The Office of Sustainability and Public Works Department have joined forces with WestEast to develop Sustainability Guidelines aimed at ensuring the consistent integration of sustainability principles in the development of Capital Improvements Projects in San Antonio. These guidelines align with the city's SA Tomorrow Sustainability and SA Climate Ready plans, and will also serve as a roadmap for future projects to support San Antonio's long-term sustainability objectives. In a concerted effort to promote sustainable practices and maximize environmental stewardship, WestEast has actively engaged stakeholders from various departments, including Public Works, Parks and Recreation, Building and Equipment Services. Additionally, sustainability experts with expertise in land development and engineering have been involved to provide valuable insights and perspectives.
The first stage of this collaborative initiative focused on setting specific goals for the design, construction, operations, and maintenance of projects falling within the 2022-2027 Bond program. This comprehensive approach ensures that sustainability considerations are integrated at every stage of the project life cycle. Furthermore, ongoing efforts are being made to gather real-world sustainability performance data, which will inform the refinement and development of future project standards by the Public Works Department.
By establishing these Sustainability Guidelines, San Antonio aims to foster a resilient and environmentally conscious city, while also improving the quality of life for its residents. The integration of sustainability principles into capital projects will contribute to the long-term well-being of the community and ensure that San Antonio continues to thrive in a sustainable and responsible manner.