Carbon Emissions Management
Fluor records energy usage and emphasizes environmental activities at its offices worldwide. As part of an ongoing effort to effectively manage carbon emissions, Fluor evaluates energy-efficient solutions when modernizations and upgrades of buildings and equipment are scheduled. At construction and maintenance sites, Fluor evaluates energy-efficiency approaches with clients. Within the carbon footprint boundary, Fluor is increasing its promotion of energy efficiency, as well as participating in a wide range of recycling programs, landfill avoidance activities and water conservation initiatives.
The following are a sample of existing actions at Fluor to manage the global carbon footprint:
- Energy reduction including energy-efficient lighting and ballast upgrades, motion sensors and lighting timers, server room management, low power use modality computers and monitors and programmable thermostats for heating for both new construction and retrofits;
- Promoting environmentally friendly choices at the office and home;
- Recycling programs including landscaping trimmings, paper projects, metals, cooking oils and light bulbs;
- Reuse of office supplies such as work stations, carpeting, binders, and furniture;
- Travel and commuting reductions through carpools, office shuttles, bicycling initiatives and support of public transportation;
- Water use reductions, including automatic flow faucets and grey irrigation water.
Fluor Headquarters, Dallas, Texas, LEED? Certified
Fluor's corporate headquarters in Dallas, Texas, achieved LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council in 2007. LEED certification is awarded to commercial and institutional projects that significantly conserve energy and water as well as minimize construction waste.
Fluor corporate headquarters design and construction included:
- Carpeting, countertops, fabric panels and similar components that contained at least 10 percent recycled materials
- High-efficiency appliances, elevators and computer equipment; high-efficiency lighting and window glazing; and strategic solar shading for otherwise exposed interior areas
- Increased insulation
- Regionally extracted building materials, harvested or recovered, used to reduce transportation impacts
- Plumbing fixtures that reduce water consumption by 20 percent compared to standard fixtures
- Recycling or otherwise salvaging more than 50 percent of the construction waste