Booz Allen Hamilton
At a Glance
Professional and Technical Services
Commercial Energy Efficiency, Data Analysis, Engagement and Behavior Change
Annual CO2 Reductions:
24 metric tons
Aaron Landgraf worked with Booz Allen Hamilton to maximize the energy efficiency opportunities of leased spaces, design an employee engagement strategy, and streamline its carbon footprint initiative.
Aaron Landgraf was hired to work as an EDF Climate Corps fellow at Booz Allen Hamilton to evaluate the full-service leases on most of its 120-plus office spaces, including LEED and energy star-certified properties.
Landgraf identified a unique opportunity for the firm to participate in a building’s energy efficiency efforts without any requirement of capital from the firm or the landlord—usually a significant obstacle in a leased environment. Landgraf helped Booz Allen identify how it could take advantage of the building’s ample ambient lighting by switching hallway lighting to emergency mode during hours of peak sunlight. He also helped the firm educate employees on the constraints and opportunities of a leased environment and designed an energy-specific employee engagement strategy to help the firm leverage its dispersed workforce to improve the energy efficiency of its leased properties nationwide. The fellow also identified a software solution to help the firm streamline its carbon footprint initiative.
These simple adjustments would enable the firm to reduce its carbon footprint by 24 metric tons, and at the same time, the property manager could reduce operating costs. In addition, Landgraf helped calculate the impact of the firm’s new facilities and Way We Work strategy, which reflects Booz Allen’s commitment to sustainability and quality of life by basing employees closer to their homes to reduce commute times and their carbon footprint.