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3E Company, CH2M HILL, ERM, and RegScan among Partners Recognized by 2014 Enablon Excellence Awards

Partners Honored for Commitment to Customer Delight
Press Release

Chicago/Paris, Nov 4, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Enablon, the world's leading provider of Sustainability, EH&S and Risk Management software, recognized six of its partners for their accomplishments in delivering unmatched value to customers and developing a strong and rapidly growing partnership with Enablon.

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October 31, 2014 Edition
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The True Cost of Deforestation According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, deforestation is a major contributor to global warming and is responsible for approximately 20% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. Fortunately, a couple of key organizations are developing programs to fix this.

Aligning Risk & EHS Management Strategies: How to Break Silos & Improve Efficiency

Article

EH&S has a long history meeting complex challenges and deep experience in identifying, mitigating, and monitoring risk. Meanwhile, organizations are undertaking enterprise risk management (and broader GRC) strategies to federate silos of risk across the organization. EH&S is in a key position to help define and lead risk management strategies in the organization given the depth of experience and history EH&S has had in risk management. These teams should provide assistance in defining risk management strategy, process, information, and technology architecture.

Wells Fargo Launches $10 million Cleantech Innovation Incubator

First-ever program of its kind in the banking industry fosters early stage clean energy technologies
Press Release

DENVER, Oct 28, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) today launched the Innovation Incubator (IN2) program, a $10 million environmental grant for clean technology startups funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation and co-administered by the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to foster the development of early stage clean technologies for commercial buildings. The program is the first of its kind within the banking industry.

Yum! Brands Featured in the U.S. Green Building Council's Latest Report

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The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has issued a new report detailing the retail industry's involvement with LEED and the impact of globally recognized green buildings on the consumer experience. The LEED in Motion report outlines the many ways LEED certification delivers a superior consumer experience, including the benefits of circulating fresh air, setting a consistently comfortable temperature and utilizing daylight wherever possible.

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October 23, 2014 Edition
Newsletter

Is It Time for the Half Earth Concept? To quote American nature writer Kenneth Brower, “A living planet is a rare thing, perhaps the rarest thing in the universe, and a very tenuous experiment at best.” Yet we continue our heedless “experimentation” of its limits. The question arises? Is the father of modern sociobiology EO Wilson right when he advocates for the “Half Earth” Concept?

Sustainable Cities: Challenges and Opportunities in Japan

Posted by David Braun
Blog

Thought leaders from across Japan’s energy sector gathered in Tokyo last week to discuss the role energy will play in adapting the country’s cities to a challenging environment of aging and declining population and increasing dependence on foreign sources for food and fuel. Tokyo-Yokohama, the world’s largest urban concentration, is already in many ways in the vanguard of the future of urban centers. What happens in this mega city is being watched closely across the planet for ideas to emulate or avoid.

MGM Resorts International and NRG Energy Celebrate the Installation of the World’s Largest Convention Center Solar Array

The 20-acre array at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino will offset 20 percent of the resort’s peak energy demand, will be joined by an additional 2-megawatt dc (MW dc) array currently under development
Press Release

LAS VEGAS, October 23, 2014 /3BL Media/ - NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NRG) and MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) today announced the completed installation of the world’s largest rooftop solar array on a convention center. Covering approximately 20 acres atop the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, the 6.4 megawatt (MW dc) [5.0 megawatt ac (MW ac)] photovoltaic array will produce enough electricity to power the equivalent of approximately 1,000 U.S. homes annually and is the first of its kind on the Las Vegas Strip.

CVS/pharmacy West Haven Store Awarded Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum Certification

Certification marks milestone achievement in CVS Health’s commitment to sustainability
Press Release

Woonsocket, RI, Oct. 20, 2014 /3BL Media/ — CVS Health announced today that the CVS/pharmacy store in West Haven, Connecticut has been awarded the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification, making it the most energy efficient CVS/pharmacy store in the country. This achievement marks the first CVS/pharmacy store to be certified with the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) highest distinction and is the company’s eighth LEED-certified building.

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