Langan practices what it provides – sustainable solutions for clients and green work environments for employees
This month Langan reached a milestone in our sustainability efforts: we now operate as a carbon-neutral business. Since the launch of our Corporate Sustainability Plan in 2014, we have cut paper usage nearly in half among our 30 offices, implemented recycling programs, reduced energy usage, established an internal award to recognize sustainable design projects, and have offset 437 tons of CO2 at our major corporate events.
Green teams and sustainability leaders in each office led the effort that reduced Langan’s corporate carbon footprint. Effective measures included LEED-certified office spaces, green business certifications, energy audits, video conferencing, sensible travel plans, and an offset program at Carbonfund.org. Furthermore, employees participated in bike-to-work days, used mass transit for daily commutes, and volunteered on stream bank and tree planting projects.
“Carbon neutral operations is another summit in our effort to operate in the most environmentally responsible manner possible,” said Langan’s Sustainability Director Christopher Glenn, PE, LEED Green Associate, ENV SP. “Combined with our efforts to help clients develop sustainably, Langan is making a positive difference for the environment and our communities that should make us all proud.”
With over 100 LEED Accredited Professionals and Green Associates and ENVISION Sustainability Professionals on staff, sustainable design weaves through all firm services. Langan professionals reduce the impact of development with low-impact stormwater design, sustainable landscape architecture, and habitat and wetland evaluation. We optimize buildings with green roof and geothermal system design; and derive innovative solutions for brownfield and landfill redevelopment. Our team also offers expertise in corporate sustainability services, including compliance with Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) sustainability reporting standards, corporate sustainability plan development, and Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) management and compliance.