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The Business Case for Resilient Buildings

by Adam Bonislawski
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The Miami-Dade County building code requires commercial buildings to enclose their first 30 feet in impact-resistant glass so as to withstand damage from high winds and flying objects during a hurricane.

WorldGBC and BEA Join Forces to Double the Rate of Energy Efficiency in Buildings

by Anastasiya Kostomarova
Blog

The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) and the World Resources Institute (WRI)-led Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA) – a public-private partnership launched under the United Nations Secretary-General’s SE4All Initiative – have joined forces in an attempt to double the rate of energy efficiency improvements

World Water Week Twitter Chat with BITC

Press Release

August 23, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- How can we use water for sustainable growth?

World Water Week 2016's theme is Water for Sustainable Growth. We all have a stake in a more sustainable future, including the global hotel and tourism industry. In fact, it is these industries that are taking active steps to address water issues that affect the whole planet.

6 Key Findings on the State of Global Supply Chains

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UN Global Compact and Ernst & Young (EY) interviewed 70 companies across different regions and industries in order to uncover the current state of global supply chains. In the recently-released report “The State of Sustainable Supply Chains: Building Responsible and Resilient Supply Chains,” Global Compact and EY presented 6 key findings on how companies are pursuing supply chain sustainability:

Achieving Zero in the Built Environment

From Healthier Homes to Energy Efficient Office Buildings
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Without a dramatic change in the way built environments are designed, constructed, and operated, the world has no chance of adequately addressing climate change...That is how the new September 2016 issue of GreenMoney begins, but it quickly moves to offering solutions from Healthier Homes to more Energy-Efficient Office Buildings. Here are the new articles and an insightful video from architect William McDonough.

States that are Leading the Clean Energy Economy & Creating Jobs

California Metro Areas also Top Annual U.S. Clean Tech Leadership Index Rankings from Clean Edge
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by Clint Wilder, Senior Editor, Clean Edge

At a time of notable acceleration in the nation’s transition to a clean energy economy, California leads all states in clean tech leadership for the seventh consecutive year, according to annual rankings released by Clean Edge, a leading clean tech research and advisory firm.

Celebrating Success – Super 8 Ukiah

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The year is 2008. The economic downtown has hit, and the Super 8 in Ukiah, California, is struggling. The challenge was that not as many people were traveling, and the owner, Raakesh Patel needed to get creative to keep his doors open.

Other hotels opened nearby in the time that followed – Marriott’s, Hampton Inn’s, those that were “affordable” without being considered a truly “budget” property. For Raakesh, it all started with research.

Carnival Cruise Line’s Newest Ship, Carnival Vista, Recognized by Lloyd’s Register for ‘Green’ Ship Environmental Design, Construction and Operation

First Carnival Cruise Line ship to be granted LR’s coveted ‘ECO Notation’ for exceeding environmental regulatory standards
Press Release

MIAMI, Aug. 17, 2016 /3BL Media/ — Classification society Lloyd’s Register has bestowed the “ECO Notation” designation on the new Carnival Vista, marking the first Carnival Cruise Line ship to achieve this distinction. The notation recognizes that the cruise line designed, built and operates Carnival Vista in a manner that exceeds current maritime statutory environmental regulations. 

Driving Sustainable Business Practices

Kohler Mira Sustainability Engineer Charlotte Gregory believes she can make the world a better place.
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Charlotte Gregory’s role with Kohler Mira has evolved greatly in the four years since she joined the team. A design engineer by trade, Charlotte said she has always had a vision for the work she wanted to do.

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