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May 5, 2022

Why Sign the MEP 2040 Commitment?

The MEP 2040 Commitment:

  1. Establish a company plan
  2. Request low-GWP refrigerants
  3. Request EPDs
  4. Participate in Forums

Signatories and Supporters

MEP firms are signatories to the Commitment, and join the network of MEP professionals and companies working together to fulfill the Commitment.

Non-MEP firms are companies and other organizations expressing their active support for the Commitment, although not eligible to sign the Commitment themselves.

MEP Firms Signing the Commitment

3N&M Innovation Ltd.
AHA Consulting Engineers, Inc.
AKF Group
Bala Consulting Engineers
BR+A Consulting Engineers
Buro Happold
CB Engineers
Clark Nexsen, Inc.
CoolSys Energy Design
Cosentini Associates - A Tetra Tech Company
DBR Engineering Consultants, Inc.
DLR Group
Doug Shortridge BIM Innovation
Elara Engineering
Fischer Energy Partners
FSi Engineers
GHT Limited
Glumac, A Tetra Tech Company
Goldman Copeland Associates
Hammerschlag and Joffe
Hargis Engineers, Inc.
Henderson Engineers
Jaros Baum & Bolles
Kohler Ronan
Little Diversified Architectural Consulting
Lone Star MEP and Inspection Solutions, LLC
Loring Consulting Engineers, Inc.
MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions
MaGrann Associates
MEP Consulting Engineers
MEYERS+ Engineers
P2S Inc.
PAE Engineers
PLAEX Building Systems Inc.
Positive Energy
Resource Engineering Group
Ryan Soames Engineering
Staengl Engineering
Syska Hennessy Group, Inc.
Taylor Engineers
TLC Engineering Solutions
Vanderweil Engineers
Verdius Energy
WB Engineers+Consultants
Wight & Company
Windward Engineers & Consultants
New York
San Francisco
Virginia Beach
New York City
El Cerrito
New York
New York
Ho Chi Minh
Los Angeles
San Francisco
New York
New York
Charlotte, NC
Tyler, TX
New York
San Francisco
Des Moines
Long Beach
Crested Butte
New York
Washington DC
Los Angeles
Reason for Signing
We believe that we need to reduce carbon emissions. We want to develop what we can do and apply it in our new projects.
3N&M Innovation provides HVAC Consultant services for large and complex industrial projects including oil and gas , mining , power plants and etc. and to align with our clients target to get Net Zero by 2050 we will make this commitment to expedite this target
AHA appreciates that the MEP systems we design impact the built environment's operational and embodied carbon footprint. We encourage our clients to aim for operational carbon neutrality now, by offering design solutions that reduce total energy consumption and eliminate fossil fuels. Our efficient, and cost effective, engineering systems have attained Passive House, WELL, and LEED Platinum building certifications. As we incorporate embodied carbon targets into our company goals, we look forward to leading the path forward while working with our fellow MEP2040 signatories.
AKF believes both in doing things right and doing the right things. For many years AKF has been committed to reducing the environmental impact of all projects we work on. As the urgency of addressing the climate crisis increases, we recognize that our commitment must now also increase. As the market and industry evolves it becomes clear that, in the not distant future, building design will need to be carbon free building design. AKF is committed to being a technical expert in making this achievable, in educating our clients of the how and why and thinking differently about the way buildings have been designed to get there.
We recognize the considerable impact our work has on the built environment. We are committed to taking measures to understand and reduce operational and embodied carbon within the MEP systems we design.
We believe that as an engineering firm we have a unique opportunity to not only reduce our own impact but also to make a difference on the impact of others, along with the Design Community. Sustainability is at the heart of our mission and culture, and we are excited to be a part of an engineering-specific challenge that will help move our industry forward towards a carbon-free future.
A more prosperous future is contingent on a healthy and resilient world. As an integrated practice of architects and engineers, Ballinger has a responsibility to apply our expertise and ingenuity to design the most sustainable buildings possible. As signatories of both the AIA 2030 and SE 2050 commitments, Ballinger believes the MEP 2040 Challenge aligns with our goal of significantly reducing operational and embodied carbon in our designs, with an ultimate net zero carbon objective. We are proud to be a part of this growing movement and look forward to meeting the Challenge.
We are advocates for sustainability and a livable climate for everyone. This is core to our beliefs and our business.
Budlong has been committed for the past two decades in sustainability and decarbonization in all of our own building designs with our clients. Along with our many award-winning low energy buildings plus various LEED and WELL accredited projects, we strive to commit to all significant sustainable design to achieve NetZero by 2040.
Buro Happold is committed to reducing whole-building carbon emissions, both operational and embodied, and designing a pathway to carbon neutrality for all our clients. Embodied carbon within MEP systems has been a research priority for us, expanding our life cycle assessment (LCA) work beyond structure and envelope, so that we can provide holistic, comprehensive climate action guidance to our clients. We are looking forward to contributing to and learning from the growing expertise in our industry on this topic, and we celebrate all our peers’ efforts to do the same in response to the Carbon Leadership Forum’s MEP 2040 Challenge.
Addressing climate change is one of the greatest opportunities for our generation to impact the future of humanity.
Our goal is to reduce the carbon footprint of our projects to net zero carbon by 2030. As a firm we have over 70 years of MEP design experience. We believe that world-class engineering and technology solutions for the Built Environment will result in decarbonize the industry at large.
Clark Nexsen is committed to collaborating with our clients, other building designers, and manufacturers to reduce the impact of the built environment on climate change. We are signatories to the AIA 2030 Commitment and SE 2050 Challenge initiatives, and look forward to more fully engaging our MEP disciplines in this work through the MEP 2040 Challenge.
CMTA's mission has always been to leverage our expertise and passion to serve the greater good. We're making the MEP2040 commitment to continue doing just that. We recognize the urgent global need to reduce GHG emissions within the MEP industry, and we believe this commitment is an important step towards that end.
CoolSys Energy Design (CED) is passionate about reducing operational and embodied carbon throughout the built environment by delivering sustainable, low- and no-carbon emissions solutions to all our clients and partners. All MEP firms have the opportunity to make a real impact in solving the climate crisis and we view this opportunity as an obligation at CED. Through signing the MEP 2040 Commitment, we are memorializing our pledge to make decarbonization a top priority in the work that we do every day.
Cosentini is committed to leading an equitable decarbonization of the built environment through our projects and advocacy. For over 50 years, we have collaborated with our clients and design team colleagues to deliver high performance and energy efficient buildings that provide healthy and vibrant spaces for building occupants. This commitment is an extension of that work and our goal of mitigating the effects of climate change by designing and producing a low carbon built environment. Cosentini is excited to leverage the collective power of MEP2040 to expeditiously drive innovation and our industry to meet this global challenge.
We believe that the work of MEP engineers can improve the health and prosperity of people. But we recognize the contribution that building systems have made to global carbon emissions. We believe that MEP engineers have a responsibility to mitigate climate change and strive to reverse the negative environmental impacts that our industry has contributed to.
DLR Group has a long-standing commitment to the Architecture 2030 Challenge. As an integrated design firm, we recognize the importance of given all team members a role in addressing climate change. Our engineering teams have contributed to significant reductions in operational carbon and are excited to help drive market transformation on embodied carbon, also complementing our commitment to SE2050.
I am a licensed plumbing, piping, fire protection, and boiler contractor (Cal Lic. 566474). I am also a hands-on union plumber working for large contractors intermittently. I am also a Revit MEP detailer working for same contractors intermittently. I have previous experience in developing a prevailing wage payroll processing system useful USA-wide. Currently I am developing a patent pending craft-training and element-specific ECC add-in to Revit. IMPEL+ 2022 cohort member.
Elara has been at the forefront of the green building design for many years. Our company is committed to sustainable design and we are excited to join this initiative as we live it each day.
Signing the MEP 2040 Commitment reinforces EwingCole’s broader mission to bring the built environment into alignment with the health of our communities and the planet – to create spaces where all of nature can thrive. As engineers and architects, we must exercise leadership and acknowledge responsibility in designing and renovating the built environment. The MEP 2040 Commitment provides us the opportunity to support the MEP equipment manufacturing industry in its pursuit of LCA and EPD development, to implement best practices for refrigerants that balance embodied and operational carbon emissions, and to collaborate on project processes that support of these goals.
EXP is committed to reducing the impacts that our organization and our projects have on the built environment. EXP is a global firm that reaches clients and projects around the world, in six key areas of practice: Buildings, Earth & Environment, Energy, Industrial, Infrastructure, and Sustainability. Advocacy from our experts is important to making significant changes in the way we, as an industry, design, construct and operate our buildings and sites.
There is a clear need for change in the way we relate to the planet. The only way to achieve this is through the participation of society as a whole. Fisair, as a manufacturer and major consumer of resources and energy, must have in its main strategy to reduce its impact. The help of the community in this demanding journey is very much appreciated.
We have dedicated our firm to be leaders in carbon retrofits in existing buildings.
We are committed to this process for the future generations of this planet. We are excited to use our position for advocacy and innovation to push our industry forward in this journey.
Sustainable design has been a core practice of GHT for decades – before it was a buzz word or an industry standard. Today, GHT is collaborating with owners, developers, and architects to deliver the next level of high-performance buildings and recognizes that as leaders, it is our responsibility to address the impacts of operational and embodied carbon.
Glumac is a full service MEP engineering design firm with sustainability embedded in our mission and values. We have an obligation to our clients and the industry to make zero carbon designs an everyday reality and the CLF commitment allows us to share and learn from our peers, so we can collectively move faster and achieve performance results.
Goldman Copeland has been deeply committed to sustainability in the built environment since its inception over 50 years ago. Committing to this program is an affirmation of the existing priorities of our firm and we are happy to contribute in any way we can.
Embodied carbon is less mentioned in conversations or policies nowadays compared to operational carbon. However, reducing embodied carbon will drive radical changes of manufacturing as well as the ways we design, select specifications,... As a green building consulting firm with 10 years of experience, with dozens of projects in the portfolio each year, GreenViet see our responsibilities in taking an active role in this roadmap.
Our organization wants to publicly commit to climate leadership. We know this is an urgent problem with global consequences, and that as an MEP design firm, we have a role to play in reducing carbon emissions from the built environment to levels which meet or exceed science-based targets. We also see great benefits for our firm in tracking the environmental impacts of our work: signing up for the Commitment gets us access to the forum’s quarterly updates and resources to figure out how to do this tracking cost effectively.
Hargis Engineers has already joined the AIA 2030 Commitment which targets reductions in operational energy and GHG emissions. Our next priority is to target embodied carbon and this commitment is the perfect mechanism to help us do that.
"As an Architecture & Engineering firm, sustainable design is inextricably interwoven within the firms core values; our commitment to positive impact extends to the health and well-being of inhabitants, surrounding communities, and the environment. With these values in mind we have pledged our organizational commitment to the AIA 2030 program to achieve carbon neutrality for the operational energy of all buildings we design by the year 2030. In that spirit, we feel that it is equally important for us to commit to MEP 2040."
Our pledge is to lead regenerative and innovative design for a brighter, cleaner future. Henderson’s sustainability mission is to establish a regenerative mindset within our operations and design practice to realize solutions that restore, renew, and replenish sources of energy and materials while benefiting employees, clients, communities, and global ecological systems. Our sustainability strategic plan is to deliver carbon negative buildings where building products and operations yield net negative CO2 emissions. Our plan is in direct alignment with the MEP 2040 Commitment and we hope to build industry wide capacity to achieve a zero carbon economy.
HOK is committed to achieving carbon neutrality across our entire global design portfolio by 2030. As a leader in Sustainable Design and one of the first signatories to the AIA2030 Commitment and SE2050 Challenge, we recognize the importance and urgency in reducing the significant impact of building systems on operational and embodied carbon. We believe that transparency and accountability are critical to this process and are pleased to join this industry-wide effort to address climate change and to create health, resilient and equitable environments for generations to come.
We help our clients understand the whole life environmental impacts of their designs both at the architecture and MEP level to make the best decisions. MEP systems can have a huge impact on global warming both from an operational and embodied carbon perspective. Up to 50% of the embodied carbon impact of a new building comes from MEP systems and yet most life cycle analysts rely on estimates varying widely from reality. To address this problem Introba has committed to a five-year research plan to advance and share knowledge in embodied carbon in MEP design with the whole industry (e.g. through CIBSE publications). Joining the MEP2040 Challenge was a natural extension to the work we have already committed to, and we look forward to collaborating with other partners to accelerate the industry.
JB&B has a long history of leading progressive designs to reduce energy and operational carbon emissions. We are actively engaged in several all-electric designs which, with grid decarbonization, will have 0 emissions. We understand that embodied carbon is the next frontier for emissions reductions, and we are exited to join this commitment and help focus the industry on this very serious challenge.
Kohler Ronan's mission is very much aligned with the commitments set forth by MEP 2040. We have designed multiple net zero, passive house, and LEED certified projects in the past and we are striving for even higher targets in the future - focusing on embodied carbon and a holistic sustainability approach in the company. We would love to join other companies in the industry to help shape our design for a more sustainable future.
Little has adopted a sustainability philosophy that we work every day toward a goal of designing projects that not only do less harm, but ultimately do good - regenerative projects that achieve a successful balance between environmental, economic, and human factors. Our engineering team is fully committed to this philosophy, and therefore is also fully committed to the goals of MEP 2040.
To actively participate in climate movement starting with MEP Systems in Residential and Commercial buildings and to make a positive contribution in an Econonmic, Social and Corporate Governance. Our firm believes that higher sustainability goals can be achieved through innovative design practices and clever use of newer and cleaner energy technologies in MEP Design.
Climate change is one of the biggest challenges facing humanity, and reducing carbon emissions is essential to limit the worst impacts. We believe engineers have a responsibility to lead the way in this effort and should work collaboratively with other stakeholders to achieve this goal. Reducing carbon emissions requires energy-efficient buildings and infrastructure, which can help reduce energy consumption, lower costs, and improve the resilience of our built environment. Many governments and municipalities are introducing regulations and incentives to minimize carbon emissions. Achieving net zero carbon in our projects can help ensure compliance with these regulations and avoid potential penalties.
MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions is a full-service design-build mechanical and plumbing contractor serving primarily the Washington and Oregon State regions. Working in both new construction and existing buildings, we are uniquely positioned to provide innovative solutions to help mitigate and adapt to our changing climate. Our clients span from the largest technology companies in the world to small local owned businesses - working with them is an opportunity to make a meaningful dent in greenhouse gas emissions.
MaGrann has been a leader in the built environment since our founding in 1982. Specializing in buildings we live we, we believe in working through the full lifecycle of building. Sustainability is our main objective and moving targeting zero carbon systems is a core goal we can get behind.
McKinstry views the ambitious goals of CLF’s MEP 2040 Commitment as complimentary to our own efforts to address the climate crisis through our emission reductions targets: halving emissions by 2025 and achieving net zero emissions by 2030. We recognize that measuring, evaluating, and reducing the embodied carbon of MEP systems is a necessary component of decarbonizing the built environment, and we look forward to the opportunity to partner with fellow MEP firms and aligned stakeholders in order to continue advancing the important work in this area.
We make this commitment because we believe that global climate change will be a bigger part of mechanical design in the next decade.
Our firm believes that through cooperative action in our industry, together we can reduce GHG emissions and embodied carbon of MEP systems in buildings. Awareness, benchmarking, goal setting and measurement are the steps needed to make changes and move in the desired direction. We believe that this commitment will make our steps count as we work to make a positive impact in our industry and on the environment.
It is the right thing to do, for our communities, for our world. It is the MODUS Vision: To improve society through the design of safe, sustainable, and innovative buildings
"As engineers, we understand the need to exercise leadership in creating the built environment. We believe we must alter our profession’s practices and encourage our clients and the entire design and construction industry to join with us to change the course of the planet’s future. A multi-year effort will be required to alter current design and construction practices and realize significant reductions in the use of natural resources, non-renewable energy sources and waste production and promote regeneration of natural resources. M.E.P. Consulting Engineers, therefore, want to take on this commitment for the MEP 2040 Challenge."
P2S is committed to helping our client realize and achieve the benefits of building decarbonization. Building decarbonization serves as the fundamental basis of a climate neutral future if significant environmental and other risks are to be avoided.
PAE is committed to helping solve the planet's energy and water crisis and this is a key step with this.
We are committed to building an ecosystem of environmentally responsible, innovative, circular design building materials, made from currently unused and underused waste streams; for the construction of simple, Eco-friendly, sustainable structures that will withstand storms, floods, earthquakes, and insects; all while reducing your carbon footprint and saving energy costs.
Signing this commitment is a gesture that confirms where we have been as engineers for many years. We have long been electrification evangelists and regularly find ourselves on the front lines of the electrification conversations that turn the supertanker. The hardest part has been not losing heart in the face of apathy. We push hard for our projects to not use fossil fuels and have even recused ourselves from projects that refuse see past the status quo. The stunned expressions from our clients speaks to their surprise that we care about our values so much as to do that. We are working intentionally working at the place where engineering and architecture converge. It's not always a pleasant place to be but we are finding it to be the most effective leverage point. The architectural design process itself is a "technology" that can be optimized and outcome focussed. The process where the clients/owners/developers call the shots needs to end. They often have the least expertise and perspective. In the same way that we promote passive house quality enclosures without offering a choice, we specify heat pumps for space and water heating as standard and don't give fossil fuel options. We are also true believers in the power of education and advocacy. We know it works. Along that line we are eager to share an interview w/ anyone at MEP2040/CLF who was instrumental in putting this together. Honestly it's been on our minds here at Positive Energy to set something like this up - ever since hearing about SE2030 many years ago. That being said, education can only go so far. We are at a time where societal forces need to shift and we need to get beyond just talking about change. Knowing how to build sustainably is insufficient, we need to cause that to happen. Which is why the power of a commitment is an important and necessary step on the path forward. As mammals, we are far more relational than rational. What is important now is that the MEP "peer group" signals that its values and actions are changing.
REG has been committed to reducing the impacts of the built environment since our company inception in 1997. This commitment is 100% inline with our goals and the engineer approach we bring to our projects.
This commitment aligns with Rushing’s work and mission. We strive for Zero Carbon and see the value in setting a schedule/deadline of 2040, specific actions, and measurable progress, to create real change around carbon reduction. We have an integrative, multidisciplinary team providing full MEP services, lighting design, commissioning, energy analysis (calculating operational carbon) AND a sustainability team which, among other things, focuses on embodied carbon and detailed product data procurement (EPDs, HPDs, Living Building Materials Petal). We’re perfectly positioned to drive towards this target, and we have deep passion to fuel it.
Ryan Soames Engineering is committed to producing energy efficient MEP designed solutions which reduce annual energy consumption and lower carbon emissions for our clients. Ryan Soames Engineering is an industry leader in MEP engineering utilizing innovative designs and the latest technology to provide solutions for our clients which meet their energy efficiency and corporate sustainability goals without compromising the indoor environmental conditions or any reduction in performance of the engineered systems. Ryan Soames Engineering have produced designs for many award winning low energy buildings plus various LEED and WELL accredited projects.
With new research now published highlighting the importance of both operational and embodied carbon associated with MEP systems in buildings our firm recognizes we can and should do more to push the industry, and push ourselves. In addition, we are excited that MEP firms now have a commitment that mirrors Arch 2030 and the newer SE 2050.
As an fully integrated Architecture, Engineering, and Design firm committed to driving decarbonization in all of our disciplines, we believe that full life-cycle solutions are needed to address the climate crisis. Our engineers are uniquely positioned to support both a rapid elimination of operating emissions as well as embodied carbon from the systems that we specify.
Increasing efficiency and reducing Carbon is in our DNA. We are happy to sign a commitment to encourage other firms to design only low carbon projects.
Syska has been a longtime advocate for designing energy efficient and sustainable buildings. But as the impacts of climate change accelerate, it is obvious that a more aggressive and holistic commitment is required from engineers, architects, and builders. We are especially excited that the reach of the MEP 2040 Challenge goes beyond operational carbon emissions to include the environmental impact associated with building materials as well. We look forward to collaborating with building owners, product manufacturers, and architects alike to achieve the grand goals set forth in the MEP 2040 Challenge.
We support the mission of CLF and recognize the need for MEP systems to be included in accounting for building embodied carbon. We want to join other firms in creating, sharing, and practicing strategies to reduce the MEP embodied carbon footprints of our designs.
TLC Engineering Solutions is a proud signatory to the MEP 2040 Challenge. The decisions we make concerning refrigerants, materials, systems types, and equipment sizing have a profound impacts on both embodied and operational carbon emissions. We also recognize that our design decisions intertwine with selections for other building elements, particularly for structural and envelope systems. The architecture, engineering and construction community's advocacy, call for transparency of materials in equipment, and incorporation of low-carbon solutions in the built environment is essential to eliminating carbon emissions and equivalents in the next two generations.
"To learn, to show local leadership, to connect with like minded partners, a good business decision, market demand, staying current. We can go on and on!
Vanderweil Engineers was one of the first engineering firms to sign the AIA 2030 Commitment, and has been a consistent supporter of the transition to net zero emissions, including reporting to AIA2030 for eight years. We welcome this opportunity to partner with the industry to also focus on embodied carbon and refrigerants in order to truly make our projects and industry net zero carbon.
Verdius Energy is Committing to Zero because we believe focused energy solutions can lead to a cleaner world, more equitable society, and a more human-centric built environment.
WB is committed to being a Trusted Advisor to our Clients, and part of that commitment includes helping our Clients reduce their carbon footprint. WB wants to walk and be leaders in the decarbonization efforts in our Industry.
Wight & Company is a leader in sustainable design. As an AEC firm, and having committed to Architecture 2030 and SE 2050, commitment to MEP 2040 is the next natural step for us. We do a lot of work to make buildings more operationally efficient and look forward to working with MEP 2040 to continue our efficiency work, but also engage around embodied carbon and GWP of MEP projects.
Windward Engineers & Consultants was founded on the idea that we, as professionals, carry a tremendous responsibility to be advocates for conscientious design and thoughtful stewards of the environment. By joining the MEP 2040 pledge, we are making a commitment to help deliver a sustainable world to future generations.

Companies Expressing Support for the Commitment

AE Design
Aecis Arkitektura S.A.S. de C.V.
Ayers Saint Gross
Bassetti Architects
Bora Architecture & Interiors
Cambridge Seven Associates
Center for the Built Environment (CBE)
Commtech Commissioning Services
Cove Tool
Ennead Architects
Epic Cleantec
Flad Architects
Goody Clancy
HKS, Inc.
MSR Design
New Buildings Institute
One Click LCA Ltd
Payette Associates, Inc.
RE Tech Advisors
Re:Vision Architecture
SERA Architects
The Miller Hull Partnership LLP
The Passive House Network
The Plant
Turner Construction Company
WAP Sustainability Consulting
WRNS Studio
ZGF Architects
North Reading
Las Rozas de Madrid
New York
Washington, DC
Rahim Yar Khan
New York
San Francisco
Reason for Supporting
AE Design pursues sustainable, ethical, and equitable design solutions based on pillars that align with our values: People, Animals, Environment, and Education. We believe in building coalitions of like-minded engineers and designers to leverage our collective power through thoughtful practice, ongoing education, and proactive improvement. We continually seek out innovative technologies and design practices to push the industry standards of sustainable design in integrated lighting, technology, and electrical systems. AE Design wholeheartedly supports the goals of MEP 2040 and will advocate to our partners to be a part of the commitment.
Our residential architecture studio is committed to integrating Passivhaus standards to the fullest extent, so we also want to save to include MEP engineering as part of the mission.
Amazon is pleased to join with MEP2040, and our consulting firm partners, to work together on decarbonizing building systems. The program requirements closely align with Amazon’s Climate Pledge commitment to reach net-zero carbon by 2040—10 years ahead of the Paris Agreement. We look forward to engaging further with the building systems industry and MEP2040 partners, in expediting work towards these shared goals.
Our work is inspired by critical and analytical discourse, a respect for past wisdom, a mind to future potential, and a belief that we have an obligation to leave places better than we found them. We are committed to developing a carbon neutral future and support the MEP2040 because we seek collaborators who share similar design values.
Bassetti is committed to addressing climate change in the work we do. As signatories to the AIA 2030 Commitment, it follows that we strongly support the MEP firms with whom we collaborate to make a similar commitment. Together, we can all work toward planetary solutions.
MEP engineers are critical partners in our mission to design low-carbon buildings.
As signatories to the Architecture 2030 challenge, we are committed to the goal of reducing carbon output. By signing on to the MEP 2040 challenge as supporters, we wish to signal to MEP firms that we prefer working with firms that are committed to ambitions carbon reduction goals.
The faculty and staff at CBE are committed to reducing the environmental impacts of the built environment, while creating productive and healthy environments. Our research team has decades of experience conducting research on emerging technologies and design strategies to reduce operational energy use. In 2022 we launched new research on embodied carbon in buildings and infrastructure, critical work that can inform design and construction practices, and policies to enable rapid decarbonization of the built environment. We fully support the goals of the MEP 2040 and will work in collaboration with our industry partners and research affiliates to reach them.
Columbia fully supports the MEP 2040 Commitment. We will work with our MEP Trade Partners and suppliers to meet the Carbon Leadership Forum’s goals of decarbonization including embodied along with operational carbon, targeting zero by 2040.
We need to support from different direction initiatives to support building decarbonization going forward. As Commissioning Provider we can play a decisive role in verifying NZC/NZE designs, constructions and operations that meet the Owner Project Requirements, satisfying confort, health and safety demands from users/occupants. Existing Building Commissioning is also an excellent methodology to address existing building decarbonization.
We’re committed to the rapid decarbonization of the built environment and we’re working to integrate low carbon design strategies into a comprehensive data structure to enable all members of the AEC to work together in a shared digital workspace.
We believe that our greatest design challenges are best overcome by fully integrated project teams. Because every design decision has consequence and is increasingly measurable, we encourage the design profession to learn, as quickly as possible, how to design unwanted greenhouse gas emissions out of our work. From site work to interiors and all major building systems in between, new frameworks and tools have emerged to help all designers make better decisions and to drive necessary change.
As a technology provider, Epic Cleantec is reducing building water use and embodied carbon by deploying wastewater resource recovery systems throughout North America. Understanding how water is used within buildings is an essential to uncovering the value proposition for Owners.
This is critical for our planet and future generations survial
We are in a climate emergency, and yet we still are only acknowledging and measuring a fraction of the building industry's true impact on the climate. Committing to reducing embodied carbon from MEP systems is one more step toward counting and reducing the carbon footprint of the built environment.
"HKS signed onto the AIA 2030 Commitment in 2009 and in January 2020 we signed onto the UN Global Compact to join leading global companies in aligning our strategies and operations with universal principles on human rights, labor, environment, anti-corruption, and to take actions that advance societal goals. When we signed onto these programs, we had no idea how increasingly urgent they would become. We commit to infusing social responsibility and sustainability into our projects, our culture as well as our governance structure. To do this, we will track our corporate objectives and key results in alignment with the AIA 2030 Commitment and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)."
As an architecture firm who is striving to meet the Architecture 2030 Challenge through attention to envelope and orientation, MSR Design can only achieve net zero carbon by working together with dedicated MEP partners, manufacturers and suppliers.
NBI understands the power designers hold to improve the built environment. As an organization, we are focused on building innovation advancement through codes, policies, and market adoption. We want all MEP firms to become aware of the program and join the efforts to improve our world.
In our articles of association, we're committed to powering the makers of a zero-carbon future. This is an extension of our activity focused on MEP.
It is urgent that we rapidly decarbonize the built environment for both operational and embodied carbon. Having MEP engineers engage in the embodied carbon discussion is critical to the reduction of our buildings embodied carbon.
Its critical for a low-carbon future
The need for widespread, bold, and urgent action we must take as humans to prevent catastrophic climate change includes our personal decisions and professional duties. A thoughtful, integrated design process plays a key role in reducing and eliminating operational and embodied carbon.
SCET RYK is an important component of the network of technical colleges spread all over Pakistan. The academic and vocational courses and degrees are aimed at the sustainability, health and education of the masses of the poorest section of the society. We contribute towards the goals of MEO 2040 by updating the courses by research and practical experience of teaching and research in engineering and technology of Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering.
"SERA recognizes that the climate crisis isn’t simply a challenge to our world’s ecological systems, it threatens humanity on a scale unprecedented in history. And it impacts our already vulnerable, underprivileged populations most. For many years, we’ve held sustainability as a basic tenet of our work – centering on holistic, integrated design processes. Our approach to sustainability is broad - including resource management, well-being, and over 30 other topic areas. Recently, we’ve intensified our focus on climate impacts. We’re analyzing, tracking, and working to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions in the full portfolio of our projects, including embodied and operational carbon."
We are fully committed to reducing carbon in all of our projects, and fully support and encourage our MEP partners to do the same.
As a national Passive House organization and industry educator, we are not only deeply committed to radically reducing operational building emissions but also deeply support addressing embodied carbon so that buildings can maximize their climate mitigation impact.
The Plant is a prototype for the future of green building technology, centralizing the most state-of-the-art innovations in one place - a former coal burning power plant 30 min outside of NYC that was built to power Grand Central Station in 1907. The Plant will be Net Zero (embodied and operational) Carbon at occupancy.
Turner is fully committed to the decarbonization of the built environment. We actively pursue opportunities to engage, learn from, and support industry partners in areas which we do not necessarily have direct control. MEP system design is one of those areas. We recognize the importance that MEP system design plays in reducing the overall embodied and operational carbon in buildings and are excited that the MEP engineering community has initiated this Commitment.
Committing to help MEP Manufacturers understand their embodied carbon impacts.
We believe it will take a village to make the change necessary in the next few years, and we applaud, support and recognize the creativity and bravery of the MEP firms who ensure the designs we work on together are healthier, resilient and beautiful. We are excited to listen, learn from and assist in the effort to reduce operational and embodied carbon.
ZGF Architects is committed to carbon neutral architecture, including operational and embodied emissions. The MEP 2040 Commitment is aligned with these goals, and we encourage our engineering partners to join us in this important endeavor.

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