Chasing Zero


Chasing Zero (due out in 2023 from Rare Bird Books) examines the power of communities to reduce pollution, reshape industries and influence global politics.

Author Kat Janowicz, president of 3COTECH and a leading environmental and business strategist in energy, transportation, technology, infrastructure and international trade, focuses on the “Think Globally, Act Locally” story and remarkable transformation of Southern California’s busiest ports. She traces the history of the ports’ environmental reformation, the challenges of eliminating pollution from international trade, the promise and realities of technology, and the roles local government, the private sector, communities, and residents have played in the process.


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Our Services


We enhance organizations’ strategies to include the adaptive systems and lifecycle risks and opportunities that are often missed. We assess uncertainties related to innovative technology, resilience and long-term asset sustainability. Our strategies are designed to communicate effectively and promote economic development.

Technology Evaluation & Adoption

3COTECH helps our clients evaluate and adopt transformative technologies to optimize capital and resources and reduce carbon footprint. We evaluated innovative combinations of existing and new technologies geared to reducing emissions and transitioning to zero- and near-zero-emission equipment and fleets.

Risk Assessment, Analysis & Mitigation

When identifying risks, managers typically focus on legal, compliance, and technical issues. However, non-technical risks (political or stakeholder-related) may cause significant budget overruns and project delays. Our collaborative and proactive approach helps clients foresee the intended and unintended consequences of their initiatives.

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Our Company

3COTECH | Profitable Sustainability

3COTECH helps create strategies and partnerships to efficiently and sustainably move people and goods: on land, at sea, and in the air. We evaluate zero-emission technologies and assess risks to support informed decision-making.

Our lifecycle approach to sustainable infrastructure spans from planning through engineering and construction to operations and maintenance. Accomplished in process improvements, our consultants put a premium on lessons learned and continuous improvement.

We have worked with the San Pedro Bay ports, LA Metro, and other public and private sector clients.

3COTECH is a certified SBE, DBE, WBE and LBE.

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Energy Strategy

Considerations of emission-reducing and zero-emission equipment or automation require a long-term energy strategy. We help our clients assess existing conditions and future energy requirements, as well as navigate the regulatory, technological and sustainable investment landscape.

Sustainability Strategy

Environmental concerns, climate change, and access to capital for infrastructure are among critical drivers for public policy. We help our clients incorporate sustainable practices throughout the project lifecycles to not only reduce carbon footprint and use resources responsibly but also engage stakeholders and leverage innovation.

Strategy Implementation Support

A strategy is complex. We find that success or failure of the strategy depends on the way leaders at all organizational levels integrate strategic thinking into day-to-day operations. We help our clients identify gaps and uncertainties, apply whole-systems thinking, and establish a clear understanding of the challenges and their implications.

Stakeholder Engagement

Successful collaboration requires early involvement of key parties. We provide communication and outreach on our clients’ behalf to achieve stakeholder consensus and ensure engagement. We advise diverse interest groups on the best strategy to comply with regulatory requirements, attain project goals, and enhance economic benefits.

Government and Public Relations

3COTECH combines technical and industry-specific expertise with public affairs through a strategic approach to provide a unique communication capability. We build a bridge between business and government for clients operating in energy, transportation, and international trade.


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“Your contribution to the Port of Long Beach (POLB) Risk Management proposal was highly valued by the Cardno team and me. Your strategic inputs to the proposal and active participation in the interview with the POLB for this contract were one of the key elements of this successful pursuit.”

John D. Pauling, P.E. National Director of Transportation, Cardno Government Services

“(Kat Janowicz, Principal, 3COTECH) has been highly effective in providing processes improvements that have led to higher quality deliverables which was recognized by the client.”

Gerald L. Goldsmith VP Nuclear, WorleyParsons Nuclear Services

“(Kat Janowicz, Principal, 3COTECH) leads by example, values timely delivery of results, and fosters open communication.”

John Ioannidi, P.E. Senior Advisor and Chairman of the Technical Advisory Board, Polish Nuclear Power Plant Project

“On behalf of Shell Pipeline Company, West Coast Facility Engineering, I would like to take this opportunity to commend your exceptional efforts in supporting Shell’s Western Region 2013 and 2014 Supply & Distribution (S&D) Project Development program and project execution in 2013.”

John J. Dompke, P.E. Lead Facility Engineer, Shell Pipeline Company

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