Environmental Services, Thought Leadership, and Performance
Our greatest contribution to environmental stewardship is through innovative and responsible solutions we provide to our customers.
Leidos has more than 40 years of energy, environment, and critical infrastructure experience. We have been a pioneer in the efficiency program for more than 30 years, continuing to lead the energy efficiency industry with our innovations today. Our energy solutions advance the nation’s need for clean, reliable, and secure energy. Leidos is also a leader in the environmental engineering space, with solutions ranging from planning through implementation, public participation, regulatory compliance, data management, and site remediation.
We have delivered innovative solutions for more than four decades to build a legacy of excellence for environmental services. Leidos has:
- Been ranked by Engineering News-Record among the Top 10 federal environmental firms and Top 20 environmental firms nationwide
- Completed more than 1,200 National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) studies for complex and politically sensitive projects in wilderness, rural and urban environments
- Completed more than 8,300 environmental restoration projects; 450 environment, health, and safety compliance and verification studies; and 550 hazardous, toxic, and radioactive waste projects to date
- Prepared the largest habitat conservation plan for aquatic resources in the United States
- Collected more than a quarter million environmental samples for testing and analysis
- Performed analytics on nearly 10 million environmental sample results
Our energy solutions are equally notable. Leidos has:
- Been ranked by Engineering News-Record as a Top 10 Program Management Firm
- Helped utilities save more than 700,000 net megawatt hours annually through our energy efficiency services, equivalent to 55 million gallons of gasoline or enough to power more than 66,000 homes
- Provided more than 1 billion in incentives from 41 energy efficiency programs
- Reviewed 550 renewable energy and 150 biofuel projects across six continents, with energy capacity in excess of 35,000 megawatts over the last two years
Highlighted in this report are just a few projects that demonstrate why we have been an industry leader in energy and environment for more than four decades.
Leidos has supported the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant (IAAAP) since the early 2000’s, performing work for the Army Corps of Engineers funded through the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP). The IAAAP is more commonly known as an EPA “Superfund” site due to the presence of various types of environmental contamination. Leidos employees performed work in multiple phases of the restoration of this location for the Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis District.
Leidos was first tasked with performing an initial investigation of selected portions of the IAAAP in order to determine if further investigation was necessary. As a result, a Federal Facility Agreement was finalized in 2006 that covers response actions at seven areas associated with historical Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) activity. A remedial investigation (RI), determined the nature and extent of the environmental contamination that, if left untreated, would pose a threat to human health and the environment. The results of the RI determined that soil in two areas needed to be addressed under existing Records of Decision (RODs) and the soil in the other areas would continue through the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) process. Following the RI, Leidos’ environmental engineers and scientists performed a feasibility study that evaluated remedial alternatives for the FUSRAP areas, a Proposed Plan that presented a preferred alternative, and a ROD that documented the selected remedy. The selected remedy for depleted uranium (DU) contaminated soil is excavation with soil sorting and off-site disposal. The selected remedy for DU-contaminated structural surfaces is decontamination and/or replacement.
Leidos employees support the contractor performing the physical remediation by assisting with further delineation of soil requiring remediation, as well as confirming the results of the remedial process to ensure that the site meets the goal established in the ROD. Overall, more than 50 Leidos employees have taken part in this process as members of the sampling teams, document teams, or as a part of the Leidos team that runs the Army Corps of Engineers Radioanalytical lab.
Leidos provides a range of logistical support to the National Science Foundation (NSF)-managed United States Antarctic Program (USAP). One of the more important environmental activities we perform is the operation of a waste-management program.
In 2017, Leidos helped dispose of more than 2.2 million pounds of waste, generated by three year-round research stations and various field camps. All waste must be removed from the continent and more than 60 percent is either recycled or incinerated in waste-to-energy plants each year. We are responsible for educational and awareness programs to encourage increased recycling and waste reduction, especially food waste.
The Wisconsin “Focus on Energy” program is an example of our work in the creation of grid efficiency and the reduction of carbon emissions. Since 2012, Leidos has been contracted by APTIM, which administers the energy efficiency program overseen by Wisconsin’s Public Service Commission, to run the large energy user program. Leidos’ team of 8 full-time energy advisors are supported by a network of subject matter experts to help create energy efficiencies for large power users who consume more than 1 MW of electricity or 100,000 therms of natural gas per month.
Leidos advises the users on how to be more efficient by providing project-level recommendations and implementing long-term, tailored strategic energy management programs. The programs are designed to maximize the return on rebates and incentives provided by the Commission, so that customers can implement the newest and most effective energy efficiency technology for their needs. So far the “Focus on Energy” program has helped a total of roughly 750 companies with 1200 facilities implement projects or programs to increase energy efficiency, and has been awarded as the top program of its type by the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance. Leidos has routinely exceeded the efficiency goals set in our contract, and will continue to be a leader in the efficiency space to help utilities with energy efficiency and greenhouse gas reduction.