New York (January 9, 2023) — AECOM, the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, announced today the appointment of Max Driscoll, AIA, LEED-AP, GRI as Vice President of Sustainability for its Construction Management business. In this newly created role, Mr. Driscoll will work throughout the Construction Management business to further AECOM’s Sustainable Legacies ESG strategy, realizing solutions across procurement, design, and delivery that support the achievement of the Company’s 2040 science-based net zero targets.
“Sustainability is no longer an option in our industry. Nationwide, we’re witnessing unprecedented investment in the built environment and it’s imperative that that investment deliver truly sustainable outcomes,” said Jay Badame, president of AECOM’s Construction Management business. “As we continue to improve environmental impacts across our work, we’re proud to welcome Max and look forward to his leadership in delivering strategies that support thriving, sustainable spaces today and into the future.”
With more than two decades in architecture, strategic planning, sustainable design, and environmental compliance, Mr. Driscoll brings a broad scope of expertise to the role. He has led and worked on several large-scale sustainability projects, including the World Trade Center site in New York; a two million-square-foot net zero energy corporate campus; a first-of-its-kind sustainable infrastructure guidelines for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey; and the highest rated LEED Platinum interiors project certified by U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) at the time. While at Purdue University, Mr. Driscoll also led the development of the University’s sustainability master plan.
As the Construction Management business is a core component of AECOM’s total and supply chain emissions, Mr. Driscoll’s work will be central to efforts to decarbonize the Company. His services will include advancing sustainable construction and carbon reduction strategies for clients, project teams, and supply chain as well as managing the delivery of sustainability services and leading the business in its efforts to achieve net zero carbon goals. He will play a defining role in AECOM’s Supplier Engagement Strategy, an initiative to identify and reduce supply chain emissions, and ScopeX, an approach to halve the carbon impact of major projects compared to industry norms.
AECOM’s Sustainable Legacies strategy encompasses the Company’s commitment ESG principles in its business and work, centered around four key pillars: embedding sustainable development and resilience; improving social outcomes; achieving net zero; and enhancing governance. Working with clients and partners, the initiative advances efforts including driving innovation in sustainability, integrating net zero and resiliency targets into projects, and measuring key environmental impacts.
AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $13.1 billion in fiscal year 2022. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at aecom.com and @AECOM.
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