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AECOM’s Fifth Urban SOS Student Competition Seeks Designs for “New Industry”

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NEW YORK, April 17, 2014 /3BL Media/ - AECOM has launched “Urban SOS: Towards a new industry,” its fifth Urban SOS student competition. Open to students at undergraduate and graduate levels around the world, this year’s competition seeks interdisciplinary design responses that generate economic development and improve urban conditions at sites of derelict industrial infrastructure. For complete submission requirements, see aecom.com/urbansos.

Panasonic WhisperGreen Fan Giveaway

Enter to Win a WhisperGreen Select Ventilation Fan
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Panasonic is giving away a WhisperGreen Select ventilation fan

AT&T Energy Director to Expand Focus to Include Smarter Buildings

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John Schinter, who was hired as AT&T’s first Director of Energy in 2009, was recently appointed Assistant Vice President of Energy and Smart Buildings. 

While continuing with his current role to oversee company-wide energy management efforts, Schinter’s focus will expand to include the deployment of new M2M and big data solutions to optimize facility equipment operational performance and reliability. 

Why do we celebrate Earth Day if the Earth doesn't care?

Google+ Hangout Live Broadcast: Monday, April 21, at 5 p.m. EDT
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Nature always wins. The Earth will experience seismic activity, volcanic activity, pandemics and cyclical changes in climate that will affect our lives in some way. There’s no disputing this, so how can we be ready to keep our families and loved ones safer and more resilient to the weather? How can we work with the knowledge we have on sea-level rise, the frequency of flooding and storms, global population growth, energy use, infrastructure status, water resources and food security? 

Taking it Outside

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In an age of smartphones, tablets and YouTube, modern kids have fewer interactions with the natural world. At TD, we believe in the value of green experiences for children. Since 2000, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation has been providing grants to schools across Canada to build “outdoor classrooms” – spaces within school grounds that allow teachers and students to integrate nature into learning.

 

U.S. Homeowners to Benefit from Groundbreaking Home Energy Loan Financing Platform

New National Public-Private Partnership to Transform the Home Energy Loan Market - Warehouse Facility to Facilitate $100 Million Medium Term Note Program
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San Francisco, CA, April 9, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Homeowners across the United States will benefit from an innovative public-private partnership announced today to make it easier to find lower-cost loans for home energy efficiency improvements.  Leading institutions from the public and private sectors today announced the formation of a national financing platform that will for the first time bring low-cost, large-scale capital to government and utility-sponsored residential energy efficiency loan programs – which can be utilized by homeowners in states that participate. 

Ingersoll Rand Leader Shares Successes in Building Effective Energy Efficiency Programs at 2014 Building Energy Summit

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  • Summit addresses the challenges and opportunities surrounding the need for more energy efficient buildings
  • Scott Tew joins cross industry panelists to share perspectives and effective strategies in creating a culture focused on energy efficiency and sustainability
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  • Summit addresses the challenges and opportunities surrounding the need for more energy efficient buildings
  • Scott Tew joins cross industry panelists to share perspectives and effective strategies in creating a culture focused on energy efficiency and sustainability

GRESB, Explained

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If you’ve been following Measurabl, or the world of sustainability reporting at-large, you’ve probably come across the mysterious acronym “GRESB”. Unless you’re immersed in the world of commercial real estate, chances are you read it as just another piece of forgettable jargon. But don’t dismiss it so quickly! GRESB - the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark - is one of the many emerging organizations issuing standards for “how thou shalt disclose” on your organization’s sustainability performance.

AECOM Joint Program Signs Memorandum Of Understanding To Advance Sustainable Development In Malaysia

Press Release

LOS ANGELES, March 25, 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 a joint program in which it participates has signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a center of excellence, named the Greater Kuala Lumpur/Klang Valley Sustainability Centre (GKLKVSC), to advance sustainable urban development in Malaysia.

Advice for Your Path to the Corner Office: Learn How to Delegate Effectively. You Can't do it All by Yourself.

BNY Mellon's Carol Britton Shares Career Journey Advice
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Throughout March, BNY Mellon's virtual mentoring series explores the career insights and candid perspectives of executives who have reached the corner office. These dedicated leader-coaches share many common traits and values, reflecting how BNY Mellon has become the Investments Company for the World.

If you had 5 minutes with an inspirational woman leader what could you find out?

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