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Powering the Sustainable Rise of the Greater Bay Area

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The Greater Bay Area is taking shape rapidly with the opening of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge and the Express Rail Link. These milestone infrastructure projects are the key to a new era of super-connectivity that promises exciting new business opportunities for the region.

National Grid Seeks Approval of Revolution Wind Contract in Rhode Island

Revolution Wind will be the largest procurement of offshore wind in Rhode Island
Press Release

PROVIDENCE, R.I., February 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ – National Grid filed for regulatory approval of a 20-year contract for energy from a new, 400 MW offshore wind farm – Revolution Wind. The project, originally developed by Providence-based Deepwater Wind, has since been acquired by Orsted, one of the world’s leading developers of offshore wind farms. National Grid selected Revolution Wind in coordination with the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources and the Division of Public Utilities and Carriers.

New ARĪV eBikes From GM Are Available for Preorder

Customers in select markets can choose between two models on BikeExchange.com
Press Release

Today, GM announces ARĪV as the name of its new eBike brand, which includes two innovative, integrated and connected eBikes: the Meld, a compact eBike, and the Merge, a folding eBike. The name ARĪV was selected as part of a global crowdsourcing campaign announced in November 2018.

“The crowdsourcing campaign allowed us to bring consumers into the development of our brand,” said Hannah Parish, ARĪV director. “Combine that with our products and our blend of bike and automotive talent, and the result is a unique brand DNA.”  

LEDs in Action: General Motors Is Saving With Tomorrow in Mind

When GM wanted to reduce energy consumption across its portfolio, it tapped into Current, powered by GE, to outfit its facilities with new LED fixtures that will cut lighting-related energy use by more than 60 percent
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Sustained Excellence in Saving Energy

As a seven-time EPA ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year award winner, GM continues to demonstrate leadership in sustainability through superior operational efficiency. Since 2010, the company has saved more than $230 million in energy costs while eliminating 1.8 million metric tons of carbon emissions by engaging many of its facilities in energy-reduction challenges.

Brightening Our Corner Newsletter - February 2019

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The Ray Anderson Foundation quarterly newsletter is out. Check it out for the latest updates on the #Biomimicry Global Design Challenge, The Ray, the Ray C. Anderson Center for #Sustainable Business, Interface and more. #Ecocentricity #RideTheRay #RayDay2019

Newsletter

The Ray Anderson Foundation quarterly newsletter is out. Check it out for the latest updates on the #Biomimicry Global Design Challenge, The Ray, the Ray C. Anderson Center for #Sustainable Business, Interface and more. #Ecocentricity #RideTheRay #RayDay2019

Green for Growth: Why Green Manufacturing is Crucial for a Low-Carbon Future

By Jean-Pascal Tricoire
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Climate change is indisputable, as well as its impact on our planet’s invaluable but finite resources. Indeed, this is one of the most pressing paradoxes of our time: How do we strive for industrial growth while also being mindful of the traditional environmental impact of productivity?

Doing the Right Things in a Transforming Business World

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Lena Low learned the importance of doing the right thing early in her career when she worked with an emergency medical assistance company that flew teams out to help victims of the 2002 Bali bombing and the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004.

As news of the disasters broke, she watched in admiration as her colleagues headed to the airport with no thought of the cost of the operation but only one objective in mind: to save lives.

The Spiritual Growth of Wealth Redistribution

A Millennial's Look at Money and Equality
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by Kate Poole, Investment Advisor, Natural Investments

Watch: Living Future CEO Amanda Sturgeon speak at TEDMED 2018

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Last November, ILFI CEO Amanda Sturgeon spoke at TEDMED 2018, the independent health and medicine edition of the world-famous TED conference, dedicated to “ideas worth spreading.” In her speech, Amanda talked about biophilic design, human health, and how the former can benefit the latter, as well as the role architecture can play in bringing nature back to our (mostly indoor) lives.

Announcing WELL v2 Crosswalks: The Blueprint for Applying WELL Alongside Other Global Standards

By Melissa Wrolstad
Article

At the International WELL Building InstituteTM (IWBITM), we strive to make the WELL Building StandardTM (WELLTM) as accessible, impactful and localized as possible for global users. One of our key initiatives that sits at the heart of that goal is crosswalks. These resources are intended to identify synergies between WELL and other global building rating systems, and streamline efforts for projects seeking a dual rating by acknowledging where WELL requirements are deemed equivalent or aligned with aspects of the alternate building rating tool.

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