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Achieving Ambitious Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals

Revolutionary Projects Help Reduce GHG Emissions

The Paris Agreement states emissions must be reduced 45% by 2030 and reach net zero by 2050 to slow global warming an incredible challenge spurring bold GHG emissions goals in every industry. We've tapped some of today's sharpest minds to take on the challenge, and built a highly collaborative environment with our clients. Together, we're working on impactful projects that lower GHG emissions and accomplish business goals, like large-scale solar, battery energy storage, offshore wind, electric vehicle infrastructure, circular economy plans, hydrogen integration and regenerative design.

Silicon Ranch, Georgia, renewables employees working

A Power Grid Steeped in Renewable Energy

The Solar Energy Industry Association predicts almost 100 gigawatts of solar capacity need to be added every year until 2030 to meet bold federal climate targets. Add significant goals for offshore wind, hydropower and energy storage into the mix, and a future grid steeped in renewable energy takes shape. 

We blend engineering, science and design to take on life-changing renewable energy projects, from massive solar energy generation facilities to the first offshore wind projects in the U.S.


Silicon Ranch Corporation: Watch the story of our decade-long partnership on large-scale solar energy

Inventorying GHG Emissions

Sustainability commitments are prolific, and the push to disclose environmental impacts using measurable data is strong. California’s new Climate Corporate Data Accountability Act will require many of the world’s largest companies to track and report greenhouse gas emissions. Two-thirds of the S&P 500 index voluntarily report to CDP already.

United Sugars, which supplies one-quarter of U.S. sugar demand, enlisted us to gather and analyze sustainability data, and develop a report summarizing the environmental impacts of its sugar-producing members.


truck driving in beet sugar field
Exterior view of The Event Complex Aberdeen

Clean Hydrogen & Alternate Fuels Take Hold

As technology to integrate hydrogen and other alternate fuels evolveswe're partnering with clients on future-forward projects to meet electrification demand amid renewable intermittencies, and scale alternate fuels like renewable natural gas from digesters or landfills. 

At landmark European conference center P&J Live Aberdeen, we developed the zero-carbon heating, cooling and power strategy, including hydrogen fuel cells, for a 516,000-square-foot exhibition center and two hotels. 


Climate Action Plans Reveal Waste Opportunity

We researched solid waste opportunities in 20 North American climate action plans, and the results were eye opening. More than 300 waste opportunities were discovered, and a quarter of them focused on managing organic materials. 

We're working with clients to embed waste management strategies into sustainability plans and integrate a circular approach to waste management for climate resiliency. 


organic waste in the soil