Vice President of Sustainability for Global Real Estate
As Vice President of Sustainability for Global Real Estate at JPMorgan Chase, Hal oversees global programmes relating to decarbonisation, efficiency, sustainability, water conservation, and renewable energy while maximising synergies for the firm’s Global Real Estate division. Hal is focused on leveraging leading edge technology to driving real-time intelligence and optimization, load-matching of renewable power, and all aspects of decarbonization and water savings across JPMorgan Chase’s operating footprint. Specifically, Hal develops extreme operational reductions and is driving toward real-time local offset of the Firm’s footprint through smart sourcing of renewables and exercising of microgrid assets. Hal also leads energy-related capital programmes while conducting the development, due diligence, underwriting, and implementation.
Prior to joining JPMorgan Chase, Hal served as Energy Manager for Jeffco Public Schools, a 100,000 occupant portfolio, where in addition to running sustainability and energy management function for the district he was frequently taught energy and conservation topics to students at all levels. He twice served as Chair and Vice Chair of the Colorado Association of School District Energy Managers (CASDEM) and has been appointed to sustainability task forces for municipalities throughout Colorado. Prior to joining Jeffco, Hal worked as a consulting Mechanical Engineer where he designed and HVAC and Energy Systems and authored technical studies for healthcare, laboratory, and other complex built environments.
Hal is a graduate of the P.C. Rossin School of Engineering and Applied Science with a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University and also holds a Master’s of Business Administration from the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business at Elon University. Hal possesses the Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and Certified Energy Procurement Professional (CEP) professional designations.
JPMorgan Chase & Co., one of the oldest financial institutions, offers innovative financial solutions to millions of consumers, small businesses and many of the world’s most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under the J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Our history spans over 200 years and today we are a leader in investment banking, consumer and small business banking, commercial banking, financial transaction processing and asset management.
JPMorgan Chase & Co holds the view that business has an important role to play in advancing the transition to a low-carbon economy. As a firm, we are committed to helping our clients navigate the challenges and capitalize on the long-term economic opportunities and environmental benefits of progressing toward a low-carbon world. We recently announced its $2.5 trillion target for financing long-term solutions that advance climate action and sustainable development. This long-term target complements the firm’s commitment to aligning its financing portfolio to the Paris Agreement and its other work on sustainability.
The company has committed to maintain carbon neutral operations annually since 2020, to reduce scope 1 and scope 2 emissions by 40% by 2030 compared to its 2017 baseline, to satisfy 70% of our renewable energy goal with on-site renewable energy and off-site long-term energy contracts by 2025, and to reduce global water consumption by 20% by 2030 compared to a 2017 baseline, and to transition our entire owned fleet vehicles to electric vehicles by 2025, among others.
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