September 13, 2010 11:41 ET

Independent Analyst Firm Names CH2M HILL Leader in Sustainability

DENVER, CO--(Marketwire - September 13, 2010) - CH2M HILL, a global full-service consulting, design, construction, and operations firm, has been named a leader in sustainable engineering by Verdantix, an independent analyst firm focused on sustainable business issues.

"Among the 19 firms analyzed, just six combine the engineering capabilities and sustainability strategy to reach the Leaders Quadrant in the competitive analysis. CH2M HILL is the standout leader..." stated Rodolphe d'Arjuzon, Verdantix Director.

The Verdantix report states: "The Leaders achieved high customer recognition for being associated with sustainability, with CH2M HILL the only supplier that was mentioned unprompted. CH2M HILL actively pursues market leadership in sustainable engineering by training staff to engage clients over sustainability issues."

The Verdantix Green Quadrant research project was a four-month analysis of the largest U.S. engineering companies offering sustainable solutions. It applied 27 evaluation criteria to assess the 19 firms, each with annual revenue of at least $1 billion. These companies were evaluated on their capabilities, including climate change and sustainable engineering expertise, market momentum, thought leadership, internal commitment to environmental management, strategic investment in enterprisewide sustainable solutions, and ability to connect and resolve multiple issues.

"For more than 60 years, CH2M HILL has developed our engineering and technological experience that allows us to bring sound, science-based resource management solutions to our clients," said Lee McIntire, CH2M HILL's chairman and CEO. "The Verdantix study validates that we understand it's not just about addressing climate variation, energy, water or any other single issue. It's about solving these challenges using an integrated approach from strategy development to technical consulting to project implementation."

CH2M HILL offers services in every aspect of sustainable engineering and project and program delivery, from renewable energy to green buildings to water optimization. The firm's portfolio of practice includes:

  • Renewable energy (solar photovoltaic, concentrated solar power, wind, hydro, bioenergy, and smart grid)
  • Water (total water management of surface water, groundwater, stormwater, wastewater, reclaimed water, and water supply)
  • Green design (industry leader in LEED® certified projects)

CH2M HILL Director of Sustainability Joseph Danko said, "Our strategy is to integrate sustainability principles into each step of the project life cycle. We listen to our clients to understand their vision and help them plan, design, construct, operate, and maintain their facilities with solutions that are sustainable over time. In our history of delivering projects around the globe, we've seen that delivering projects and programs with a sustainable perspective has proven to be a good business practice."

Businesses and cities in the U.S. face a multitude of complex engineering issues related to ageing infrastructure, sustainable energy, water supply and use, carbon management, and climate shift. The Verdantix research helps define the engineering firms that are leading the delivery long-term, cost effective and innovative solutions to address these challenges.

Verdantix will share the research results during a free webinar on Thursday, September 16, 2010 at noon EDT. More information about Verdantix, and the executive summary and Green Quadrant report can be found at:

Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, employee-owned CH2M HILL is a world leader in consulting, design, design-build, operations, and program management for government, civil, industrial and energy clients. CH2M HILL's mission is: global project delivery by helping build a better and more sustainable world. With $6.3 billion in revenue and 23,500 employees, CH2M HILL is an industry-leading program management, construction management and design firm, as ranked by Engineering News-Record (2010). The firm's work is concentrated in the areas of water, transportation, environmental, energy, resources, and facilities. CH2M HILL has long been recognized as a most-admired company and leading employer. Visit

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