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AECOM Releases Presentation Outlining Practical Strategies For Developing Resilient Cities

Press Release

LOS ANGELES, March 17, 2014 /3BL Media/ — AECOM Technology Corporation, a leading provider of professional technical and management support services for public and private clients in more than 150 countries around the world, announced today that it has posted a presentation that discusses how to reduce vulnerability and enhance competitiveness in order to develop resilient cities.

Who Will Pay For Climate Change Consequences?

By: Gary Lawrence, Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer at AECOM
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A number of initiatives, including the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Recovery and the University of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index, have been developing models to assess climate risk at various scales.  The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development has been trying to put numbers on the cost of adaptation. The journal Nature Climate Change recently published a paper entitled “Future Flood Losses in Major Coastal Cities” full of some very sobering numbers.

Founder of Bloomber LP, Michael Bloomberg on Climate Change, the UN, and Obama

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Founder of Bloomberg LP Michael Bloomberg recently discussed his appointment as UN Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change and his involvement with C40 Cities with Forbes.

Read the full interview on Forbes.

Owens Corning to Launch 9 New Customer-Inspired Products at Upcoming JEC Europe Show

New composites innovations redefine product performance for automotive, wind energy, and building and construction markets
Press Release

TOLEDO, Ohio, March 4, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Owens Corning (NYSE:OC), a leading global producer of glass fiber reinforcements and engineered materials for composite systems, will unveil nine new products developed in partnership with its customers at the upcoming JEC Europe 2014 composites show and conferences in Paris, France.

HGTV and DIY Network Talent Add Expert Advice to Rebuilding Together and HUD National Healthy Homes Conference in Nashville

Chris Lambton, Matt Muenster and Tiffany Brooks share tips to improve home energy efficiency, safety and health issues
Press Release

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Housing Professionals at this year’s National Healthy Homes Conference, co-hosted by Rebuilding Together and the U.S. Department of House and Urban Development (HUD), can get green building answers and home improvement advice from HGTV and DIY Network stars Chris Lambton, Matt Muenster, and Tiffany Brooks.

Measurabl Integrates with ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager

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San Diego, Calif., January 21, 2013 /3BL Media/- Measurabl, the San Diego-based software startup for sustainability reporting, now supports direct data integration with the U.S.

Could Climate Adaptation and Resilience be Obama’s ‘Moon Mission?’

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There has been much attention paid to President Obama’s comments about global warming in his Inaugural Speech. In it he focused on the key point that the countries that lead the clean energy transition will lead the global economy. Whether we like it or not, he implied, clean energy is the future. Instead of resisting it we should throw our enterprising spirit into it — or risk losing both economic and political power.

CSR Gives Forest City Enterprises a Ratings Boost

Blog

Part of the business case for publishing acorporate social responsibility (CSR) report is to improve transparency, enabling stakeholders to better understand a business and how it positively affects employees, customers and communities while delivering shareholder value.

AECOM publishes Asia-focused report highlighting successful sustainability initiatives

Press Release

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 5, 2013 /3BL Media/ — AECOM Technology Corporation, a leading provider of professional technical and management support services for public and private clients in more than 140 countries around the world, announced today that it has published a report highlighting its sustainability work in Asia during 2012.

Bringing the Energy to India

Blog

AECOM's Connected Cities blog charts the journey of three young AECOM engineers participating in Pollinate Energy's Young Professionals Program in Bangalore, India. 

“Stepping out of the airport, the humidity hits. We’re here!” begins Rosanna Sanderson, an environmental engineer based in AECOM's Brisbane, Australia, office, as she discusses the group's first day on site.

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