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Thinking Sustainability

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J Johnston

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Thinking Sustainability
How can we implement sustainability?
- Building Sustainability into more than just Buildings
- Establishing and Mitigating our Carbon Footprint
- Evaluating via the Triple Bottom Line
- Creating Sustainable Highways
Results: Dell
Thinking in terms of the triple bottom line
: Volunteer %, charitable giving
: waste generated, VOC emissions

Sustainability is inherent to who we are and what we do.
Sustainability is…
Integral to our Jacobs’ core values and principles.
For our clients' benefit as much as it is for ours.
A means to better apply our BeyondZero culture.
Critical to our corporate social responsibility.
What is and why sustainability?
Presentation overview:Four questions to answer
What is sustainability and why is sustainability important?
How can we implement sustainability into what Jacobs does?
What do results/outputs look like when applying and documenting sustainable practices?
What actions do we need to do in order to promote and support sustainable practices?
Results: UPS
Thinking in terms of the triple bottom line
: healthcare infrastructure, humanitarian relief
: GGH emissions, forestry initiatives, VMT

Results: Jacobs
Thinking in terms of the triple bottom line
: safe work hours, charitable donations
: resource reduction, value plus
BeyondZero and Sustainability
“At Jacobs, we are dedicated to keeping our employees safe, healthy, and working towards bright futures. We incorporate sustainable practices into our internal operations and realize the work we do and its impact reaches far beyond our offices. Our work directly relates to communities, infrastructure, buildings, the environment and more.”
~ From the Jacobs 2011 Sustainability Report
Our Core Values and Sustainability
We are in the
business. To truly care about our greatest assets is to
care about our environment.
In providing a low-cost solution to our clients, we often also provide a more sustainable solution and a more trusted business relationship.
While improving Jacobs' reputation and brand loyalty, external stakeholders begin to understand Jacobs’ true value in providing sustainable, valuable, and meaningful solutions,
allowing for future
For Our Clients
For Jacobs
Reduces costs (e.g., fuels, space, and materials)
Good neighbor and an improved reputation locally and globally
$6.15 billion in Jacobs Value Plus results in less energy use, less materials consumed, and safer operations
Sustainability+ documented savings of 4,716,216 metric tonnes of CO2 means a better environment.
Improves profitability (lowers our costs)
Differentiates us when we balance economics/people/environmental
Influencing long-term management strategy, policy, and business plans
Benchmarking sustainability performance through an authentically Jacobs measurement tool
Best-in-class G&A consciousness = efficiency best-in-class sustainability
Technical talent to innovatively solve environmental issues.
“People are our greatest asset” = social awareness and programs good for our population

Thinking Broader: The Global Reporting Initiative
The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is a non-profit organization that promotes economic, people, and, environmental sustainability. GRI provides all companies and organizations with a comprehensive sustainability reporting framework that is widely used around the world.
Over 75% of the top 100 companies in US report via GRI
GRI reporting has increased (US reports up, 140 in ‘09 to 183 in ’10)
Evaluating via the Triple Bottom Line
Creating Sustainable Highways
What is a sustainable highway?
Three life-cycle considerations
Looking a bit deeper
- Considering life cycle
- One part of the whole
- System Planning
- Project Development
- Operations and Maintenance
Sustainable development is a corporate priority.
We seek broad, deep capabilities and services.
Sustainable development is integrated into our business.
We strive to broaden our sustainable influence.
Our facilities and operations follow sustainable principles.
We encourage others toward sustainable development.
We are open and transparent, responding to concerns as they arise.
The Seven Core Principles of Sustainability
Building Sustainability: More Than Buildings
Green Building Certifications (National)
- People
623 LEED-accredited professionals
21 BREAM/CEEQUAL professionals
5 ESTIDAMMA-certified professionals
- Buildings
$128M in revenue from sustainability projects
Green Building Certifications (Local)
Denver’s LEED Commercial Interiors Rating Application
Embodied carbon = emissions associated with the production and construction.
- To calculate, the following is needed.
Quantity of material/item/number of units
Information related to the above noted items (e.g., material and/or density)
Origin of material
Method of transportation
Operational carbon = emissions from on-going activities.
- Operational carbon is calculated similar to embodied carbon.
How to calculate carbon emissions (two carbon calculator examples).
Establishing and Mitigating our Carbon Footprint
Value Plus
Community service
Health and safety
CO2 savings
Water use reduction
Energy savings, and...
Results: Project-specific Output
- Presents a program that was:
- Goals originating from a
variety of sources
- Multi-disciplined
organizational structure
- Applicable and involved
reporting requirements
- A focus toward commitments and results throughout the life of the project
Challenge and change behaviors, starting with:
Reworking the standards and specifications
Reorienting the supply chain
Talking in terms of carbon (and sustainability)
Initiating interactive planning
Accounting for contract conditions
Creating a JVEP for sustainability
Creating PPM-specific processes
Actions: Where do we go from here?

What actions do we need to do in order to promote and support sustainable practices?
- Project set up
Incorporate approach
Communicate approach
Track & monitor approach (JSP and Audit)
- Bigger picture
Continuous improvement opportunities
Lessons learned opportunities
Feedback to global sales
What does this mean for our projects?
V7: Lessons Learned
V11: Value Engineering
V12: Value Plus
V15: Energy Optimization
V19: Technology Selection
V20: Waste Minimization
What sustainability tools
do we already have?
JSP is a program, modeled after Jacobs Value+, which will allow Jacobs to provide “measured” sustainability savings to our clients by tracking sustainability (in part) through:
What sustainability tools do we already have: Jacobs Sustainability+
Jeremiah Johnston – Quality Manager for the Salt Lake City Office
Ph: 801-349-3227
Email: Jeremiah.Johnston@jacobs.com
Ed Itell – Quality Manager for the Denver Office
Ph: 303-820-5293
Email: Ed.Itell@jacobs.com
Next Up: Using JSP
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