EA is a proud member of the U.S. Green Building
EA is a proud member of
Maryland Green Registry
Putting Words into Action
Through more than four decades as a firm dedicated to the
preservation and enhancement of the natural and built environments,
EA has developed a keen social awareness and appreciation
for the precious and limited resources that our planet has
to offer. As a leader in the environmental field, we hold
ourselves accountable in our sustainability initiatives
and seek out opportunities to support the communities we
serve through participation in neighborhood and watershed
cleanup projects and various outreach programs to mentor
our nation’s youth in such topics as materials recycling,
waste minimization, energy savings, and related environmental
and sustainability topics.
Corporate Sustainable Business Practices
EA’s corporate sustainable business practices, in concert with our
Sustainability Message, guide our operations
in growing in a sustainably conscious manner. Our goals
embrace a broader perspective and commitment to sustainability
- Encouraging reduction of consumption through sustainability
awareness, efficient practices, and use of technology
- Encouraging environmental stewardship through procurement, recycling,
and end-of-life practices for goods and services utilized through our supply chain
- Making sustainability and the importance of integrating sustainable practices
into our daily practices, operations, and services a paramount concern
- Providing recognition to offices and employees that demonstrate
extraordinary leadership and/or performance in support of EA’s sustainability practices.
Since 2008, EA has developed, integrated, implemented, and continually improved sustainable
business practices and external reporting across EA. In fact, EA’s internal sustainability program
was recognized by the Environmental Business Journal in 2009 with a Business Achievement Award for
innovation. Highlights of EA’s internal programs include:
- Implementation of a performance measurement and reporting program based on the Global
Reporting Initiative requirements. The program includes data tracking and reporting across
34 performance indicators addressing environmental, economic, and social perspectives.
- Development and publication of two Corporate Sustainability Reports based on Global
Reporting Initiative reporting format, including comprehensive carbon footprinting of operations.
- Implementation of an internal EA “Sustainer” program providing points-of-contact
in each operation or corporate department. The program has raised internal awareness
and provides local knowledge sharing on sustainable practices throughout the company.
- Integration of sustainable business practices into core service lines through
cross-disciplinary working groups targeting green remediation, climate adaptation,
and sustainable infrastructure service areas.
As a client services organization, our primary focus
is to educate and apply sustainability not only in our own
firm, but also to advise and assist our clients in doing
so. Only then can we truly have the broader impact on our
community that we seek.