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Delivering a Green, Clean and Inclusive Rebuild Post Covid-19

International Paper joins Transform USA 2020: October 1 - 2, 2020, Online
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Reuters EventsTM Transform USA is bringing together CSOs, CPOs and ESG Investors from across the world to share their latest insights, and more importantly, tangible strategies into how they are helping deliver the required transformation of business for a sustainable, circular, inclusive future post Covid-19. International Paper is proud to join the opening discussion, “Delivering a Green, Clean and Inclusive Rebuild Post Covid-19.”

Ray of Hope Prize Winner Showcased in Animated Video

ECOncrete offers biomimetic solutions for coastal and marine infrastructure
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ECOncrete wins $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize. Animated video overview released.

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ECOncrete wins $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize. Animated video overview released.

New IOC Guide to Make Sustainability “Business as Usual” for the Olympic Movement

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The guidelines – called “Sustainability Management in Sports” – will help National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and International Federations (IFs) integrate sustainability into their operations and events.

Duke Energy's Green Source Advantage Continues Solar Expansion in North Carolina

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  • Duke University first academic institution to take advantage of program. 
  • More than 100 megawatts of solar capacity planned.
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  • Duke University first academic institution to take advantage of program. 
  • More than 100 megawatts of solar capacity planned.

International WELL Building Institute Formally Launches WELL v2

Graduated version of WELL v2 represents the growth and evolution of the most dynamic, resilient and rigorously tested and vetted version of the WELL Building Standard (WELL)
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NEW YORK, September 15, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Following two years of extensive development, in-use application and review, the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) today formally launched the latest version of the WELL Building Standard – WELL v2. The newly graduated standard is the most resilient and responsive version of IWBI’s rating system to date and serves as the foundation upon which the entire WELL ecosystem is built.

Major Pennsylvania Businesses, Institutions Declare Support for Regional Carbon Initiative

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More than a dozen employers across the state urge lawmakers to join Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

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More than a dozen employers across the state urge lawmakers to join Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

Free Battery Solution Keeps Critical Care Customers Safe During Outages

Income-qualified customers who depend on life-support medical equipment and live in a high fire risk area receive a free backup battery and solar panel during emergencies, including Public Safety Power Shutoffs.
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by Sally Jeun

As a caretaker, Debra Chapman’s biggest concern for her 86-year-old mother, who has lung cancer and depends on an oxygen concentrator, is her well-being, safety and comfort.

So Chapman was happy to learn her mother, a Sun City resident living in a high fire risk area in Riverside County, was eligible for Southern California Edison’s Critical Care Back-up Battery program.

How Do We #RebuildBetter? Brendan Bechtel Interviews Maryland Governor Larry Hogan

By: Brian James, Business Communications Specialist
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Listen in as Brendan Bechtel speaks with Maryland Governor Larry Hogan on behalf of the Business Roundtable about the impact of COVID 19 on infrastructure initiatives, the importance of digital infrastructure – especially building out broadband in rural areas – and how private businesses, labor, and policymakers can unite to rebuild the American economy.

Brendan leads the Business Roundtable (BRT) Infrastructure Committee. Governor Hogan is the Immediate Past Chair of the National Governors Association.

IES & IWBI Announce Joint Memorandum of Understanding

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NEW YORK,  September 14, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and the International Well Building Institute (IWBI) are pleased to announce a memorandum of understanding enabling future collaboration to improve the quality of our indoor environments through improved lighting design. 

A Better Solution: An Inside Look at the Audacious Plan to Build the World's Largest Mirrored Building

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The Guardian Glass team remembers driving through the Al Ula valley, a natural wonder dotted by an aquifer-fed oasis, ancient homes built inside limestone outcroppings with elegant carved facades. They were on their way to see something new: the Maraya Concert Hall.

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