Langan Broadens Its Long-Term Sustainability Efforts by Going Carbon Neutral
Tuesday, 30 October 2018
Langan provides an integrated mix of engineering and environmental consulting services in support of land development projects, corporate real estate portfolios, and the energy industry. Clients include developers, property owners, public agencies, corporations, institutions, and energy companies. Langan brings more than four decades of expertise and experience to challenging projects around the world.
Following decades of work by engaged green teams in Langan offices to continually improve the firm’s ability to operate in the most environmental-friendly way, Langan was proud to formalize a corporate sustainability program in 2014 and publish their first Corporate Sustainability Plan.
This year, the firm took the significant step to calculate and offset its overall estimated annual operating emissions in partnership with Carbonfund.org.
“Langan is proud to partner with Carbonfund.org to supplement our decades-long efforts to reduce the environmental footprint of our internal operations, including maintaining LEED certified office spaces, green office practices and certifications, policies to encourage sustainable employee commutes, and volunteer efforts within our local communities,” explains Christopher Glenn, Sustainability Director/ Senior Project Engineer. “Langan understands that its employees, clients, and the communities in which we all live, work, and play will thrive in a future built on the principles of sustainability.”
Langan focuses on four pillars of sustainability, increasing Commitment to operating in a more ecologically sound manner, developing Opportunities for employees to help clients improve the sustainability of their projects, to increase the Knowledge of employees and clients regarding eco-issues in the firm’s own offices and to promote environmental Citizenship in the communities where Langan employees live, work and play.
Other highlights of Langan’s recent successes include:
- Establishing a Sustainable Project of the Year Award to recognize and promote projects that embody sustainable design;
- Achieving LEED office certification for several offices
- Reducing company-wide paper usage by 45% over four years
- Initiating carbon-neutral internal meetings and workshops
- Publishing sustainability guidelines for using and purchasing materials and office products
- Establishing active green teams in each Langan office to implement local initiatives
- Completing a 2017 Corporate Sustainability Progress Update
With over 100 Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professionals (LEED APs and GAs) and ENVISION Sustainability Professionals on staff, sustainable design weaves through all Langan services. The company’s expertise results in significant contributions in meeting clients’ sustainability goals, through a broad range of sustainability services, including brownfield redevelopment, LEED certification support, low-impact stormwater design, wildlife, habitat, and wetland evaluation, green and sustainable remediation, utility-scale solar development, corporate sustainability support and reporting, and coastal and climate change resiliency.