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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
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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.

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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.

Ingersoll Rand Leader Shares 3 Commonly Overlooked Efficiency Truths

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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

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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
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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.

The International Living Future Institute's Streamlined NZE + Reveal Programs

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Building operations account for 40% of energy use and carbon emissions worldwide. Through net zero energy, there is a growing opportunity to become a leader in resolving the climate crisis. The intent of net zero energy is to rely solely on renewable forms of energy and operate year-round in a safe, pollution-free manner. 

T-Mobile Arena Becomes First Sports & Entertainment Stadium in Las Vegas to Achieve Prestigious LEED® Green Building Certification

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Joint venture partners AEG and MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) announced today that in 2016 the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design® (LEED) Gold certification to T-Mobile Arena, a 20,000-seat sports and entertainment venue that will host the NHL expansion team, Las Vegas Golden Knights. LEED is the preeminent rating system for design, construction & operation of high-performance green buildings.

Mike Bloomberg Co-Authors Book, Climate of Hope

Climate of Hope: How Cities, Businesses, and Citizens Can Save the Planet
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Originally posted on Kirkusreviews.com

Just in time for Earth Day, yes, a hopeful book of strategies for delivering the planet from our worst environmental depredations.

Turning Risks into Opportunities

By Tim Fleming, Director of Enterprise Sustainability, AT&T
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Earlier this year, the World Economic Forum released its 2017 Global Risks Report, providing ample reading material for the world’s elite as they trekked to the Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.

WELL and RESET to Align Building Standards

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NEW YORK & SHANGHAI, March 6, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™) and GIGA, an independent third-party company specializing in the development of building standards and cloud-based assessment tools, announced today that the two organizations will form a strategic partnership to align applicable areas of IWBI’s WELL Building Standard™ (WELL) and GIGA’s RESET™ Standard. This partnership will also include the integration of RESET’s data collection and assessment framework into the operability of WELL.

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