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City Evolution | Creating Smarter Cities

by Andrew Bolwell
Blog

As millions of people move into cities every week, this puts a huge strain on space, city resources, energy requirements, and infrastructure cost. Cities are being forced to evolve to meet this increased demand, or collapse under the pressure.

Making Buildings More Energy Smart | HP Labs Develops New Sensors and Software

by Simon Firth, HP Labs Correspondent
Blog

Commercial and residential buildings together account for 40 percent of all US energy consumption.1 That alone is a major incentive to make both more energy efficient, suggests HP Labs researcher Rongliang Zhou.

“If we can better match the air conditioning, lighting, and power provided in buildings to their actual energy needs, we can save money for building owners of all kinds,” he says.

Accelerating Manufacturing Innovation in America

International Living Future Institute and Green Building Alliance Announce Opening of Living Product Hub in Pittsburgh
Press Release

PITTSBURGH, March 15, 2017 /3BL Media/- Pittsburgh is the birthplace of American manufacturing and a city with a vision to reimagine itself as a center for innovation, green manufacturing, and job creation. The  International Living Future Institute (ILFI) is partnering with Green Building Alliance (GBA) to help make this vision a reality through the creation of a Living Product “Hub”.

Bechtel Helps Launch “Building Responsibly” Initiative to Promote Global Worker Welfare

Press Release

RESTON, Va., March 15, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Bechtel, the leading global engineering, procurement, and construction firm today announced the formation of a global coalition aimed at improving worker safety and productivity standards for construction and engineering projects as well as for their relevant supply chains.

Green Standards Manages Diversion of GM Office Assets; Boosts Crowdfunding Campaign for Urban Farm in Detroit

Press Release
  • Green Standards oversees landfill diversion of tens of thousands of GM office assets including in-kind donations to community
  • More than 30 nonprofits have benefited and 1,500 tons have been diverted from landfill to date
  • Company donation of $4,500 boosts crowdfunding effort for Michigan Urban Farming Initiative

International Well Building Institute™ Announces First Well Certified™ Project in New York City

Structure Tone’s new office in Manhattan achieves WELL Certification at the Silver Level; Marks first WELL Certified Project in New York
Press Release

NEW YORK, March 14, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™) today marks a new milestone in the development, growth and expansion of its WELL Certification program as the first project in New York achieves WELL Certification under v1 of the WELL Building Standard™ (WELL™). This prestigious distinction was awarded to Structure Tone’s recently opened New York City headquarters at 330 West 34th Street in Manhattan, which has achieved WELL Certification at the Silver level.

Allie Kelly of The Ray to Speak at AIA NY's Viral Voices VI- Virtual Displacement

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Allie Kelly, executive director of The Ray will be one of the panelists for AIA New York Chapter's "Viral Voices VI - Virtual Displacement" on Thursday, March 30th at the AIA Center for Architecture.

Press Release

Allie Kelly, executive director of The Ray will be one of the panelists for AIA New York Chapter's "Viral Voices VI - Virtual Displacement" on Thursday, March 30th at the AIA Center for Architecture.

Ingersoll Rand Leader Shares 3 Commonly Overlooked Efficiency Truths

Article

In Smart Energy Solutions, W. Scott Tew, executive director, Center for Energy Efficiency & Sustainability (CEES) at Ingersoll Rand, recently offered up 3 energy efficiency truths businesses often overlook.

Sweden Green Building Council and International WELL Building Institute™ Join Forces to Advance Health in Buildings

Press Release

February 8, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™) and the Sweden Green Building Council today announced their intent to collaborate on the advancement of practices that improve human health and well-being in buildings and communities.  The goal is to promote the successful adoption of IWBI’s WELL Building Standard™ (WELL), a performance-based system for measuring, certifying, and monitoring features of the built environment that impact the health and well-being of the people who live, work, and learn in the buildings.

Cox Enterprises Creates Clean Energy in West Virginia

New River Clean Energy Facility converting landfill gas to energy
Press Release

ATLANTA, March 15, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Cox Enterprises announced today the completion of the New River Energy Facility in Beckley, W. Va. The facility captures landfill gas to generate energy and reduce methane emissions, which produces positive outcomes for the local community and the environment. The facility has the capacity to annually offset 14,200 tons of carbon and produce enough clean energy to power nearly 2,000 homes.

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