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Sustainable Cities: Challenges and Opportunities in Japan

Posted by David Braun
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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
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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.

The Latest Green News from Green Builder Media's Vantage

October 16, 2014 Edition
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Could Climate Change Spawn War? For many years, the Pentagon has issued reports about climate change, highlighting the future possible threats our nation may face from increased temperatures, extreme weather, drought, flooding, and rising sea levels. This week marked a notable change in the Pentagon’s approach.

Free Roundtable: The Energy-Water-Food Nexus

Learn About Risks and Opportunities for the Private Sector on Dec. 12
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Environmental Sustainability: Company Hosts Seventh Annual National Clean Energy Summit | September 2014 CSR Newsletter

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Clean energy visionaries and leaders, public officials, business executives, policy experts, entrepreneurs, investors, citizens, and students gathered for the annual National Clean Energy Summit.

UTC Employees Lead 2014 Green Apple Day of Service Events Around the World

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  • UTC employees worldwide will volunteer at service projects that enhance the environment of schools. 
  • Event promotes awareness of the importance of Green schools for the health and academic success of students
  • UTC is a founding sponsor of the US Green Building Council’s Center for Green Schools.

Fact or Fiction: The Environmental Impact of Travel

Cindy Ortega, Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer for MGM Resorts International, shares tips for greener travel.
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Mediaplanet: Why is it important to think about the environment when planning your vacation?

Cindy Ortega: The reason why it’s important to think about the environment while you’re taking a vacation is because it’s important to think about the environment in everything you do. You don’t leave it at home when you pack your suitcases. It’s something that’s a part of your everyday life, wherever you are.

MGM Resorts International’s Sustainability Program Receives “Galaxy” Star Award from the Alliance to Save Energy

Global honor recognizes outstanding achievements of the company’s Green Advantage program
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Washington, D.C., September 24, 2014 /3BL Media/ - MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) received the Alliance to Save Energy's highest honor, the "Galaxy" Star of Energy Efficiency Award at a special awards ceremony this week in Washington, D.C.. Each year, the Star of Energy Efficiency Awards are bestowed upon individuals, organizations, companies, government programs and learning institutions that have demonstrated  a significant and tangible commitment to the cause of energy efficiency both in the United States and abroad.

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