Read more about AECOM’s FIVE #SustFest21 events. We aim to improve awareness in the local community about sustainable ways of living and working, and let you know more about some of the work Gold Sponsor AECOM does. 

Gold Sponsor of #SustFest21, global company AECOM, talk about their five World Class #SustFest21 events for 2021.

AECOM is the world’s premier infrastructure consulting firm. We operate across 7 continents and employ over 56,000 people. There are over 400 staff based at Victoria Street, St Albans, making us a large St Albans employer. We are a world leader when it comes to environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG). So that positions us well to deliver sustainable legacies for generations to come.

“..consume less energy & water – produce less waste”

Colleagues across our St Albans office deliver five online talks for #SustFest21. We hope to inspire local residents and business owners to take positive steps towards a more sustainable future. Details of our talks are below. Come along and learn something new about embodied carbon, and travel patterns. Or about heating your home sustainably and how to develop a greener business.

All talks are free. Find out more and book here or see below.

“Learn something new about embodied carbon, or travel behaviours, heating your home or becoming a greener business”

AECOM events – all are free to attend

“sustainable legacies for generations to come”

Click on the title of the event to see events in the programme and how to book. Or email here to register for an event.

Home Heat Decarbonisation – What Does it Mean and What are the Opportunities?

Date: Tuesday 25th May
Time: 18:30 – 19:30
Presenter: Ian Yenney
Details: The decarbonisation of home heating is critical to address the climate crisis. What exactly is it? How can we achieve it? What is involved? 

Embodied Carbon: What is it and Why Does it Matter?

Date: Thursday 27th May
Time: 18:30 – 19:15
Presenter: Ben Carr
Details: A short introduction of embodied carbon. Learn what it is. Get a better understanding about why we need to address it.

Embodied Carbon: Informing Decision Making (Aimed at Designers)

Date: Thursday 27th May
Time: 19:30 – 20:30
Presenters: Adam Parkes & Ioana Price
Details: When is the best time to consider low-carbon construction and the circular economy? How does building form, use and scale contribute to embodied carbon?

Make Your Business More Sustainable: An AECOM Case Study (more information below)

Date: Friday 28th May
Time: 12:30 – 13:30
Presenters: Clare Norris & Danny Crew
Details: Tricks and tips to easily save the money on running costs and reducing your business’s carbon footprint. AECOM St Albans office showcase. 

Tackling the Climate Crisis with Sustainable Transport

Date: Wednesday 2nd June
Time: 18:30 – 19:30
Presenter: Olivia Ross
Details: Learn about the role of transport in tackling climate change. How changes in your daily travel patterns can benefit the environment and wider society. 

Helping other business become more sustainable

AECOM is keen to help local business in St Albans District find out more about how to reduce their carbon footprint. We are excited to hold our talk Make Your Business More Sustainable: An AECOM Case Study.

Business plays an important part in reducing emissions. This talk is about reducing businesses carbon footprint and will tell you how to shrink your businesses carbon footprint and save money!

“Shrink your carbon footprint. It is good for the business and good for the environment. There is simply no catch!”

Key aspects:

  • Consuming less energy. Consume less water. Produce less waste
  • Effectively monitor business utilities
  • Promote your environmental success to your businesses customers.

Take-away resources:

  • A checklist to encourage the monitoring of utilities
  • A spreadsheet to analyse your consumption, calculate your businesses carbon footprint and help highlight if further savings can be made

Shrink your carbon footprint. It’s good for business and good for the environment. There is simply no catch!

“This event will tell you how to shrink your business’ carbon footprint and save money”

St Albans Climate Action Network

We are #Sustfest21 sponsors AND also support the St Albans Climate Action Network.

We are one of several organisations involved who aim to help the local community to adapt behaviours and reduce the environmental impact of everyday activities and lifestyles. By supporting the network, we are helping the community outreach of SADC’s ‘Climate Crisis Strategy and Action Plan’.

Sustainable Legacies ESG Strategy

Our involvement in these local initiatives and events contributes towards the social value we deliver as a business. This is a key element of our Sustainable Legacies ESG strategy which launched in April 2021. The four areas of focus are:

  • To embed sustainable development & resilience across our work
  • To improve social outcomes with greater focus on equity, diversity & inclusion
  • To achieve science-based net-zero carbon emissions targets by 2030
  • To enhance governance by assessing ESG risk and reporting on ESG performance

See more at AECOM’s  sustainable legacies webpage.

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