As part of Bechtel’s commitment to contribute 100 ideas to support the United Nations’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we share new tools to help decarbonize energy project delivery.
SDG 9: Build resilient infrastructure and promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
SDG Target 9.2: Promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and, by 2030, significantly raise industry’s share of employment and gross domestic product, in line with national circumstances, and double its share in least developed countries.
SDG Target 9.4: By 2030, upgrade infrastructure and retrofit industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean and environmentally sound technologies and industrial processes, with all countries taking action in accordance with their respective capabilities.
Transition to a cleaner and greener energy future
Innovating the transition to decarbonization is a challenge and opportunity for energy projects around the world. Clean energy alternatives, technology assessment and selection, and integrated solutions to reduce the carbon footprint are essential to any project’s long-term viability and financial success.
Having the capability to accurately predict and track carbon emissions in plant operations from the very onset of design, construction, and procurement activities can provide the energy sector with a level of confidence that their projects can move ahead into operations and meet the environmental commitments that they have made .But it is also critical that these data-driven decisions can meet cost and schedule requirements for the operation to remain financially viable.
Carbon reduction ROI before implementation
At Bechtel, we’re addressing both issues through GreenBuild, a proprietary strategic carbon assessment platform that calculates cost and impact of execution strategies that will result in carbon, water use and waste reduction and track carbon reduction efforts.
The platform assesses technologies as well as advanced design, technology, supply chain, construction, and operations data to provide predictive analysis of overall carbon reduction outcomes. Using this data, customers can build custom carbon and waste reduction solutions that allow them to confidently deliver on their decarbonization and economic targets.
The platform also enables customers to compare the environmental and cost benefits and determine what impact these initiatives will have on their project’s CO2 profile during operations.
Building a more sustainable future requires a shift in project design, supply chain accountability, construction execution and plant operations.
By continually innovating in the way in which we design, source, and build, we can conserve natural resources more efficiently; generate more valuable social and economic opportunities for communities; and deliver greater value for our customers. The GreenBuild platform platform can help customers deliver real savings and get closer to achieving their net zero targets.