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Jennifer James Named to Boston Advisory Board of Leading Cities

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BOSTON, March 23, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Jennifer James, Smart City Solutions Lead for Black & Veatch, has been selected to serve on the Boston Advisory Board of Leading Cities. The nonprofit global network promotes sustainable and resilient Smart City solutions by encouraging diplomacy and collaboration.

Investing in Sustainable Buildings

Designing sustainable buildings across our global operations to minimise our environmental impact.
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Our new building in Ware, UK, needs carefully controlled ambient temperature and humidity to store pharmaceutical samples. The building design makes it resilient against outdoor temperature changes, while minimising environmental impacts.

This Earth Hour, Turn Off and Tune in to Support Climate Change Action

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WASHINGTON, DC, March 13, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Some of the world’s most iconic landmarks will go dark on March 25 at 8:30pm local time to celebrate Earth Hour 2017, the world’s largest movement in support of action on climate change.

These will include the Empire State Building, the Space Needle and much of the Las Vegas strip, providing a powerful visual backdrop in support of Earth Hour.

Soy Protein Sustainability

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Soy protein is an economical and reliable alternative to meat and dairy proteins, helping food manufacturers control costs and improve the profitability of their products.

Ingersoll Rand to Discuss Communicating Climate Solutions at Climate Leadership Conference

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Chicago, March 2, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Scott Tew, executive director, Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability at Ingersoll Rand, a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, will speak with a global audience of climate, energy and sustainability professionals to address climate change through policy, innovation and business solutions at the Climate Leadership Conference. The event is scheduled to take place March 1-3 in Chicago.

The Trend Toward Car-Free Cities Is Picking Up Speed

By Adam Bonislawski
Blog

Blueprint | Play of the Land

When you think about it, car-free cities shouldn’t seem like such a radical idea. Cities, after all, have been around for thousands of years, while cars date back just a century or so.

And yet, the automobile has so worked itself into our way of life over that time, that doing without it seems all but unthinkable.

A Different Perspective on “Solar Power”

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By one definition, the United States generated 79.9% of its electricity from solar power in 2015. Should we be celebrating that fact? Not really.

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By one definition, the United States generated 79.9% of its electricity from solar power in 2015. Should we be celebrating that fact? Not really.

Relentless Innovation at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water

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In his opening remarks at the 2017 World Economic Forum (WEF), Klaus Schwab, the founder and executive chairman of WEF, called for responsive and responsible leadership to advance the Fourth Industrial Revolution.  The latest meeting – attended by more than 3,000 politicians, business executives, scientists, and heads of civil society – was one of the largest multi-stakeholder groups ever assembled.

National Engineers Week 2017: Enabling the Evolution of Smart Cities and Smart Utilities

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For centuries, engineers have played a foundational role in the design and deployment of the vital infrastructure systems that drive our cities and communities. But today, the work of these critical problem solvers is more important than ever. As we celebrate 2017 National Engineers Week, we recognize engineers not only for their past contributions, but for their future work in enabling our cities and communities to act on the promise of a smarter, safer and more sustainable way of life.

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