Our sustainability division is responsible for writing and compiling the sustainability report for our WE Design team. This sustainability report is worth 30% of our final mark at the ISWTC and a core part of the deals at WE Design. The sustainability division may also influence the more technical aspects of the design in order to aim for greener and cleaner energy.

Lifecycle analysis (LCA) section

This division deals with the lifecycle of every material used to create the wind turbine. They consider processes such as:

  • Mining
  • Machining
  • Transporting materials
  • Method of power used ie coal, electrical, mechanical, hydroelectric, etc.
  • Waste disposal and alternatives
  • Environmental impact

Our turbine's LCA (2020).

Business case section

This is the financial and cost-related section of the report. Note that some parts of the report are included merely for the sake of consideration. Costs covered may include:

  • Purchase of initial and any extra material material
  • Capital
  • Salaries
  • Remediation
  • Site preparation

Local embededdness section

This section deals with integrating the wind turbine into the selected location of theturbine’s final destination. This may include:

  • Stakeholder data
  • Land data
  • Current facilities in the area and the potential need for outsourcing or creation

And many more! Sustainability is not a one-perrson’s job and the more, the merrier! Contact us to get involved.