Green Business: Corporate Sustainability Solutions

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ICF International helps leading companies develop and implement successful environmental sustainability strategies. ICF's experts have supported some of the world’s best-known brands for more than 30 years as they navigate an increasingly complex array of green options and opportunities.

 

 

Through our extensive and unique experience, ICF has evolved an integrated and comprehensive solution framework for corporate sustainability that delivers tangible business results. ICF's Green Business team helps corporations envision, design, and implement sustainability programs that reduce operational costs, improve environmental performance, and enhance brand recognition and market positioning.

ICF's proven methods and tools deliver tangible cost savings and associated performance improvement in the areas of energy, water usage, waste generation, and recycling. These savings can begin immediately with the application of "no cost" and "low cost" portfolio-wide performance improvement measures. Our clients often achieve up to 20-percent cost savings prior to pursuing capital investments in new technologies, and typically see an additional 10 to 15 percent in savings with these capital investments.

ICF Green Business Strategy

ICF's suite of corporate sustainability solutions includes the following critical success factors:

  • Corporate Sustainability Strategy
  • Corporate Performance Analysis
  • Employee Engagement Programs
  • Performance Tracking and Reporting
  • Strategic Communications

ICF has worked with hundreds of corporations over the past 18 years through our support for numerous U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) voluntary market transformation programs, including Green Lights, ENERGY STAR®, Performance Track, and SmartWaySM, providing an array of services across multiple industry sectors.

ICF has been providing international governments and corporations with consulting and advisory services on climate change and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions management for more than two decades. In addition, ICF consults to the global energy and power markets and is currently managing over 150 energy efficiency and demand side management programs for more than 40 utility companies across the United States. 

 

Green Business Resources

Strategy and Design

  • Environmental footprinting and comparative benchmarking
  • Product life cycle assessments (LCAs) and environmental product declarations
  • Site assessments and audits
  • Mitigation strategy and implementation planning
  • Financial analysis and business case development

Implementation

  • "No cost" and "low cost" performance improvement projects
  • Incentive and financing analysis for "investment grade" projects
  • Onsite renewable energy
  • Green IT and data center reengineering
  • Performance tracking software selection and implementation

Operational Management

  • "Green" procurement services (including energy)
  • Employee engagement programs and web-based tools
  • Performance tracking software content and support
  • Strategic communications support
  • Project

    Yahoo! Carbon Neutrality Program

    ICF assisted in developing Yahoo!’s worldwide carbon neutrality program by completing a comprehensive greenhouse gas inventory, including electricity and fuel use associated with Yahoo!’s office buildings and datacenters as well as business travel and employee commuting. ICF identified opportunities to reduce Yahoo!’s carbon footprint through a benchmarking study of the company’s core facilities, allowing Yahoo! to consider energy-efficient options and on-site renewable generation, including solar services.

  • Project

    Fujifilm Holdings America Corporation

    ICF's green business services to Fujifilm included assessing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, identifying energy saving and GHG reduction opportunities, and developing web-based materials for training and program communications to encourage energy-wise behavior.

Contact Info

Email:
info -at- icfi -dot- com

Phone:
+1.703.934.3603 or +1.800.532.4783

Address:
9300 Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA 22031-1207 USA

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