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Sustainable Design in Pharma: Impactful Strategies

From theory to practice

Focusing on environmental impact, the following topics will be shared through a recent case study of a new biotech pharmaceutical facility. Considering pharmaceutical sustainability, the outcomes of the applied design solutions will demonstrate relevant sustainable and economic benefits.

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Having sustainable facilities and applying sustainable policies is the first step towards a better, safer and more resilient world.


Designing Sustainable Future Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency

How energy consumption is reduced in a manufacturing facility by acting on the building, HVAC systems and utilities, and on the process.

Designing Sustainable Future Conservation of Resources

Conservation of Resources

How to reduce the impact of a manufacturing facility by acting on the process water cycle.

OUT 21/05/2024

Designing Sustainable Future Circularity


How to reduce the impact of a manufacturing facility by selecting materials, reusing/recycling/ recovering materials and fluids.

OUT 07/06/2024


We know that defining sustainability in a dynamic regulatory context such as the pharmaceutical sector may seem challenging.

That’s why we have developed a strategy to help pharmaceutical companies, like yours, become more environmentally friendly.

“Sustainable engineering for us is not only just about reduction, recycling, and reuse. It’s a concept that extends above this general paradigm. It’s about adding value by developing projects that have a positive impact on society and that contribute to environmental concerns mitigation in a sustainable way for businesses.”

Pier Angelo Galligani
Partner, Head of Sustainability and Innovation Depts.
at Techniconsult Group

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“Sustainable design starts with respect founded in the awareness of the value represented by human beings, including their rights and by nature, hosting and welcoming them.
Understand that design elements and choice originate through nature and directly interact with it, causing short and long term consequences. This drives what we bear in mind when designing a project: life cycle optimization utilizing full integration of technology and innovation with good design practice can lead to materials, energy and waste reduction, with possibly significant future economical benefits.”

Mariella di Franco
Engineering Operations & Technical Director
at PQE Group

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Aligned with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), energy efficiency and reducing the carbon footprint in an industrial facility are fundamental. While all SDGs are equally important, sustainable building design mainly deals with emergencies caused by climate change and conserving natural resources.

It is important to underline that a company's CO2 footprint is impacted by both direct and indirect emissions, which are usually classified in Scope 1, 2, and 3 according to the GHG Protocol. Then, energy generation but also energy consumption across the supply chains are crucial.

The life science industry has a significant energy footprint due to various factors such as the need for air conditioning to comply with regulations, high energy consumption during processes, and due to the production and distribution of clean utilities. However, it is possible to reduce this energy consumption by adopting sustainable practices and technology.

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