The United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change August 2021 Report demonstrated how rising temperatures are leading to extreme weather and environmental changes, while clearly connecting these changes to human activity. However, the report also communicated the potential to stabilize the climate by making aggressive and widespread progress towards net zero by 2050 – a task Bernhard is fully dedicated to supporting.
Sustainable Solutions for Our Customers
Bernhard’s business has always centered around energy efficiency and drastically reducing utility consumption and greenhouse gas emissions for our customers. To date, we’ve collectively saved nearly $1 billion dollars and avoided nearly 5 million metric tons of CO2e for our customers.
Our multi-disciplinary team examines every aspect of a facility to find and implement technical solutions that cut emissions, increase reliability and resiliency, improve efficiency, and incorporate renewable energy solutions. We offer comprehensive energy optimization services for buildings in commercial, healthcare, education, manufacturing, and more.
Understanding the heightened awareness towards environmental impact is placing additional pressures on our customers to operate more sustainably, we are adapting our existing services to more clearly support the development of Climate Action Plans and efforts to reach net zero operations.
Reducing the environmental impact of the built environment through innovative engineering solutions has been our focus for more than 25 years, and Bernhard is committed to continuing to deliver these innovative solutions to help accelerate the global transition to a net zero carbon future.
While we’ve been helping our customers develop and achieve drastic energy reduction goals for decades, Bernhard recognizes that we have a responsibility to monitor and mitigate the environmental impacts of our own operations.
In support of our mission to create a more sustainable future, we have identified a number of ESG-related initiatives within our 2022 Strategic Plan. One of which is quantifying and reporting our baseline GHG inventory for all Scope 1, Scope 2, and select Scope 3 emissions. This process follows the methodology established by The Greenhouse Gas Protocol: A Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard (Revised Edition-2015). The GHG Protocol guides GHG accounting and reporting with the core principles of relevance, completeness, consistency, transparency, and accuracy.
Bernhard will then use our base year GHG inventory as the starting point for developing our own Climate Action Plan. This plan will outline interim targets and goals and identify technical strategies to achieve net zero operations by 2050 or sooner.