Bank of America
At a Glance
Financial Services and Insurance
Annual CO2 Reductions:
225 metric tons
Anne Marie Pippen evaluated and recommended sustainable options for sites needing remediation within Bank of America's real estate portfolio.
Anne Marie Pippin spent her summer at Bank of America, the nation's largest financial institution. Pippin was asked to evaluate and recommend green, sustainable options for sites needing remediation within Bank of America's real estate portfolio.
Pippin, a joint law/business student at the University of Georgia, worked within Bank of America's Corporate Workplace division on the Environmental Risk and Sustainability team. This team is responsible for ensuring that compliance and sustainability procedures are integrated into the bank's corporate real estate practices at every level. She evaluated various strategies involving use of alternative fuels for onsite work and transport, engine idle reductions, soil recycling and energy generation in an effort to make the remediation process more sustainable and efficient.
Pippin spent most of her summer analyzing one property, and identified opportunities at the site that could reduce project energy costs by approximately $15,500, and avoid 498,000 pounds of CO2 emissions. Pippin also created a toolkit for use in identifying green remediation opportunities at other sites impacted by contamination in the portfolio.