Infrastructure is of foremost importance for human development by providing access to basic services, enabling economic growth, and bringing human overall well-being. For example, a dam can create various beneficial effects for a local community by giving access to clean drinking water or for agricultural use. It can also enhance resilience towards climate change induced events, such as glacier melting or floodings. And additionally, it can be a source for clean energy generation supporting the stability of electrical grid systems.
Lombardi’s business is centered around creating sustainable infrastructure: designing, constructing and operating dams, railway, roads, bridges, and tunnels over project phases and in all project related roles. Hence, there is a relationship between Lombardi and the quality of life and well-being these infrastructure projects can deliver.
Today, from a sustainability perspective, the majority of infrastructures are very unsustainable. Their construction on land formerly covered by nature or used as agricultural land means that land has to be cleared. The construction itself comes with significant amounts of materials, energies and involves large numbers of transports.
Lombardi created a sustainability offer to bring the topic into the projects and our daily work.