We are pleased to share SOM’s second annual Climate Action Report—a survey of our ongoing work to decarbonize the built environment through design, advocacy, and innovation.
Over the past year we’ve continued to reduce embodied and operational carbon in our projects, to forge new partnerships, and to leverage our influence in the industry to advocate for change. As 2023 draws to a close, we are energized by our projects on the boards and the work that lies ahead. Sustainability has always been at the center of SOM’s ethos, and today we are better equipped than ever—with more sophisticated design tools, a system for whole life carbon analysis, and a commitment that is increasingly shared among our clients across the public and private sectors—to make a positive impact through our design and engineering work.
As we continue to build partnerships with innovative companies and government leaders, we are optimistic that if we work together, we can meet the building industry’s 2040 decarbonization goals. We hope this report provides a moment to evaluate our progress, share tools and best practices with peers and collaborators, and continue important conversations with our clients. As we continue to learn, to innovate, and to push for broader and more decisive action, we urge you to join us in this effort.