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|Feb 24, 2021||USGBC-LA Releases White Paper & Hosts Panel on “Telecommuting’s Impact on Greenhouse Gas”|| |
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ADEC Innovations Acquires Cameron-Cole
IRVINE, CA and BOULDER, CO – September 29, 2021 — ADEC Innovations, a recognized global leader in designing, developing, and delivering solutions and services in critical areas of sustainable development, today announces it has completed its acquisition of Cameron Cole, LLC (“Cameron-Cole”), a full-service environmental services and regulatory compliance consulting firm with nationwide operations in the United States.
With this acquisition, ADEC Innovations expands and extends its pure-play environmental and sustainability consulting business, currently operating under the brand names of FirstCarbon Solutions and ADEC Innovations ESG Solutions. Cameron-Cole brings full-service remediation, compliance and permitting, due diligence, waste, groundwater, wastewater, and hydrogeological services. The addition of Cameron-Cole increases ADEC Innovations’ depth and reach in environmental and regulatory compliance, air quality and greenhouse gas services, and environmental assessments.
“Organizations recognize the value of working with independent, dedicated environmental sustainability companies to provide needed, high-quality expertise and help them solve their technical and regulatory challenges,” said James M. Donovan, Global CEO of ADEC Innovations. “With this acquisition, we are addressing growing market requirements for expanded, more comprehensive ESG assurance solutions that help organizations responsibly grow and operate and advance sustainable practices around the world.”
While Cameron-Cole will continue its commitment to provide critical environmental compliance services to its clients, it will now expand its geographical reach beyond the United States. Further, it will have seamless access to ADEC Innovations’ software and data management and processing capabilities that will enable it to provide more extensive and effective client solutions to its clients. Cameron-Cole’s suite of products and services will now include California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance, climate change, life cycle assessments, and sustainability consulting.
“Cameron-Cole and ADEC Innovations are combining complementary expertise and proven capabilities to create a unique, pure-play firm that has decades of experience in environmental sustainability consulting, data processing and management, and software,” said Timothy Hobbs, Chief Operations Officer and Co-Founder of Cameron-Cole. “By further integrating ADEC Innovations’ software and data processing services, Cameron-Cole will be able to provide more comprehensive information management solutions to our clients – especially given the vast amounts of data associated with our core services including groundwater compliance monitoring, site assessments, greenhouse gas and carbon management, and remediation.”
“After 20 years of management ownership, we wanted to ensure a growing, sustainable future for Cameron-Cole while maintaining a strong foundation of providing critical environmental compliance services to our clients,” said Jerome Edwards, President and Co-Founder of Cameron-Cole. “In addition to augmenting our portfolio and extending our market reach, it was important that Cameron-Cole join an organization that has deep understanding of the environmental markets backed by objectivity, science, and experience. ADEC Innovations not only meets our criteria, it helps secure future growth and value for employees and clients while maintaining the strong foundation of quality, critical environmental compliance services we have built through the years.”
Cameron-Cole Executive Vice President and Co-Founder John Bondurant recognizes that becoming part of the global ADEC Innovations group of companies achieves a key goal of enabling Cameron-Cole to continue meeting its ongoing commitments to clients and staff. Bondurant added, “Today’s news assures that Cameron-Cole will continue to deliver on our mission as a problem-solver in this challenging field of environmental and regulatory compliance.”
As a result of this latest investment, ADEC Innovations expands its United States office presence to Colorado and Florida. Cameron-Cole employees will join the 4,500 strong workforce that ADEC Innovations has across 24 sites located in 17 countries across 6 continents.
ADEC Innovations Group CEO James M. Donovan added, “We welcome Cameron-Cole’s clients, employees, and partners to the group. With this acquisition, ADEC Innovations strategically broadens our business portfolio to better meet the needs of companies, public agencies and coalitions around the world; and collectively, we will offer current and future clients greater opportunities to reduce costs and risks, optimize resource use, maximize revenue opportunities, and improve operational efficiencies, in a world where sustainability matters.”
About ADEC Innovations
ADEC Innovations is a world leader in designing, developing, and delivering innovative solutions and services in critical areas in sustainable development, i.e., ESG, healthcare and knowledge management. Since 1996, ADEC Innovations has advanced sustainable practices around the world and helped organizations grow and operate responsibly. Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland with regional operations and a network of thousands of employees across 17 countries and 6 continents, ADEC Innovations works with governments, coalitions, and businesses to help organizations meet their evolving needs and drive performance in a world where sustainability matters.
Cameron-Cole is a U.S.-based consulting firm that brings decades of successful experience as a full-service environmental compliance, assessment, remediation, and greenhouse gas management services. Established in 2001 as an independent environmental services firm, Cameron-Cole is committed to conducting its business responsibilities consistent with the highest levels of performance expected by clients, employees and shareholders. Cameron-Cole services include the most difficult issues that challenge society today, which require solutions that will stand the test of time. Recognizing these challenges, Cameron-Cole is committed to deliver services and solutions that are the product of the best collaboration of all appropriate resources and expertise of the firm, and which include solutions that recognize the social, economic and environmental implications.
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ADEC Innovations Acquires ARISE Europe
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND and LIMERICK, IRELAND – July 20, 2021 — ADEC Innovations, recognised global leader in designing, developing, and delivering solutions and services in critical areas of sustainable development, today announced that it has acquired ARI Services Europe Ltd. (ARISE Europe). ARISE Europe is a 20-year leading and award-winning provider of on-demand, global customer experience (CX) and management services and solutions based in Limerick, Ireland.
"Businesses, public agencies, and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) need to ensure they are operating efficiently and sustainably - meeting obligations to their entire ecosystem of stakeholders, including customers, employees, communities, the environment, and shareholders," said James M. Donovan, Global CEO of ADEC Innovations. "By bringing ARISE Europe into the group, we realise technological synergies which will allow us to deliver higher quality and better customer-focused Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) assurance services and solutions to our clients. We also look forward to expanding our global Workforce Solutions into Europe and to providing further depth in our technological support services, particularly in our ESG Data Assured solutions." ADEC Innovations' ESG Data Assured solutions help organisations turn vast and diverse internal and supply chain information into practical operational insights towards sustainable development. As part of this service, ADEC Innovations identifies and extracts data from existing systems, sources, programmes, and portals. The company then verifies, aggregates, and standardises the information collected from these disparate sources and presents customised ESG information at scale. ESG Data Assured solutions eliminate the need for organisations to engage additional reporting initiatives, applications, or tools by maximising the value and impact of internally available systems and data. With the addition of ARISE Europe's expertise in regulatory and customer service innovation, clients will benefit from enhanced ESG Data Assured solutions.
By becoming part of the ADEC Innovations group, ARISE Europe will strengthen its resource support, stability, and longevity as it continues to deliver complex, highly reliable, back-office and CX processes, high quality technical support, manufacturing support and process consultancy services. In addition to expanding and strengthening its technological service offerings, ARISE Europe will now be able to scale and extend its geographical reach beyond Ireland.
"After more than 20 years of management ownership, we wanted to ensure a growing and sustainable future for ARISE Europe," said Joe Cahalane, Managing Director of ARISE Europe. "In addition to augmenting our service portfolio and extending our market reach, it was important for ARISE Europe to be part of a company that is compatible with our business and how we operate. ADEC Innovations meets all of these criteria, including its decades of experience and expertise in providing diverse BPO and KPO solutions, in a collaborative, resourceful, and agile manner." ARISE Europe's employees will join the 4,400 strong workforce that ADEC Innovations has across 20 sites located in 16 countries and covering 6 continents.
ADEC Innovations Group CEO James Donovan added, "We welcome ARISE Europe's clients, employees, and partners to the group. With this acquisition, ADEC Innovations expands its global presence to Ireland and other parts of Europe; and collectively, we will offer current and future clients greater opportunities to reduce costs and risks, optimize resource use, and drive operational efficiencies, in a world where sustainability matters."
About ADEC Innovations
ADEC Innovations is a world leader in designing, developing, and delivering innovative solutions and services in critical areas in sustainable development, i.e., ESG, healthcare and knowledge management. Since 1996, ADEC Innovations has advanced sustainable practices around the world and helped organisations grow and operate responsibly. Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland with a network of thousands of employees across 16 countries and 6 continents, ADEC Innovations works with governments, coalitions, and businesses to help organisations meet their evolving needs and drive performance in a world where sustainability matters.
About ARISE Europe
Arise designs and delivers award-winning Customer and Technical Support services on behalf of clients. With a 20-year track record of running complex services across a diverse range of sectors, Arise Europe are trusted by clients to represent their brand. Our people are passionate about embracing new technologies, leveraging data-driven insights and delivering process improvements to provide the best service experience to our clients' customers.
USGBC-LA Releases White Paper & Hosts Panel on “Telecommuting’s Impact on Greenhouse Gas”
IRVINE, CA and LONDON, UK – June 8, 2021 — ADEC Innovations, recognized as a global leader in designing, developing and delivering innovative solutions and assurance services in critical areas of sustainable development, today announced that Ms. Sondra Scott joined the company as Chief Executive Officer for ADEC Innovations U.S. and Europe. With over 25 years of global executive management experience in the fields of analytics and information management services, Ms. Scott will continue to develop and drive the growth strategy across the portfolio of ADEC Innovations’ U.S. and European brands and businesses.
Los Angeles, CA (February 24, 2021) – A year into the COVID-19 pandemic, a significant portion of Angelenos are still telecommuting (aka "working from home") to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Across the U.S., the number of days worked from home in 2020 more than doubled compared to 2019. Even after the pandemic subsides, experts predict telecommuting rates will remain far higher than pre-pandemic levels, begging the question, how will this shift in workforce location impact the environment?
At 4:00pm PT tomorrow (Feb. 25) the Los Angeles Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC-LA) will host a panel presenting the findings in a white paper, “Telecommuting’s Impact on Greenhouse Gas.” This will be the first paper in USGBC-LA’s White Paper Pandemic Series which will present three whitepapers from now through April, produced in collaboration with the organization’s LA Sustainability Executives Roundtable (LASER) committee, comprised of the region’s top corporate sustainability executives and leaders. Registration for the panel is open and USGBC-LA looks to provide regional environmental leadership around these issues of telecommuting, plastic waste, and carbon offsets as we collectively work to emerge from the pandemic.
This first panel discussion will be framed and moderated by Hilary Norton, Chairwoman and Commissioner, CA Transportation Commission (CTC) with panelists from the LA County Metropolitan Authority, Streetlight Data, and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).
Though it's often assumed telecommuting reduces greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs), after diving into the scientific literature, the findings aren’t so clear. Telecommuting has a complex impact on both the transportation and building sectors, which combined, are responsible for the vast majority of GHGs in LA County. With this in mind, the white paper explores:
- how these two sectors have been impacted by COVID-19 and telecommuting,
- potential implications of telecommuting on greenhouse gas (GHGs), and
- what private companies and public policymakers should consider to ensure increased telecommuting is compatible with the L.A. region's climate change goals.
Top Findings & Recommendations:
- While several studies show telecommuting reduces traffic congestion and commute times, other studies suggest telecommuting may increase non-work travel and eventually encourage workers to move outside the urban center towards suburban or rural communities, potentially worsening urban sprawl and associated GHG emission impacts (e.g., reliance of personal vehicles, larger housing footprint).
- To minimize building-related GHG emissions from increased telecommuting, several studies suggest office buildings should downsize their footprint and implement a shared workspace model such that capacity is maximized each day, regardless of the number of workers telecommuting.
- To minimize potential GHG emission increases from telecommuting, we recommend expanding and incentivizing use of public, active, and electric vehicle transportation infrastructure, and decarbonizing both home and commercial office spaces via electrification, efficiency, and demand response technologies.
“This unprecedented collective experience of the pandemic has given us a unique opportunity to evaluate telecommuting as a potential long-term solution to reducing the impact of vehicle related greenhouse gas emissions,” states Ben Stapleton, USGBC-LA Executive Director. “Unfortunately, there are no simple answers to complex questions, but it is clear that going forward we need to leverage this moment to be more strategic about how we use office space and transit incentives to include telecommuting.”
Download the white paper now to find out what’s in store for telecommuting in 2021.
Authors: Carli Schoenleber, Alexander Sarno, Derek Farias (graphic design support). Acknowledgements: Ben Stapleton, USGBC-LA Executive Director; Becky Feldman Edwards, LA Sustainability Executives Roundtable (LASER) Program Manager; LASER Leadership Committee; and Special Thanks to: Southern California Gas Company, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, StreetLight Data, FASTLinkDTLA, building utility data sources, ADEC Innovations, Avital Shavit (LA Metro), Fuijae Lee (LA Metro), Megan Ross (City of LA), Jessica Jinn (City of LA), Joseph Sherlock (Duke University), Robyn Eason (City of West Hollywood), Ali Karim Lee (USGBC-LA), and Erin Lopez (USGBC-LA).
About U.S. Green Building Council-Los Angeles
Founded in 2002, USGBC-LA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization committed to creating a prosperous and sustainable future within one generation. Our mission is to accelerate all aspects of sustainability in the built environment by delivering access to knowledge, resources, recognition and networking. Learn, Share and Lead Green. (www.usgbc-la.org)