Calculations, Conversions and Commitment to GHG reduction
Tam, Jolene; Dayalal, Milan
(Juniper Networks, Inc.)
Jolene Tam Global Environmental Health and Safety Specialist Juniper Networks, Inc. 1194 North Mathilda Ave. Sunnyvale, CA 94089 Committed to operational efficiency and excellence, Juniper Networks is continually reviewing and improving their internal processes and infrastructure to reduce energy consumption and stand out as a leader in their industry on GHG emissions reduction and transparency. Energy efficiency is a driving force in the design, operation and management of Juniper’s global facilities, supply chain and products. With over 9,000 employees in 107 offices spanning 44 countries, Juniper collects environmental data from sites with a headcount over 100 employees, which represent about 95% of their impact. Even in a period of headcount and real estate growth, Juniper achieved a 10% reduction in emissions intensity per employee and a decrease in emissions intensity per square foot in 2011 and 2012 respectively. Juniper is committed to disclosing regularly on their GHG inventory and working in a coordinated effort to efficiently manage impacts and ensure reporting accuracy. The Juniper Energy Efficiency Council (JEEC) is comprised of leaders from Juniper sites around the globe who are focused on reducing energy use and absolute carbon emissions and deploying best practices while supporting business expansion. The core team, made up of worldwide facility managers, meets weekly and an extended team meets every 2 months. JEEC’s focus is to better understand their energy usage on a global basis, in order to implement the policies and practices that will make the biggest impact. For example, energy consumption from all sources is tracked every half hour in the US and UK facilities which allows them to understand their use and identify ways to conserve. Centralized, aggregated information is critical to the JEEC’s decision making process. Aggregating global energy consumption requires having robust systems in place to interpret vendor provided invoices. One of the global challenges in analyzing worldwide energy consumption is the diverse metrics and source data used by international facilities in China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Netherlands, UK, the US and Singapore. Data needs to be converted in order to measure, trend, and compare usage. Juniper contracted with Dakota Software to customize and implement a Metrics collection tool which enables them to collect data from facilities worldwide, and convert the measurements to a common standard providing transparency for monitoring data and third-party verification in key sustainability areas, such as energy, greenhouse gas emissions, water, waste and refrigerant. Jolene Tam, EHS specialist, will present how one software solution benefits program owners in doing their job more efficiently to contribute to Juniper’s worldwide values of Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability.