Last month we announced our involvement in the Carbon Leadership Forum (CLF) as a signatory member of the MEP 2040 Challenge. UMC is the first mechanical company in the nation to become a signatory to the challenge. The MEP 2040 Challenge was created to develop a data-driven commitment to achieve lifecycle decarbonization for mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) design and manufacturing firms. The challenge acknowledges the role building systems engineers play and recognizes the urgency in reducing both the operational and embodied carbon of MEP systems, which include mechanical equipment, equipment sourcing, and refrigerants. The program is made up of four action areas: education, reporting, carbon reduction strategies, and advocacy.
UMC’s Policy and Partnership Director, Bonnie Frye Hemphill, was an October 2022 spotlight CLF member. Click HERE to read her spotlight.
“I’ve been working full-time for climate solutions for 20 years now. But I’m in it for the people more than for the polar bears – for the people fleeing fire, flood, famine, and forced migration – by advocating for the hard-working people building a cleaner economy,” said Hemphill. “My colleagues at UMC are proud to be part of building better. In my role as Director of Policy and Partnerships, I keep us connected with policy leaders and with thought-leading organizations, including the Carbon Leadership Forum.”
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