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The New Energy Economy

The energy ecosystem is changing, and utilities are seeking new opportunities
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The energy ecosystem is changing, driven by the advent of distributed clean energy, increased competition from new technologies and service providers, the evolving expectations of customers, and new opportunities for serving those customers. As the traditional business model changes, utilities are seeking new opportunities for revenue as they establish themselves as the “Preferred Energy Partner.”

The Unanticipated Benefits of California’s Water Policies

From software to robots to technology originally designed to detect water on Mars, market-based policy approaches are spurring innovation
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Just as California's climate policies have driven innovation in energy efficiency, renewable energy and battery storage – creating 500,000 new jobs – many of the state’s recently enacted bills are beginning to drive innovation in water technology. State policymakers should take note.

These technologies, in turn, are poised to bring about new jobs and economic growth in California, while supporting the policy goals of creating more robust water utilities and better drought resilience for the state.

Thailand Kicks Off WELL Journey with Strong Market Traction for Healthy Buildings

Press Release

BANGKOK,  August 28, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™) celebrated the most recent stop of its WELL Journey in Bangkok, Thailand, with much fanfare by bringing together a diverse group of local stakeholders committed to promoting healthy buildings and healthy communities in the country.

Sustainability in Sync at the UFI Educational Forum

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The 8th UFI (Union of International Fairs) Educational Forum on Sustainable Development, which had taken place in Asia for three consecutive years, was hosted in the United States for the first time ever. The theme for 2018’s forum centered around “next steps toward sustainability,” and was open to all professionals in the events industry.

The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on the Construction Industry

By David Wilson, Chief Innovation Officer, Bechtel
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The idea that Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robots will take our jobs and eventually conquer the world makes for a great summer blockbuster, but this fear of AI-robot overlords is grossly exaggerated. 

#WeAreWELL: Sara Hickman, Sustainability Director at RDC-S111

BY Anja Mikic
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We sat down with Sara Hickman to discuss the importance of equitable communities and how recent technology advancements are making it easier to build with intention and impact. Sara is the Sustainability Director/Senior Associate for RDC-S111, Inc., the holding company of brands, Retail Design Collaborative and Studio One Eleven.

HP Works to Reduce the Environmental Impact of Its Worldwide Operations

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In early 2018, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced that independent analyses conducted by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) show that 2017 was the second warmest year on record globally.
That warming trend has continued, as the latest research by NOAA predicts that 2018 is on pace to be the fourth hottest year on record – with only 2015, 2016, and 2017 being warmer.

Green Building Certifications at All Time High in Nation’s Largest Metros

Chicago Repeats, Widens Lead, As Nation’s Greenest City
Press Release

LOS ANGELES, August 24, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The nation’s largest cities are getting even greener, according to the fifth annual U.S.

GeoKrete® Geopolymer Awarded "Reduced Carbon Footprint" Certification

The infrastructure rehabilitation material demonstrates a 51% to 59% smaller carbon footprint when compared to Portland and calcium aluminate cements over the entire product lifecycle
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Quadex LLC, a division of the Vortex Companies recently announced that its GeoKrete® Geopolymer mortar has received Reduced Carbon Footprint Certification by SCS Global Services, an internationally recognized sustainability certification body. GeoKrete was evaluated for its lower overall carbon footprint as it relates to potential greenhouse gas emissions from raw material extraction through manufacturing, use and end-of-life.

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