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The Future of Preservation is Sustainable Tourism

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Lately, there have been several news items about cultural heritage sites that are either under siege by tourists or the environment. Venice is under water. The Louvre is overrun by visitors seeking a selfie with the Mona Lisa. Pompeii needs saving after its just-completed extensive restoration. Machu Picchu is under threat from a planned international airport in the Sacred Valley. 

Newsweek Names Tetra Tech One of America’s Most Responsible Companies 2020

Continuing our commitment to our corporate social responsibility and sustainability goals
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Newsweek recognized Tetra Tech as one of America’s Most Responsible Companies 2020.

Tetra Tech was among 300 firms selected for the list out of more than 2,000 companies evaluated. We also ranked among the top 10 companies in the Professional Services category. This accomplishment was achieved through our continued commitment to our environmental, social, and governance (ESG) goals.

Partnering Early Helps Transportation Agencies Deliver More Value for Travelers

By: David S. Blaisdell, Senior Manager, Bechtel Enterprises (BEn)
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In the past 10-15 years, public agencies have increasingly partnered with the private sector to build and run major new transportation projects, typically through what is commonly known as Public-Private Partnerships, or P3s. In a P3, private-sector partners, either a single company or more often a consortium, are selected through a competitive procurement process to design, build, finance, operate, and maintain (DBFOM) the infrastructure, typically for the construction period plus an operating period of 25 years or longer.  The private sector also invests equity and raises financing.

IWBI Welcomes New Organizations to Its Growing Membership Program

Accelerating adoption of a worldwide culture of health is a key goal
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NEW YORK, December 23, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) is pleased to announce the continued growth of its membership program. The most recent members to join the growing global network of product manufacturers, research institutes, real estate developers and many more diverse organizations are united in the mission to build a healthier future.

IWBI Welcomes New Organizations to Its Growing Membership Program

Accelerating adoption of a worldwide culture of health is a key goal
Press Release

NEW YORK, December 23, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) is pleased to announce the continued growth of its membership program. The most recent members to join the growing global network of product manufacturers, research institutes, real estate developers and many more diverse organizations are united in the mission to build a healthier future.

BSR Conference 2019: Roald Lapperre, Vice Minister for the Environment, Netherlands

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Climate change is a global and complex challenge. Ambition at both national and international levels is necessary, as well as cooperation between the public and private sectors.

RFCI Launches ASSURE CERTIFIED™

Program for Rigid Core Luxury Vinyl Tile
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LA GRANGE, Ga., January 2, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The Resilient Floor Covering Institute and SCS Global Services announce a new program to ensure the continued growth and popularity of Rigid Core Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) marketed and sold in North America. The program is called ASSURE CERTIFIED™.

“As part of our mission to support the interest of resilient flooring, RFCI and member manufacturers determined there was an urgent need to establish industry-wide standards for Rigid Core LVT quality, no matter where it’s made,” explained Dean Thompson, president and CEO of RFCI.

First U.S. Solar Road Gets a Technical Upgrade - More Energy Production Expected

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The Ray, the Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT), and international infrastructure innovator Colas have unveiled an upgraded version of the Wattway solar road at the Visitor Information Center located at Exit 1 on Interstate 85 in Southwest Georgia.

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The Ray, the Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT), and international infrastructure innovator Colas have unveiled an upgraded version of the Wattway solar road at the Visitor Information Center located at Exit 1 on Interstate 85 in Southwest Georgia.

BSR Conference 2019: Sam Liccardo, Mayor of San Jose

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The BSR Conference 2019 took place this past November in the city of San Jose, and one of the conference's plenary speakers was the city's mayor, Sam Liccardo. As mayor, Liccardo has big plans for San Jose, from upgrading its energy technology to ensuring better access to education. He shared the importance of achieving these goals via collaboration, with the private sector and with other mayors, during his speech on the plenary stage.

Dignity Health Sports Park Partners With Volta to Provide Free Electric Vehicle Charging

Guests to receive electric vehicle charging at industry-leading sports venue
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LOS ANGELES, December 18, 2019, /3BL Media/ In conjunction with the Protect the Pitch program, which continues to lead the industry in stadium sustainability and clean energy efforts, Dignity Health Sports Park has installed 12 new Volta electric vehicle charging stations that will be available to guests free of charge at all events.

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