Sustainability is the buzzword of the moment in the built environment sector, but here at Black & White (B&W) it’s not simply a design trend. It’s embedded across our entire business – from our specialist team of building physics experts to our design principles. It’s at the heart of all we do. We don’t just walk the walk when it comes to sustainable best practice, we talk the talk – and it’s a philosophy that has fueled our rapid global growth over the past two years.
B&W has created and developed a specific team of experts that’s focused solely on sustainability and building physics, led by Scott Wilson. This expertise is weaved into our projects to create high quality and sustainable world-class building design. Our depth of knowledge and experience in sustainability has been fundamental to positioning ourselves as the ‘go-to’ specialist MEP design consultancy not just regionally but globally too.
Three Winning Facts:
- Not many engineering design firms have managed to create a global, multi-disciplinary team across four global locations in such a short period of time. Our sustainability and building physics team has played a pivotal, game changing role in our rapid growth, with the North East office the ecosystem and facilitator in this growth.
- Our investment in our people, their talent and continued progression is second to none. We focus on developing specialists through maintaining individuals’ focus on specific sectors while also encouraging employee mobility and access to projects across the global business which exposes them to a broad spectrum of clients, environments and experience. This has resulted in one of the highest employee retention rates in the industry.
- We have strong relationships with supply chain partners, invest in and utilise first class technology tools and processes that enable us to deliver excellence in projects time and time again. We lead by example when it comes to sustainability, creating industry-wide best practice processes and technical excellence in sustainable, successful MEP design projects.