Sign the MEP 2040 Commitment
The MEP 2040 Commitment is intended for MEP engineering and design firms. Companies and organizations that are not MEP firms will be recognized as Supporters of the Commitment.
To address the impact of the built environment in climate change, systems engineers have a critical role to play in both operational and embodied carbon. While operational carbon has been a targeted with energy efficiency initiatives for some time, setting embodied carbon targets for systems is quite new.
By adopting this Challenge, each MEP engineering and design firm is confirming that it will:
- Establish a company plan to reduce operational and embodied carbon across MEP systems on all projects, targeting zero by 2040. Measure and report progress against that plan annually.
- Request low-GWP refrigerant availability when designing systems to reduce or eliminate GHG emissions from refrigerants.
- Request Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) in project specifications for MEP system components
- Participate in a quarterly MEP 2040 Forum and a CLF Community discussion group to share lessons learned and contribute to a growing body of knowledge.