From left, the award-winning Solar Canopy / EV Dock in Chicago and the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens Bosarge Family Education Center in Maine, recipient of the Zero Net Energy Building Award. Courtesy Connor Steinkamp / Steinkamp Photography and Tim Greenway.
In 2013, Thornton Tomasetti was one of the first engineering firms to sign the Climate Declaration, a call by more than 1,500 American businesses asking the federal government to take action on climate change. The Declaration is sponsored by Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy (BICEP), a project of Ceres.
Four years later, this declaration remains very relevant. And now, other firms in our sector will be in good company in signing the Climate Declaration – they can join the more than 100 other businesses that have signed the Climate Declaration via a sector-specific campaign for the building and real estate sector.
Please consider signing the Building & Real Estate Sector Climate Declaration in celebration of Earth Day, April 22, 2017.
Thornton Tomasetti signed the Climate Declaration because we are committed to sustainability in our projects and our business operations. Also, federal investments in energy efficiency and climate policy are good for business. It made so much sense to us to sign the Declaration that we teamed up with Ceres, the U.S. Green Building Council, and the Carbon Leadership Forum to launch a new campaign of the Climate Declaration, and this was the Building & Real Estate Sector Climate Declaration.
More than 40 percent of total U.S. energy consumption is used in residential and commercial buildings alone. The Building & Real Estate Sector Climate Declaration highlights the critical role that companies in this sector play in advancing energy efficiency and distributed renewable energy, reducing embodied carbon in materials, and in developing other innovations that reduce carbon emissions throughout building life cycles.
Thornton Tomasetti wishes you a Happy Earth Day!
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