AECOM is a firm that understands the value of the natural environment and the need to minimize impacts from society and industry. As one of the world’s leading global consultancies, our 5,000 talented environmental professionals have a long history of providing environmental solutions for private and public clients around the world.
AECOM provides sustainable, low-carbon solutions that support energy security and independence and reduce greenhouse gases. By using the most current technologies, AECOM helps its clients develop comprehensive efficiency strategies to reduce energy consumption and renewable sources, improve grid reliability and cut emissions from fuels already in use. In the last 20 years, AECOM developed, designed and installed more than $700 million of energy efficiency and optimization improvements resulting in more than $150 million annual savings for government, higher education, health care, corrections and water/wastewater facilities.
AECOM provides energy utility executives the insight they need to maintain a competitive advantage, achieve top returns from their technology investments and better plan, implement and monitor their energy projects. AECOM assist clients globally with energy planning and project preparation, private participation, financial and economic advisory services, land planning and environmental and social studies. With thousands of projects and studies conducted worldwide in a wide variety of socio-economic and environmental conditions, AECOM can rapidly assemble multi-disciplinary teams with in-depth knowledge of planning requirements.
With more than $6 billion to modernize its nine colleges, the LACCD's Sustainable Building Program is one of the nation's largest green construction efforts. Students are preparing for green-collar jobs and other careers in state-of-the-art buildings, with 87 expected to meet LEED™ (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standards. The District has received numerous awards for its environmentally responsible construction projects. Most of the program's funding comes from bond measures that were approved by voters in 2001, 2003 and 2008.
In 2002, the Board of Trustees for the Los Angeles Community College District saw an opportunity to become a leader in sustainability. The Board brought in leading environmental organizations to help develop a sustainability policy that balanced costs with the District's commitment to modernizing its colleges while protecting the environment. Today, the LACCD is at the helm of a $6 billion Sustainable Building Program – one of the largest such public-sector construction programs in the nation.
New buildings that use significant bond funding are built under Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED™) standards, a national program administered by the U.S. Green Building Council. Approximately 87 new buildings are expected to meet or exceed the green building criteria for certification, making the LACCD the nation's first community college district to achieve this mark.