We are excited to play a pivotal role, in collaboration with Ceres, the U.S. Green Building Council, and the Carbon Leadership Forum, in the launch of a new campaign of the Climate Declaration. With Ceres’ vision and leadership, businesses around the United States have coalesced around this clear statement for climate action by our government.
More than 1,500 U.S. businesses have signed on to the Climate Declaration – but the buildings and real estate sector is underrepresented. To help bridge this gap, Thornton Tomasetti initiated the Building and Real Estate Climate Declaration in our role as a sponsor of the Carbon Leadership Forum.
More than 40 percent of total U.S. energy consumption is used in residential and commercial buildings alone. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has stated that buildings are the greatest potential and least-cost means for curbing climate change. Buildings – and their occupants – are affected by climate change as well. Thornton Tomasetti and others in the building and real estate sector are acting to reduce buildings’ carbon footprints.
The newly launched Building and Real Estate Climate Declaration provides an opportunity for the entire sector –architects and engineers, building product manufacturers, contractors, developers and real estate investors – to take a stand on climate in an impactful way. The sector Climate Declaration will demonstrate strong business support from building-sector companies for taking action on climate change and energy policy at all levels. And it will spotlight the critical role that companies in the buildings and real estate sector play in advancing energy efficiency and distributed renewable energy, reducing embodied carbon in materials, and developing other innovations that reduce carbon emissions throughout building life cycles.
Join Thornton Tomasetti and others in our sector by signing the Building and Real Estate Climate Declaration.
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