Wood is recognised for achievements in innovation to tackle climate change
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Wood has received three awards recognising its zero-emission mobility team and its innovative digital tools for zero-emission fleet conversion and flood risk mitigation.

The accolades include two in the Technology Merit category and one in the Practice Development category in the 2021 Business Achievement Awards from Environmental Business International Inc., a publishing and research company that generates strategic market intelligence on emerging opportunities in the environmental and climate change Industries.

“In a year of economic recovery that still posed its own challenges, it is a testament to the resilience of the environmental industry and its leaders in business and innovation to have such a fine constellation of winners of the annual awards,” said Grant Ferrier, president of Environmental Business International Inc,  and publisher of the Environmental Business Journal®* (EBJ) and Climate Change Business Journal® (CCBJ)*.

The awards recognise excellence in innovation in Wood’s proprietary digital technologies:

ZeroEmissionSimTM is an interactive cloud-based toolkit that provides detailed analysis for converting vehicle fleets to battery or hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles. The digital tool uses machine learnings and real-world data to model scenarios and help fleet operators understand the true capital and operating costs for vehicle upgrades, network hardware, infrastructure, energy and utilities when scaling fleets. Since launching ZeroEmissionSim, the application has been used for multiple stakeholders in Canada and the United States, to model implementation of full fleet electrification.

FloodVueTM is a remotely accessible, user-friendly tool that replaces standard floodplain maps with real-time, onsite, 4D visualisation. The augmented reality mobile app models potential flood scenarios by combining multiple data sources to create a clear, immersive picture of severe weather impacts at any location globally. FloodVue helps communities and organisations anticipate flood risks before being impacted.

Wood was also recognised in the Practice Development category for greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation, praising the conception of Wood’s newly formed zero-emission mobility team, a growth accelerator focused on reducing emissions through the transition to electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. The growing team of transport and decarbonisation specialists have executed work scopes across North America, and have expanded into the global market, with a goal to increase revenue tenfold in 2022. The team is using its expertise to help fleet managers reduce GHG impact, from understanding emissions to full execution and consistent monitoring for the entire asset’s lifecycle.

“It’s an honour for two of our latest technologies and our newly formed zero-emission team be recognized in the 2021 Business Achievement Awards,” says Lytle Troutt, President of Wood’s environmental consultancy business. “ZeroEmissionSim and FloodVue are important digital sustainability tools that enhance solutions in greenhouse gas emission reduction and flood prevention to improve the resilience of our world. Our zero-emission mobility team is a key growth accelerator for the business, signaling a high level of support to help the world achieve net-zero goals.”

The 2021 EBJ and CCBJ awards were presented at the EBJ Business Achievement Awards banquet at Environmental Industry Summit XX on March 16, 2022 in San Diego.

Environmental Business Journal® provides strategic information and market forecasts for executives involved in 13 business segments, including environmental consulting & engineering, remediation, water & wastewater, air quality & pollution control, hazardous waste, instrumentation, pollution control equipment, waste management, resource recovery, solid waste management, renewable energy and environmental information systems.

Climate Change Business Journal® (CCBJ) , serves as the centerpiece of business intelligence providing detailed market research on nine segments of the Climate Change Industry, including renewable energy, carbon capture & storage, climate change adaptation, energy efficiency and green buildings. Climate Change Business Journal® provides analysis of markets and business opportunities for the project management and technology development community.

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