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October 31, 2023
HED joins iMasons Climate Accord, Committing to carbon reduction in digital infrastructure
HED is proud to announce that we have been named a Mover within the iMasons Climate Accord.

The iMasons Climate Accord is a coalition united on carbon reduction in digital infrastructure. Together, our mandate is to achieve global carbon accounting of digital infrastructure to influence market-based decisions and drive the industry to achieve carbon neutrality.

“HED’s firmwide mission is to have a positive impact for our clients, the community, and the world through design excellence," says Michael Cooper, PE, LEED AP, MBA, FACEC, President of HED, "Our definition of design excellence is a solution built from thoughtful decision-making that creates measurable, real world positive impact, and we believe sustainability is inseparable from that. We believe that as an integrated architectural and engineering design firm of national scale, we’re uniquely positioned to assist clients in reducing their operational and embodied carbon, and take that role seriously."

HED is committed to using our design talent and skill to build a better future. HED was an early signatory to both the 1.5°C COP26 Communiqué and AEC Sustainable Leaders Group Build Back Greener campaigns, and is one of only a handful of firms to be a signatory of both the The American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2030 commitment and the Carbon Leadership Forum's MEP 2040 Challenge—committing ourselves to reducing operational and embodied carbon across all projects, to reduce each project’s energy use, and decarbonize building systems with a goal of being Net Zero by the year 2030. We see participation as a Mover within the iMasons Climate Accord to be a complimentary and equally important effort, and are committed to playing our part. HED is committed to these programs and supporters of these causes because we believe it aligns with our firm's values and dedication to supporting clients with climate-resilient design.

HED has a proud legacy of many “firsts” in sustainable design, and is among the exclusive list of approximately 50 firms that have won the AIA COTE Top Ten award more than once. At HED, great design is about thinking creatively to overcome challenges and improve real world outcomes.
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