Six Sigma for Sustainability: How Organizations Design and Deploy Winning Environmental Programs

by: Tom McCarty, Michael Jordan, Dan Probst


Abstract: Co-written by Six Sigma Black Belts and LEED Accredited Professionals, this pioneering guide reveals how to use the power of Six Sigma to develop and implement enterprise-wide green initiatives. Six Sigma Sustainability explains how typical Six Sigma DMAIC structures such as program governance, project charters, transfer functions, measurement systems, risk assessment, and process design support environmentally sound business practices. Real-world examples demonstrate how specific problems in areas such as carbon emissions, energy conservation, materials recycling, water use, and finance can be solved using Six Sigma tools. The detailed information in this practical resource helps you to deliver innovative programs that simultaneously reduce environmental impact and create business value.
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Title: Six Sigma for Sustainability: How Organizations Design and Deploy Winning Environmental Programs

Publisher: McGraw-Hill: New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, New Delhi, San Juan, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto

Copyright / Pub. Date: 2011 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

ISBN: 9780071752442

Authors:

Tom McCarty Six Sigma Master Black Belt, is a Managing Director within the Strategic Consulting group of Jones Lang LaSalle where he leads Six Sigma deployment strategies within the firm and for client engagements. He is the lead author of The Six Sigma Black Belt Handbook, and co-author of Six Sigma Financial Tracking and Reporting. Mr. McCarty's clients include HSBC, United Health Group, Fidelity, Sprint, Agilent, American Electric Power, Starbucks, Motorola, and the U.S. Department of Defense.

Michael Jordan is a Senior Vice President and leads Jones Lang LaSalle's Energy and Sustainability Services (ESS) Americas Corporate practice. He has worked with real estate executives at Fortune Global 100 companies to cut costs, manage carbon, and build greener buildings worldwide. Mr. Jordan is a LEED Accredited Professional, a trained facilitator in The Natural Step sustainability framework, and a Six Sigma Master Black Belt.

Dan Probst has been in the commercial real estate industry for over thirty years including 23 with Jones Lang LaSalle. He currently serves as Chairman of the global Energy and Sustainability Services practice. He is responsible for developing and delivering products and services to help clients reduce energy costs and their real estate related environmental footprint through innovative portfolio and occupancy strategies, workplace standards, and operating practices. Dan has a Mechanical Engineering degree from Purdue University and an MBA from Indiana University, and is a LEED Accredited Professional.

Description: Co-written by Six Sigma Black Belts and LEED Accredited Professionals, this pioneering guide reveals how to use the power of Six Sigma to develop and implement enterprise-wide green initiatives. Six Sigma Sustainability explains how typical Six Sigma DMAIC structures such as program governance, project charters, transfer functions, measurement systems, risk assessment, and process design support environmentally sound business practices. Real-world examples demonstrate how specific problems in areas such as carbon emissions, energy conservation, materials recycling, water use, and finance can be solved using Six Sigma tools. The detailed information in this practical resource helps you to deliver innovative programs that simultaneously reduce environmental impact and create business value.