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National Grid Releases Statement on New England Governor's Call for Modernization of Regional Electric System

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WALTHAM, MA – National Grid today issued a statement following the New England Governors’ call for the modernization of the regional electricity system in order to achieve their states’ respective goals for clean, affordable, and reliable electricity:

Electrification of Agricultural Vehicles

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Agricultural mobile machinery/vehicles are a type of machinery used in farming or other agriculture-related activities, such as harvesting. There are several types of such equipment ranging from small handhelds and power tools to tractors and large harvester to towing or operational equipment. Diverse arrays of equipment are utilized in both organic and nonorganic farming. Since the advent of mechanized agriculture, agricultural machinery has been and continues to be crucial in large-scale food production.

What’s the Agricultural Vehicles market size?

REI Achieves 14-Year Carbon Neutral Goal

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While the globe still reels from the continued impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, other threats loom on the horizon. Indeed, some pundits are reminding us not to lose sight of other crises – including climate change.

Facility Optimization and Solar Energy

A Snapshot of On-Site Solar System Considerations and Cost
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Over the past few months, we’ve provided guidance and resources on how to identify, properly scope out, and implement facility optimization projects. Once your facility has been optimized from an operations perspective, you now have the opportunity to raise the sustainability bar and realize further cost reduction by considering renewable energy sources – more specifically, solar energy.

Renewable Energy Technologies

Maersk Supply Service and Ørsted to Test Offshore Charging Buoy to Reduce Vessel Emissions

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Developed by Maersk Supply Service, the proto-type buoy acts as a safe mooring point and charging station for vessels, potentially displacing a significant amount of marine fuel with green electricity, and will be tested at an Ørsted offshore wind farm in 2021.

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Developed by Maersk Supply Service, the proto-type buoy acts as a safe mooring point and charging station for vessels, potentially displacing a significant amount of marine fuel with green electricity, and will be tested at an Ørsted offshore wind farm in 2021.

Istanbul On the Move with Clean Transportation Technology from Cummins

Clean, quite, reliable, fuel-efficient transportation from Cummins keeps Istanbul on the move
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Istanbul, one of the world’s great cities with 15 million people and home to over 5,000 buses powered by Cummins working for the iETT transport network. Clean, reliable and fuel-efficient, the buses are built in Turkey featuring engines from our Darlington, UK plant. See how they help keep the city on the move and connect the European and Asian sides of the city together in this video.

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Key Takeaways From Climate Week: The Business Case for Climate Justice

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In the context of the news this week, we find ourselves in another pivotal moment. Not only is it Climate Week, but the U.S. faced yet another racial injustice in Breonna Taylor’s court ruling. Today’s newsletter addresses these issues and how they, and so many other issues of today, intersect.

Regenerative Retrofit: California's First Living Building.

New book from industry leader in green building performance explores building reuse, water and energy independence, biophilic design, and a carbon-free future.
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New book from industry leader in green building performance explores building reuse, water and energy independence, biophilic design, and a carbon-free future. 

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New book from industry leader in green building performance explores building reuse, water and energy independence, biophilic design, and a carbon-free future. 

Webcasts Focus on Role of Buildings, Communities and Organizations to Respond to Today's Global Health Challenges

Webcasts with IWBI: September 21 - September 25
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With the gravity of the situation regarding COVID-19, today, more than ever, the spaces where we spend our time play a role in the future of protecting our families, our businesses and the public at large. Join IWBI and the WELL community for an array of virtual panels and discussions surrounding the importance of better buildings, more vibrant communities and stronger organizations.

IWBI webcasts

Empire State Realty Trust Achieves WELL Health-Safety Rating

First commercial portfolio to achieve the rating in the U.S.
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NEW YORK, September 21, 2020 / 3BL Media/ -- The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) today announced that Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT), the greater New York metro area office and retail real estate leader, is the first commercial real estate portfolio in the U.S. to achieve the WELL Health-Safety Rating for Facility Operations and Management. ESRT’s portfolio is comprised of 14 office properties and six stand-alone retail properties totaling approximately 10.1 million rentable square feet, including the iconic Empire State Building.

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