Commitment to The Planet

MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions signs The Climate Pledge.

As a design-build mechanical contractor, MacDonald-Miller has been an environmental steward for decades, designing mechanical systems that are energy efficient for developers and building owners. Signing The Climate Pledge aligns our external business goals with our internal goals and values. 

What is the Climate Pledge?

Co-founded by Amazon and Global Optimism in 2019, The Climate Pledge is a commitment by companies to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2040—a decade ahead of The Paris Agreement’s goal of 2050. 

As signatory to The Climate Pledge, MacDonald-Miller agrees to:

  • Measure and report greenhouse gas emissions on a regular basis.
  • Implement decarbonization strategies in line with The Paris Agreement through real business changes and innovations, including efficiency improvements, renewable energy, materials reductions, and other carbon emission elimination strategies.
  • Neutralize any remaining emissions with additional, quantifiable, real, permanent, and socially-beneficial offsets to achieve net-zero annual carbon emissions by 2040— a decade ahead of The Paris Agreement’s goal of 2050.

Sustainable Efforts

MacDonald-Miller will continue to expand our existing sustainability programs and initiatives to support our commitment to achieving net-zero carbon emissions.

  • Stormwater solutions have been successfully in place at our prefabrication shop for more than a decade.
  • We regularly monitor our energy use and plan to replace gas-powered vehicles in our fleet with electric vehicles wherever feasible, with an eye on other energy sources for vehicle propulsion, such as hydrogen.
  • We also use LEAN principles throughout the organization, a methodology to remove waste by eliminating non-value-added process steps in everyday operations.

Rooted in Values

“We’ve been doing this work already and are encouraged that our partners and clients want to meet these goals too,” said Marisa Zylkowski, MacDonald-Miller sustainable design manager.

Zylkowski, who is expecting her second child, takes the work personally. The effort doesn’t just involve buildings, it impacts future generations. “We need to remember the human side of this work. A strong principle at MacDonald-Miller is getting people home safely to their families and building community. It’s a collective effort throughout our company to band together to think about the places we’re building now and in the future,” she said. “2040 seems very far away, but it’s when my child will graduate from high school. We have less than one generation to figure this out and get it right.”

Together, we can take collective action to achieve net-zero objectives by 2040 and save the planet for future generations.

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