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How Cities Prioritize Public Greening Initiatives

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How much of an impact can one million trees make? What about approximately $3.2 billion worth? According to a recent study from The Nature Conservancy, a global conservation organization, an investment in tree planting in 245 of the world’s largest cities could improve the health of millions by helping to reduce pollution-related deaths and lowering overall city temperatures.

Ohio Employers Urge Lawmakers to Oppose Clean Energy Rollback Bill

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As the Ohio House of Representatives prepares to vote on HB 114, major businesses and investors representing more than 30,000 employees, call on lawmakers to vote against the bill, a proposal that they say would dismantle the states renewable energy and energy efficiency standards and create prolonged uncertainty for the business and investor community.

A Good Fit: Challenges and Opportunities in the Drive for Workplace Wellness

by Adam Bonislawski
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If you work as, say, a professional athlete, the link between good health and good work is pretty clear. For the rest of us, however, it might not be so obvious.

After all, who among us hasn’t hauled ourselves to the office when we’d have been better off in bed. If you think about those days (staring blankly at your computer screen while wiping your nose), they probably weren’t among your most productive on the job.

LA 2024: Smartest, Greenest Olympics Bid Ever

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LA 2024 Sustainability Director Brence Culp explains the role AEG's StubHub Center plays in the upcoming Olympic bid as the location of the Green Sports Park and the imporatance sustainability plays in LA 2024's Olympic bid on GreenSportsBlog:

Since the venues are largely in place, the sustainability team’s initiatives focus on making them greener. Exhibit A is the StubHub Center.

Green Mountain Energy Sun Club Partners with Evelyn’s Park to Establish Community Space as Sustainable Leader

Sun Club® Donation to Help New Park in Bellaire Achieve “Net Zero” Energy Status for Park’s Daily Operations
Press Release

HOUSTON, March 29, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Evelyn’s Park, a new five-acre community green space in Bellaire, Texas, is set to become one of the most sustainable parks in the nation with a $313,500 grant from the Green Mountain Energy Sun Club.

CPS Energy Demand Response Program Named POWERGRID International Project of the Year

Successfully deployed in under 10 weeks by Black & Veatch and AutoGrid, system will deliver significant savings to CPS Energy customers
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. and REDWOOD CITY, Calif., March 30 2017 /3BL Media/ – POWERGRID International has selected CPS Energy’s Demand Response Management System (DRMS) as its 2017 Demand Response/Energy Efficiency Project of the Year. The project will unify demand response (DR) and distributed energy resource (DER) programs totaling 165 megawatts (MW) in capacity on a single application.

Case Study: Delos™ and IBM | Optimizing Indoor Environments to Improve Health and Performance

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If you’re like most people, you spend around 90% of your time indoors – a stat that may make fitness experts shudder. But thanks to Wellness Real Estate and technology firm Delos, your time inside can be healthy.

Delos is transforming where you work while generating terabytes of research data to understand how indoor spaces impact human health. But the company’s researchers needed a technology partner to help them analyze all of this data faster and for deeper understanding.

Improving Indoor Spaces Through Delos™ Research and IBM Technology Data Insights

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What if we knew that clean indoor air could help businesses improve corporate strategy? What if we understood how different artificial indoor lights were affecting our health, performance and sleeping patterns? Delos research is now providing the tools and knowledge to measure and build for occupant health.

Delos™ VIDEO | Exploring the Great Indoors

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On average, Americans spend over 90% of their time indoors, meaning that these spaces can have a profound effect on human health and well-being. Delos is transforming our homes, offices, schools and other indoor environments through technology, design and innovative solutions that nurture and promote human health and well-being.

Trump Administration Climate Action Rollback Decision Is Misguided and Economically Damaging

Press Release

March 28, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The Trump administration’s efforts to dismantle the U.S. Climate Action Plan, including withdrawing support for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, “is completely misguided and ignores the irreversible clean energy economy that is already underway, creating good-paying jobs and economic vitality in communities across the country,” Ceres President Mindy Lubber said in a statement today. Lubber served as the EPA Administrator for the New England Region in 2000.

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