Green consultants risk ‘witch doctor’ label

If you need to assess the quality of ‘sustainability’ consultants, then perhaps that is what sustainabilty is all about – quality – working to continually reduce the losses in systems and processes!

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WSP’s sustainability head calls for professional body to maintain quality and credibility

Sustainability consultants are in danger of becoming the “witch doctors” of the industry, a leading green engineer has warned.

Prashant Kapoor, head of sustainable planning and research at WSP, said the green industry needed a professional body like the RICS or RIBA to champion quality and consistency. Otherwise, he said, sustainability risked being viewed as an “alternative medicine”, not a mainstream practice.

He said: “There are many people who say they’re sustainability consultants. If the field is going to have credibility, there must be a professional code of conduct.

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