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From Whiteboards to Neighborhoods, Smart Street Systems Engage Citizens

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Once considered the purview of Jetsons-era futurescapes, smart street systems have made the transition from science fiction to real city council planning agendas. Sensor-laden Wi-Fi kiosks, smart streetlights, EV charging stations and integrated urban mobility systems are generating rising interest as cities demand greater connectivity, resource efficiency, enhanced public safety and more effective municipal service delivery.

Smart Cities Will Depend on Smarter Movement of People and Goods

Black & Veatch 2017 Strategic Directions: Smart City/Smart Utility Report
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One of the challenges in smart city transportation is to be able to go from point A to point B, while reducing the number of cars on the market, and also being able to use existing public transportation. 

Data and Planning Drive the Growth of Smart Cities and Utilities

Black & Veatch 2017 Strategic Directions: Smart City/Smart Utility Report
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The Black & Veatch 2017 Strategic Directions: Smart City/Smart Utility Report investigates the progress made by communities and utilities as they continue their evolution toward smarter infrastructure.

Business Leaders World-Wide Agree that Disruptive Technologies Can Drive Corporate Sustainability Efforts

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OSLO, Norway, January 24, 2017/3BL Media/ - Disruptive technologies and digital infrastructure have the potential to solve some of the world’s most pressing risks and to transform industries. These include safeguarding the planet's soil and water, and improving inequality and education.

Black & Veatch: Rise of Data Propels Growing Adoption of Smart City Solutions

Strategic Directions Report reflects increasing engagement tied to smart city, smart utility efforts
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OVERLAND PARK, Kansas, January 24, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Cities and utilities are increasingly relying on data analytics tools to advance their smart systems, even as municipal leaders grapple with how to pay for these upgrades. Fulfilling the smart city promise will require integrating communication technology and increasing stakeholder engagement.

Green Charge: How Energy Storage Can Support Your Sustainability Efforts

Energy storage is a versatile tool that can help support sustainability efforts while also enhancing operations and improving your bottom line.
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Commercial and industrial organizations can benefit from adding energy storage to their sustainability plans, from increasing the use of renewables and adding resilience to cutting demand charges and supporting the grid.

Ecocentricity Blog: Let's Play Another Game

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Here’s the game. I will give you a quote, and then I will challenge you with the impossible task of guessing who said it. It could be Justin Bieber. It could be Kim Jong-un. Who knows?!?!

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Here’s the game. I will give you a quote, and then I will challenge you with the impossible task of guessing who said it. It could be Justin Bieber. It could be Kim Jong-un. Who knows?!?!

The Ray Unveils Two New Transportation Technologies - Both "Firsts" in the U.S.

Wattway Solar Paving and WheelRight® Tire Pressure and Tread Depth Monitoring
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The Ray and its partners have dedicated two newly installed state-of-the-art technologies that are both "firsts" in the U.S.; solar paved roads for cleaner energy and tire pressure and tread depth measurement for safety awareness.

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The Ray and its partners have dedicated two newly installed state-of-the-art technologies that are both "firsts" in the U.S.; solar paved roads for cleaner energy and tire pressure and tread depth measurement for safety awareness.

Xylem’s Flygt Concertor Halves Energy Use at Heathrow Airport

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Flygt Concertor, the world’s first wastewater pumping system with integrated intelligence, has solved chronic clogging issues at a Heathrow Airport pumping station and reduced energy use by 53 percent.

London’s Heathrow Airport is one of Europe’s busiest airports catering for more than 200,000 passengers each day, with an average of 1,200 flights arriving and departing from the airport daily. Heathrow Airport Water Services Department has an extensive network of 120 pumping stations to manage, and it has been a Xylem customer for 25 years.

Illuminating Ideas To Save Energy in Honda Manufacturing Facilities

LED lighting is providing many benefits for Honda manufacturing facilities
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In Honda’s latest environmental vision, Honda Motor Co. President and CEO Takahiro Hachigo announced that the world’s largest engine manufacturer intends to cut its total company CO2 emissions by 50 percent by the year 2050.

And since electric usage accounts for 70 percent of the CO2 emissions produced by Honda’s North American manufacturing facilities, it stands to reason that cutting electric usage is central to the company advancing toward its goals.

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