McKinstry joins Amazon, Global Optimism and Others in Signing The Climate Pledge
McKinstry aims to achieve net-zero annual carbon emissions by no later than 2040
SEATTLE (September 24, 2020) – Today, McKinstry announced it has joined The Climate Pledge co-founded by Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) and Global Optimism. The Climate Pledge calls on new signatories to be net zero carbon across their businesses by 2040 – a decade ahead of the Paris Climate Agreement’s goal of 2050.
McKinstry has laid out a 10-year plan to urgently act to address the climate crisis. The company aspires to reduce its annual carbon emissions to net zero by 2030 – but no later than 2040 – help clients reduce their climate impacts, empower its employees to take action, form community partnerships with organizations addressing the climate crisis, and advance innovations that drive lasting change in the built environment.
“We are proud to join Amazon, Global Optimism and many other organizations in signing The Climate Pledge to accelerate efforts to realize a carbon-free future,” said Dean Allen, CEO of McKinstry. “The construction industry has a tremendous opportunity to combat the climate crisis by reducing the carbon footprint of buildings, which currently account for 40% of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. We are prepared to take bold action to create a new standard for buildings that restores the balance between the built and natural environments.”
McKinstry’s plan is three-fold. Focused on its operations first, McKinstry will reduce its net greenhouse gas emissions 50% by 2025 and reach net zero carbon by 2030. McKinstry will use its impact and influence to support community organizations who are leading approaches to preserve the planet. Lastly, it will harness the expertise and innovation of its people to provide building owners and operators with solutions that result in buildings and districts that aim for zero carbon, energy sharing, high efficiency operations, building-to-grid interactions, and promotion of the health, productivity and engagement of occupants.
To learn more about McKinstry’s climate commitment, visit mckinstry.com/climate. To learn more about The Climate Pledge, visit theclimatepledge.com.
McKinstry is a national leader in designing, constructing, operating and maintaining high-performing buildings. From new construction and ongoing operations to adaptive reuse and energy retrofits, the company provides a single point of accountability across the entire building lifecycle. McKinstry focuses on people and outcomes to ensure the built environment serves owners, operators and occupants alike. McKinstry is your trusted partner for the life of your building. Learn more at www.McKinstry.com.