Addressing Climate Change Is the Moral and Business Imperative of Our Time
Now is the time to prepare for a resilient future.
A recent study by the Gensler Research Institute found that 72% of adults in the U.S. believe that climate change is an urgent issue, but only 18% feel as though their communities are prepared to tackle it. Design resilience strategies offer a clear roadmap for how to prepare and take action against the worst effects of climate change, including the impact it will have on business, human health and wellbeing, and issues of equity. Gensler is committed to a net zero future for our clients, our communities, and our industry.
Leading the Industry Toward Net Zero
We touch over 1.25 billion square feet every year. We are leading the industry to change the industry.
The Gensler Cities Climate Challenge (GC3)
Environmental stewardship is at the core of our brand, and GC3 — or the Gensler Cities Climate Challenge — is our roadmap for how we intend to help our clients reach their carbon targets and our goal of making every building in our portfolio net zero carbon.
5 STRATEGIES TO NET ZERO CARBON
How We Help Clients
Gensler offers sustainable consulting services and strategies for every type and scale of project.
Climate Action & Sustainability Practice Area
We offer sustainability consulting services and strategies for developers, building owners, and tenants who want and need to minimize their operational and embodied carbon for new or reused buildings.
Performance Assessment & Analytics
We provide insights and analytics so that clients can understand their carbon impact, energy consumption, performance, and ESG goals.
We advise and assist clients looking to achieve third-party certifications such as LEED, Fitwel, ILFI Zero, and BREEAM.
We help clients identify environmental and climate-related goals and develop climate action plans.
Meet Our Design Resilience Community
We embed professionals in every practice and every office to achieve sustainable strategies at scale.
DESIGN RESILIENCE LEADERS
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CLIMATE ACTION & SUSTAINABLE DESIGN INSIGHTS
DESIGN RESILIENCE NEWS
Green Building & Design2022Gensler co-CEO Diane Hoskins addressed the carbon footprint of concrete and how private industry must lead the charge to reduce carbon emissions through innovation.
Smart Cities Dive2022Gensler co-CEO Andy Cohen shared insights on reimagining gas stations, subway stations, parking garages, and roads as new mobility technologies change how we get from point A to point B.
Commercial Observer2022Gensler ESG Consultancy Director Juliette Morgan discussed how the real estate industry is impacted by findings in the latest IPCC report and reflected on prioritizing energy performance and better building materials.
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