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How can we ensure our work is resilient to future challenges?

At Arup, we aspire to have a positive influence on the world, so sustainability is at the heart of our work. We believe that delivering sustainable outcomes for both current and future generations will make our business stronger in the long run. 

WeatherShift™: accessing climate change predictions

When designing infrastructure and buildings for the long term, in many climate zones it is no longer reasonable to only look to weather statistics and storm return periods derived from historical weather records without taking account of projected climate change effects.

Research runs through our entire organisation, stimulating new thinking, encouraging collaboration and creating value through innovation. Our sustainability research programme is central to Arup’s commitment to help achieve the United Nation’s Sustainable Development goals.

FABIG façades with glass bioreactors – modelling multiphase flow

Algae cultures are excellent repositories for storing solar thermal energy.  Cultivation of algae for use as a renewable energy source is a promising up-and…

Resilience-Based Earthquake Design in Europe

In areas like San Francisco, earthquakes are a very real threat to the built environment. Resilience-based earthquake design (REDi) is a tiered rating…

Bioreactive façades: cultivating algae for energy

The façade of a building is a key element in reducing energy consumption. Intelligent façades can control light, shade, temperature and ventilation…

Explore our portfolio of research projects