Climate Change and Sustainable Development

At CIMA+ we believe that engineering exists to improve and enhance the lives around us. Sustainable solutions inspired by engineering to help meet the many challenges of today and tomorrow. Because when you engineer for people, you also engineer for a better world.

We understand that our activities bear significant economic, social, and environmental impacts. CIMA+ is committed to becoming a leader in the development of innovative and sustainable projects that meet the needs of our business partners and contribute positively to local communities while minimizing environmental impacts. In order to meet this commitment, a Centre of Excellence in Sustainability has been created and provides leadership, best practices, research, support, and training for sustainable development to all employees.


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Future Focused Solutions

We recommend mitigation and adaptation strategies and INSPIRE our clients to take strong action to design resilient infrastructure with a lower impact on the environment. We SUPPORT our clients in implementing future-focused solutions in our global fight against climate change.

With a people-centred approach, we are committed to supporting our clients’ transition to a low-carbon economy, [1] while contributing to the SDGs by providing sustainable and responsible engineering without compromising quality and systems thinking solutioning.


Our Expertise: Facts and Figures

CIMA+’s achievements span over more than 30 years and speak for themselves.

of total surface area of projects for which a life cycle analysis was conducted
green building projects certified or pursuing environmental certification (since 2020)
GHG emission evaluation and climate resiliency analyses (since 2020)
hours of sustainable development training provided by the sustainability team (since 2020)

Our Specialized Services

Rely on our multidisciplinary professionals to meet your requirements and expectations. We offer a full range of engineering services to successfully deliver your project, from start to finish.

Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

In order to move towards a future that fosters sustainable development and climate resiliency, it is essential for organizations and businesses to implement bold and achievable target measures within their roadmaps to carbon neutrality in alignment with the federal government’s ambitious goal setting of reaching net-zero by the year 2050, with significant progress made by 2030.

We can help you better understand and reduce the environmental impacts of your activities, with mitigation and adaptation measures. The services below contribute to increasing your project’s climate resiliency:

  • Greenhouse gas (GHG) emission inventories and management by means of an action plan
  • Development of a carbon neutrality strategy
  • Life cycle analyses (LCA)
  • Climate risk and vulnerability assessments (CRiVA)
  • Climate lens assessments
  • Climate change resiliency and adaptation plans
  • Grant application support
Sustainable Design and Environmental Certifications

Our team focuses on gaining a better understanding of the impact of projects on society and the environment at large, while striving for proactive decision-making in order to optimize infrastructure asset performance. Crucial decisions are made at the design stage, including the selection of materials, features, technologies, manufacturing processes, and potential suppliers to name a few. These decisions can affect up to 80% of a project’s impacts on the environment and society and are critical within sustainable and responsible engineering (SRE) practices and human-centric design principles.

We support you in your analysis and decision-making from the beginning of the project’s lifecycle to help you reduce adverse effects, while optimizing construction, maintenance, and operation costs.

The benefits of pursuing environmental certifications for your project:

  • Adoption of industry best practices
  • Third-party verification
  • Powerful communication and marketing tool
  • Frame of reference to help stakeholders in the decision-making process
  • System for setting environmental goals

Our sustainability team is well versed in pursuing such environmental certifications, with some of our in-house experience consisting of:

  • Integrated design processes (IDP)
  • Green building rating systems (LEED, Zero Carbon Building, WELL, Passive House)
  • Whole building life cycle analyses (LCA)
  • Energy simulations
  • Grant application support

Discover our Climate Change and Sustainable Development Projects

Sustainable development is a priority for us and a real business philosophy. We therefore put the talent and know-how of our people at the service of our clients and communities.

CIMA+: a One-stop Shop Solution for All Your Engineering Needs

We are proud of our multidisciplinary approach. By offering you everything under one roof, you benefit from a simplified collaborative approach to deliver projects quickly and on time.

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