Setting Sail for More Efficient and Greener Trade by Sea

International shipping companies respond to a higher demand for reefer containerization for greater efficiency, while aligning their fleet renewal with energy savings and carbon reduction requirements.

Increasing Relevance of Reefers

Shipping lines continue to recognise the importance of trades involving fruit, frozen meats and other foodstuffs and are maximising the reefer potential of vessels deployed on key shipping routes, such as the West Coast of South America (WCSA) or New Zealand. 

Needing to Build Resilience in a Post-Pandemic World

by Michael Mondshine, Senior VP, Director – Sustainability, Energy and Climate Change, WSP USA

The world was given a unique opportunity in 2020 to take stock of what truly matters and start to better plan for the future through sustainable infrastructure projects


The world was given a unique opportunity in 2020 to take stock of what truly matters and start to better plan for the future through sustainable infrastructure projects

Growth at WSP USA Includes Enhanced Risk Assessment Services

Increases in Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessment services highlights firm’s development as an environmental resources leader.

While WSP USA has long offered risk assessment services, recent growth has enabled the development of a coordinated, interdisciplinary team of experts within the firm’s Environment business line dedicated to helping clients develop and maintain healthy and sustainable environments.

The Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessment service is a logical progression for a firm that has become a recognized leader in the development and implementation of methods for assessing, communicating and managing health and ecological risks that are both innovative and practical.

WSP USA Study: Street Closure Encourages Recreational Activity During Pandemic

Philadelphia repurposed a road exclusively for bicycles and pedestrians as a temporary shared use facility for outdoor exercise and alternative transportation.

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Philadelphia officials closed 4.3 miles of a city street to vehicle traffic, reserving it exclusively for bicycles and pedestrians.

Repurposing Martin Luther King Jr. Drive – located along a narrow wooded stretch between the Schuylkill River and Schuylkill Expressway from Falls Bridge to Eakins Oval – opened the four-lane roadway for people who were eager to get outside and safely take a stroll or casual bike ride while maintaining adequate social distancing.

McDonald's Opens First Net-Zero Restaurant at Disney World

WSP USA provided mechanical-electrical-plumbing engineering and energy analysis for the carbon-neutral fast-food establishment.

Eight decades after McDonald’s restaurant revolutionized a speedier way to prepare and serve meals, the fast-food giant is once again setting new standards in the industry, laying the groundwork for a more ecologically responsible place to dine.

The façade of the 8,000-square-foot McDonald’s at Disney World in Buena Vista, Florida, not only appears strikingly different than its traditional restaurant chain, but every segment of the building has been meticulously designed to create the world’s first “net-zero” fast food restaurant.

Emily Wasley Named Board President of the American Society of Adaptation Professionals

WSP USA is an ASAP organizational member, furthering the company’s alignment with and commitment to leadership in climate action.
Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO, January 27, 2021 /3BL Media/ — Emily Wasley, corporate climate resilience practice leader at WSP USA, a leading engineering and professional services consultancy, was named board president of the American Society of Adaptation Professionals (ASAP). 

Moynihan Train Hall and East End Gateway in New York City Open

WSP USA plays lead role in delivering two iconic projects that expand transit capacity and improve customer experience.
Press Release

NEW YORK, January 25, 2021 /3BL Media/ — Moynihan Train Hall has arrived in Midtown Manhattan as a world-class facility that expands New York Penn Station, the busiest transportation hub in the Western Hemisphere, into the landmark James A. Farley Post Office building.

A block away, the East End Gateway has also opened, providing a visually stunning and expanded new entrance to the Penn Station Long Island Railroad Concourse on 33rd Street and 7th Avenue.

Todd Semonite to Lead WSP USA Federal Programs

Lieutenant General Semonite commanded U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and led nationwide construction of temporary hospitals for COVID-19 patients.
Press Release

WASHINGTON, January 19, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Retired Lieutenant General Todd T. Semonite, former Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), has joined WSP USA, a leading engineering and professional services consultancy, as President of the Federal Programs business.

WSP USA Launches New Climate, Resilience & Sustainability Business

National business line consolidates solutions for lifecycle resilience, sustainability and emergency management.
Press Release

NEW YORK, January 13, 2021 /3BL Media/ — WSP USA, a leading professional services consultancy, announced the new Climate, Resilience & Sustainability business line to partner with companies, government agencies and communities across the U.S. to solve the dynamic challenges of equitable climate mitigation, asset and infrastructure adaptation and emergency management.

Women in Climate Tech Launches

Press Release

DURHAM, NC, January 12, 2021 /3BL Media/ – The launch of Women in Climate Tech (WiCT) was announced today by the group’s Steering Committee. The organization’s mission is to empower and amplify the voices of women working in this burgeoning industry and to grow the share of females represented who will work on this issue for generations to come.


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