Regional Leaders Leveraging Decarbonization Data
There are a variety of existing measurement systems that are currently being utilized that consider decarbonization criteria. The following regional entities incorporated evaluations related to decarbonization into their operations to manage what can be measured. These regional leaders are pushing performance beyond the baseline to identify areas of improvement and build stronger capacity for more leaders to join.
CEO for Sustainability Member Organizations:
Sector: building ownership and management
Decarbonization Efforts: Oxford Development is continuously adding electric vehicle (EV) charging stations to owned and managed properties for private and public parking to support EV adoption. Electricity dispensed across Oxford’s 45 owned and operated EV charging stations totaled 72 megawatt hours which avoided 112,00 pounds of emissions.
- Energy Star Portfolio Manager: Oxford uses the portfolio manager to collect and compile data on energy and water usage, enabling Oxford to compare properties performance year after year against national medians.
- Pittsburgh 2030 District: Oxford participates in the Pittsburgh 2030 District, which is hosted by Green Building Alliance and supports building owners and managers as they strive towards improvements in building performance.
- Sustainable Pittsburgh Workplace recognition program: Oxford participates in Sustainable Pittsburgh’s Workplace program to demonstrate its commitment to socially just and environmentally sustainable operations.
Read more about Oxford Development’s leadership here: https://oxforddevelopment.com/second-annual-corporate-responsibility-report/
Sectors: manufacturing, energy efficiency
Decarbonization Efforts: DMI Companies is committed to the goal of carbon neutrality by 2032 by tracking, analyzing, monitoring and controlling emissions from electric, gas, and water services.
- TRUE Certified Zero Waste program: DMI Companies Monongahela manufacturing facility has achieved gold level certification for its zero waste program, achieving over $45,000 in cost avoidance through recycling and reuse.
Read more about DMI Companies leadership here: https://true.gbci.org/dmi-companies-monongahela-manufacturing-facility
Sectors: railroad, utility, industrial, manufacturing
Decarbonization Efforts: In 2022, Koppers-generated solar energy contributed to a reduction of 25,045 kilograms of carbon dioxide. Further, Koppers achieved 49.5% reduction in scope 1 and 2 emissions over their 2007 baseline. Koppers is also taking action in other regions to create a roadmap that would bring leading local manufacturers together to decarbonize at scale, and at an accelerated pace.
- ISO 14001: Koppers embedded their sustainability governance structure, plan, reporting and data management processes into their ISO 14001 management system to ensure continuous improvement and integration across operations. This system tracks and monitors water use, discharge and pollution, water limits, and waste generation to show year over year progress.
- Certified Climate Change Professional certification: two employees completed coursework towards certification through the Association of Climate Change Officers.
Read more about Kopper’s leadership here: https://www.koppers.com/sustainability