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Engineering a Healthy Planet 

In celebration of this year’s World Engineering Day, we asked Lucy Sargeant, project manager, Bouygues Energies & Services to share her experience as an engineer and how she feels they can support a healthy planet. 

Engineers have completely changed the world we live in today, from modern homes, cars, buildings and in respect to Lucy’s speciality Data Centres.  

Lucy has been involved with several data centre projects. Data Centre is an industry that is constantly evolving and it fits in perfectly with Lucy’s interests, and her love to understanding how things work.  

Lucy said: “When I was younger, I didn’t know a career like this existed, otherwise I would have had a more direct path into the industry. I like the diversity and the opportunities to work in different sectors.” 

Will engineers be the difference in creating a healthy plant? 

If we’re going off previous achievements where their drive, passion and ambition has given us a modern world, where engineers have provided a solution for a warmer home, electrical cars, quicker internet speeds, all things we never knew existed. Now, we work towards a healthier planet, it’s the engineers in all industries we look at for innovative, passionate thinking for a better word. 

In a recent article in Institute of Mechanical Engineers Dr Helen Meese CEng MIMechE explains: “When engineers are given the opportunity to develop sustainable solutions to global challenges, the results are outstanding, and yet too often engineers are excluded from the vital conversations where decisions are made.” 

Individuals like Lucy Sargeant, who is passionate about the environment, love spending time outdoors and ultimately, would always want to be part of a project that could not only build sustainably but also, benefit the surrounding environment throughout it’s lifespan. Unfortunately, the industry as a whole isn’t quite there yet but I am hopeful one day this will be the norm. 

“Engineering is fundamental for a healthy planet. The construction industry contributes to a large percentage of the global carbon emissions and other pollutants, but it is also the end-use of the product that will contribute, often negatively, to the health of the planet.  Innovations and building materials as well as reducing the reliance on fossil fuels and decarbonising key infrastructure is crucial in creating healthy environments locally and globally" said Lucy. 

View some of our data centre projects: https://bit.ly/382zEaA 

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