainability mean for you?discuss thestatementsand thequalities ofeach
  46. 46. Engineering a sustainable futureSustainability and YouLuisa NenciSustainability PrincipalRegional DirectorateNSW/ACTTel 9272 5416Email LNenci@pb.com.au

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