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Paya Lebar Quarter Office Buildings First in Singapore to Register for New Global Building Standard Focused on Occupant Well-being and Productivity

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SINGAPORE, January 23, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Paya Lebar Quarter by Lendlease, a $3.2 billion mixed-use development, is the first in Singapore to register for the International WELL Building Institute’s (IWBI) WELL Core and Shell Certification for nearly one million square feet of Grade A workspaces across its three office towers.

Building Affordable Homes to Empower Communities

¡Echale! a Tu Casa renews its commitment to the Business Call to Action by expanding into six new regions in Mexico
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Mexico City, January 27, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Affordable home builder and Business Call to Action (BctA) member ¡Échale! a Tu Casa has made an ambitious new pledge to provide 12,500 new low-income clients with access to sustainable housing solutions and financing in Mexico by 2022.

Delos™ and HKS Announce a Strategic Partnership to Study the Impact of the Built Environment on Health and Well-Being

HKS and Delos to test effectiveness of targeted design features on measurable health and well-being outcomes
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New York, January 18, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Delos™, a wellness real estate and technology firm, today announced a partnership with HKS, an international design firm, to study and measure the impact of interventions in the built environment on human health and well-being. The new HKS and Delos partnership will focus on applied research and will build on the strengths of each company to target peer-reviewed open sourced publications, and advance Delos’ mission to transform buildings into healthier spaces.

Connecticut Honda Dealer Achieves Grid Neutral Status

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January 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ - American Honda launched a ‘Green Dealer’ program in 2012 to help independently owned and operated Honda and Acura automobile dealers in the U.S. reduce their environmental impact. In 2014, the program was extended to motorcycle and power equipment dealers. The program recognizes dealers who implement recommended sustainable practices with three award levels – Silver, Gold and Platinum.

GREEN SPA Certificate Awarded to AIDAprima

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AIDA Cruises is the first cruise company to be certified for its commitment to sustainability by the Deutscher Wellness Verband e.V. (German Wellness Association). AIDAprima’s Organic Body & Soul Spa has been awarded the GREEN SPA certificate, achieving the top quality grade of Level 3. It has only been a couple of months since AIDAprima was recognized at the Cruise Guide Awards 2016 in the categories of Family-Friendliness and Sport & Wellness.

Wells Fargo Adds 10 Clean-Tech Startups to Innovation Incubator

Program helps advance energy efficiency for commercial buildings by providing startups with cash grants and in-kind resources to accelerate innovative clean technologies
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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., January 11, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) today announced it has selected the third round of clean technology startup companies to join the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2), a five-year, $10 million program which helps advance energy efficiency by accelerating sustainable commercial-building technologies.

EPA Honors LG Electronics at CES With Top-Level Gold Award in Electronics Recycling Challenge

Company Also Earns CES ‘Eco-Design/Sustainable Technologies’ Award, Showcases Solar Technology and Renewable Energy Leadership
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Underscoring its leadership in responsible electronics recycling, LG Electronics USA was recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with the 2016 Gold Tier Award, the top-level recognition in the EPA’s Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Electronics Challenge. 

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Underscoring its leadership in responsible electronics recycling, LG Electronics USA was recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with the 2016 Gold Tier Award, the top-level recognition in the EPA’s Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Electronics Challenge. 

Well Living Lab | Powering Pioneering Health Research with IBM Cloud and IBM Watson Technologies

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To provide Well Living Lab researchers with advanced analytics and cognitive tools, Delos and Mayo Clinic sought cloud-based technology and guidance from an IT leader. Tapping in to IBM® Bluemix® and IBM Watson™ services, the Lab will analyze vast amounts of structured and unstructured data to deliver invaluable insight into the effects of indoor environments on human health.

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