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Sustainable Design: Optimizing Energy Use in Los Angeles From the Outside In

Emphasizing smarter lifecycle designs to ensure our clients’ projects will thrive and endure
Article

Increased climate variability and surging population growth are placing greater demands on limited resources such as water, energy, and physical space. Our teams are considering how buildings and infrastructure can be designed to more effectively cope with these stresses and perform well into the future. Facilities need to be built not only to operate in greater harmony with nature but also to withstand the forces it may unleash.

Black & Veatch Report: Natural Gas Industry Trending up Despite Headwinds of Trade Dispute, Surge in Renewables

Gas producers in U.S., overseas markets scurry to satisfy surging demand for cleaner, greener power
Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., November 13, 2018 /3BL Media/  – Demand from increasingly thirsty energy markets is stoking near-term optimism for natural gas investment, as plentiful supply and innovative liquified natural gas (LNG) solutions help governments elevate the energy source to the center of their clean power goals.

Duke Energy Utility Issues Historic $1 Billion Green Bond Offering

Summary: 
  • Duke Energy Carolinas' first clean energy investment offering
  • One of the largest issuances of green bonds for utility industry
Press Release
  • Duke Energy Carolinas' first clean energy investment offering
  • One of the largest issuances of green bonds for utility industry

Medtronic Delivers Significant Progress on Global Corporate Citizenship Efforts

2018 Integrated Performance Report Shows Improvement on Environmental Stewardship and Diversity Aspirational Goals
Press Release

DUBLIN, November 9, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT), the global leader in medical technology, is pleased to announce its fiscal year 2018 (FY18) Integrated Performance Report.

How Our Veterans Energize National Grid

Blog

By Dean Seavers

Two years ago I sat down for a Veterans Day breakfast with about 100 National Grid employees who had served in the US Armed Forces. I was struck by two insights that morning that spoke to the wisdom of hiring veterans.

The first was that an employee from Buffalo drove halfway through the night to attend the 8AM breakfast in Boston – and was one of the first to arrive. She said there was no way she’d miss getting together with her fellow veterans.

Sysco Attends VERGE Conference to Talk Sustainability Initiatives

Multimedia with summary

Sysco took part in GreenBiz magazine’s VERGE 18 Conference, where more than 2,500 leaders gather to explore scalable solutions at the intersection of technology and sustainability. This year the focus areas included: clean energy, transportation and mobility and the circular economy.

Boeing Announces Nearly a Quarter-Billion Dollars in Corporate Giving in 2018

Includes more than $55 million in new grants to support charitable partners
Summary: 
  • Includes more than $55 million in new grants to support charitable partners
  • Grant dollars will fund programs in 2019 and beyond
Press Release
  • Includes more than $55 million in new grants to support charitable partners
  • Grant dollars will fund programs in 2019 and beyond

Nestlé Waters' Cabazon Plant Installs Third Wind Turbine

Advances major improvements in sustainability and energy conservation while keeping facility on target to be 100 percent renewable
Press Release

CABAZON, Calif., November 8, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Today, Nestlé Waters North America announced the installation and operation commencement of a third wind turbine at its water bottling facility in Cabazon, California.

General Motors' eBike Crowdsourcing Campaign Seeks Ideas From Consumers

Blog

Biking enthusiasts and sweat-haters rejoice – the eBike is here.

As part of General Motors’ commitment to an all-electric future, the eBike is one of the latest electrification technologies developed to give customers more freedom to move and dream beyond the traditional vehicle. The eBike is also designed to reduce congestion in crowded urban areas, offering a way for public transportation commuters to complete the final blocks to their destination.

Two innovative, integrated and connected eBikes – one folding and one compact – were recently introduced without a brand.

Shining a Light on Government Support of Emerging Industries – New Research by Former Erb Postdoc Panikos Georgallis

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Emerging industries depend on government support to grow, but they may be seen as threats to an incumbent industry, and they need to prove their technical feasibility and market promise. So how do emerging industries garner government support? A group of researchers led by former Erb Institute Postdoctoral Fellow Panikos Georgallis set out to demystify the conditions under which emerging industries get government support.

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