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1 February 4, 2015 National 8(a) Association Winter Conference Orlando, FL Sustainability for Small Business

2 Safety Share (Zero Harm)

3 Susie Westrup Corporate Sustainability Manager Meet the Team Layli Pietri Small Business Manager

4  Sustainability and the Marketplace  Green Building Practices  Balfour Beatty Construction’s (BBC) Approach to Sustainability  Benefits for your Business  What Large General Contractors are Seeking  Next Steps Agenda


6  Sustainability Defined: -The capacity to endure (Business) -Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs (Personal) Sustainability Share

7  Engine of our economy  28 million small businesses in U.S.  Employ 60 million Americans (half of the private sector workforce) Small Business – Taking Us to the Next Level

8  Fortune 500 -Chief Supplier Diversity Officer -Supplier Diversity Programs  Corporate Social Responsibility Reports  Drivers -Continuous innovations -Increased sales and market share Corporate America

9  U.S. population = 5% of world’s population.  U.S. uses 40% of world’s resources. If everyone on earth lived like the average American, we’d need at least 5 planets! Why Sustainability?

10  President Obama 2009 - Executive Order 13514 -2015 - Achieve 50% recycling and waste diversion -2020 -Improve water efficiency 26% -Meet sustainability requirements across 95% of all applicable contracts. -2030 - Implement net-zero-energy building requirement  GSA -2020 - reduce overall greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by 30% by 2020. -Long-term goal of zero environmental footprint Federal Government

11  Corporate Sustainability rankings: -Global 100: Most Sustainable Corporations in the World (Annual Project by Corporate Knights) -Newsweek – Green Company Rankings  Chief Sustainability Officers exist alongside COOs and CFOs -E.g. Heinz; Lucent Technologies; Chevron  Dow Jones - Sustainability Index  Benefit Corporation – B-Corp -Corporate structure obligates “triple bottom line” Marketplace

12  Walmart, Bank of America, Google, Ford Motor Company -Over 80% of the Global 500 report to CDP -Climate Change -Water -Supply Chain -Supplier Sustainability Scorecard -Sustainable Procurement Policies -Supply chain engagement and reporting requests Marketplace

13  Also known as sustainable or high- performance building  Refers to a structure and using process that is environmentally/ socially responsible and resource- efficient throughout a building's life-cycle  Requires close cooperation of all team members: design team, general contractor, engineers, and client  Occurs throughout the life-cycle of the project (every stage) Green Building

14  According to the U.S. Green Building Council, total revenue across the industry should grow to $245 billion by 2016.  Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building

15 Living Building Challenge

16 Balfour Beatty’s Approach to Sustainability

17  Client service program  Charitable fundraising  Projects to Program - (schedule compliance)  Projects to Bid Margin (profit margin)  Overhead  Ethics and compliance  Profit  Margin in the order book Economic

18  Client satisfaction  Community engagement  Supply chain engagement  Health and safety  Diversity  Staff satisfaction Social CANstruction Annual Charity Event Total 2014 Diverse Spend: $ 716,774,039

19  Ecology  Scope 1 and 2 GHG Emissions  Waste generated  Waste to Landfill  Water  Responsible sourcing of major materials  Environmental compliance  CDP Score Environmental

20 Innovation

21  Affects your bottom-line – saves you money  Generates new sources of income  Retains employees and adds new employees  Improves processes, enhances efficiency, and increases productivity  Ensures longevity and sustainability in the marketplace  Niche in the Marketplace- opportunities for innovation Benefits for your Business

22  Efficiency  Waste reduction  Life Cycle Cost Analysis  Employee engagement  Innovation Ways to Save Money!

23 Efficiency  Energy  Workers  Spending Efficiency


25  Ways to engage staff: -Staff meetings -Project meetings -Green team -Competitions -Celebrate it! -Prizes Culture

26  Total cost of ownership over the life of an asset  Also commonly referred to as "cradle to grave" or "womb to tomb" costs  Whole-life cost including planning, design, construction and acquisition, operations, maintenance, renewal and rehabilitation, depreciation, and cost of finance and replacement or disposal Life-Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA) Preventative Maintenance Costs Operating Costs Disposal Costs Initial Cost Service Costs

27  Integration/Synergy  Focus on Quality  Expertise  Innovation What Large General Contractors are Seeking in Partners

28  Internal business practices  Delivery of goods and services  Sustainability Plan  Sustainability Scorecard  Innovation and niche in the marketplace Next Steps


30 Contact Information: Susie Westrup, Corporate Sustainability Manager (704) 222-0313 Layli Pietri (703) 218-1338

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