As complex environmental regulations present some of the biggest challenges to project success and implementation of sustainable solutions, greater levels of innovation and collaboration are required to support the needs of an increasingly mobile, urban and affluent world. Whether it’s driving the decarbonization of industries and supply chains on a global scale, to alleviating flood risks, improving air quality and remediating hazardous waste, we deliver the outcomes you need.
reliable and proven
Our clients have trusted us for more than 50 years to deliver environmental and technological innovation.
risk and opportunity management
Our solutions allow for safe and compliant projects, on budget and with schedule certainty.
We collaborate with stakeholders to implement tailored, mutually beneficial outcomes.
A Full Suite of Environmental Services
Our multi-disciplinary teams meet you where you are. With expertise across the power, oil & gas, water, telecommunications and government services, manufacturing & industrial, transportation and management consulting sectors, we can ensure better financial, climate and environmental benefits by delivering a tailored solution to meet your project needs.
We partner dedicated environmental consultants and scientists with industry-recognized engineering and construction teams. This collaboration enables better navigation of changing regulations and shifting stakeholder expectations while keeping your project, regardless of scale or location, on schedule. In addition, we help you realize the benefits of deploying reliable, sustainable technologies that enable better measurement and reporting through easy-to-implement digital asset management platforms.
As a market leader in carbon capture technology for more than 30 years, we bring a wide range of experience in air quality and meteorological/climatological assessments associated with air quality permitting and regulatory compliance. We can also perform siting studies to support project design and construction activities, and specialized air quality studies related to odor mitigation, toxic health risk analysis, deposition, visibility impairment, and cooling tower plume studies.
We provide hazardous waste and nuclear remediation for cost-effective solutions that benefit communities from remedial investigations, feasibility studies and risk assessments to implementing design, corrective actions and brownfield site cleanup. As a longstanding Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Superfund contractor, we have helped rehabilitate sites to meet long-term sustainability and natural resource management needs.
Our environmental consultants, scientists and engineers help you assess, plan, finance, manage and deliver next generation solutions. We can perform due diligence assessments to identify compliance challenges, potential stakeholder concerns, regulatory and environmental study requirements to develop cost-effective and low-risk environmental management strategies for your projects. We also provide construction monitoring to ensure compliance with project permits.
Utilizing a holistic compliance strategy, we integrate your environmental objectives into your business operations including the financing, development, construction and operation of projects. We specialize in minimizing risks with cost-effective technical solutions, while looking at ways to achieve maximum operating flexibility.
Environmental Science Services
Our team of environmental specialists, biologists and cultural resource specialists perform environmental analyses required by state and federal agencies, international governments, and financial institutions. Assessments can also drive infrastructure project planning and investments to help clients maximize sustainable outcomes by identifying environmental risks in design, construction and schedules.
We understand your challenges
Successful environmental projects must balance the availability of budget, project schedule and a deep understanding of regulatory complexity and compliance issues - these are the biggest obstacles our clients tell us they face in meeting their environmental sustainability goals. These factors create uncertainty, that organizations must carefully weigh against the cost of change versus the cost of inaction.
Our legacy of environmental services projects for the utility, government, commercial and industrial sectors allows us to partner with you at any stage of your sustainability journey. We can help accelerate your path to making better economical and compliance-based decisions to benefit communities in the long-term.
Improving the Environment Across Our History
Black & Veatch provides a comprehensive suite of environmental services coupled with broad industry knowledge. Since one of our initial projects in 1915 – improving water supply and treatment for an industrial manufacturing company – we have worked to reduce, mitigate and improve environmental impacts from critical infrastructure.
Since the 1980s we’ve served as a trusted partner of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), completing more than 800 projects across all 10 regions and are one of the first Superfund contractors. Through the Superfund program, we have helped clean up more than 100 contaminated and hazardous waste sites through remediation studies, planning, solution implementation and monitoring. Our environmental work with the U.S. government also extends to more than 83 military installations worldwide and more than 750 hazardous, toxic and radioactive waste projects in the past 10 years.
Today, our teams are transforming the future by delivering innovation in sustainable solutions and infrastructure. We are helping to jumpstart the circular economy by recovering slow-release fertilizer from wastewater in Chicago, taking advantage of resource synergies across water, waste and energy at a co-located waste management and advanced water treatment facility in Singapore, and supporting innovatively funded, environmentally compliant infrastructure projects throughout the UK.
We are a leader in zero-emission vehicle infrastructure and energy storage, and work with a range of energy- and water-intensive commercial and industrial companies – data centers providers, mining companies, industrial manufacturers and more – to help them plan, manage and deliver on their environmental and sustainability goals.
Who We Serve
Our projects support the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Defense, and other national, state and local clients with environment-based or resource efficiency initiatives. Our depth of expertise and experience has earned Black & Veatch a reputation for successfully delivering the full spectrum of environmental services.
From hazardous site remediation to flood plain control to environmental impact assessments and strategies, our multi-system and cross-sector solutions help clients preserve the quality and strengthen the resilience of their water supplies.
Black & Veatch’s complete suite of environmental services reduce project risk for power clients worldwide. To the communities our clients serve, our solutions provide the peace of mind that comes with safe and clean air, soil and water.
In response to environmental factors that could impact operations, mining companies can turn to alternative means of supplies, such as seawater or brackish desalination, water recycling or water reuse.
Industrial & Manufacturing
Energy and water intensive industrial and manufacturing companies turn to Black & Veatch to help them understand and manage environmental risks while deploying new solutions that improve operational efficiencies and meet their sustainability goals.
Black & Veatch is at the forefront transitioning the transportation industry to a cleaner, carbon-zero future. A leader in zero-emission vehicle infrastructure and energy storage, we’ve been involved from the earliest stages and continue to explore and deploy the latest technologies.
Podcast: Acoustical Engineering
Across the Power industry, utility operators must address all forms of safety, including acoustics and noise control, especially in urban and suburban areas. In our first Power Tech Pod, host Becca Schmidt talks with Black & Veatch’s Jeff Szymanski, Senior Acoustical Engineer, about mitigating those risks early to ensure successful projects. They also discuss noise control concerns amid the COVID-19 stay-at-home orders.