Sustainability

For nearly a century, Kennedy/Jenks has been committed to working toward a more sustainable world. As a culture, Kennedy/Jenks is committed to educating, demonstrating, and innovating in the area of sustainability – inside our offices and beyond.

SUSTAINABILITY STARTS AT HOME

To demonstrate our commitment to a sustainable future, we’ve adopted numerous internal practices within our workspaces to better reflect the same spirit of sustainability we employ on our projects. These include such company-wide practices as:

  • 100% of our offices use recycle paper, cardboard, glass, metal, plastic, batteries and electronics
  • 100% of our offices use reusable dishes, cups, glasses, and water pitchers as an alternative to disposables
  • 86% of our offices exclusively purchase EnergyStar-rated computers, monitors, and printers
  • 4 of our offices are in buildings with LEED certification (Gold and Silver), 3 offices are in EnergyStar-rated buildings, 1 office is located in a BOMA 360 Certified building
  • 74% of our offices use recycled paper for necessary printing
  • 57% of our offices purchase office supplies (such as toner cartridges) made from recycled materials or remanufactured supplies

FOSTERING A SUSTAINABLE CULTURE

To provide the clients and the communities we serve with the most comprehensive, long-term solutions, Kennedy/Jenks’ supports the professional development of our staff in the area of sustainability. To this end, our internal personnel policies include:

  • Creating metrics and goals for sustainability in individuals’ Employee Partnership performance reviews
  • Educating staff and clients on the principles of sustainability
  • Financially sponsor pursuit of sustainability-related education and certifications

HELPING COMMUNITIES STARTS WITH SUSTAINABILITY

Kennedy/Jenks’ project standards provide for executive support, firm-wide education and participation, and integration of steps toward sustainability in every project we do. To achieve our sustainability goals, our regular project practices include:

  • Incorporating a suite of sustainability-oriented basic questions into the earliest stages of every planning and design project
  • Creating metrics and goals for sustainability in operations and design within the sectors we serve
  • Expanding our expertise in renewable energy
  • Reviewing our guide specifications for opportunities to increase sustainable practices
  • Enhancing our understanding of climate change and how to minimize the global warming impacts of projects
  • Enhancing asset management and infrastructure rehabilitation expertise to embrace Triple Bottom Line principles (accounting for environmental, social, and financial performance)
  • Improving our extensive water conservation, water reuse, and stormwater management practices to help clients address rapidly dwindling water resources and rapidly expanding water regulations