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CSRHub and The National Wildlife Federation Announce Partnership

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CSRHub is pleased to announce it has formed a partnership with The National Wildlife Federation (NWF). The NWF is the United States' largest private, nonprofit conservation education and advocacy organization, with over six million supporters, and 51 state and territorial affiliated organizations (including Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands).

Bechtel Podcast | David Wilson on 120 years of Construction Innovation

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In a recent LITES podcast interview, David Wilson, Bechtel’s chief innovation officer, discusses how Bechtel’s workforce is coming up with creative solutions to help our customers mitigate risks by creating safer, more efficient job sites, and cutting project schedules without cutting quality.

Listen to Wilson’s full interview with LITES here.

We Are All ‘Still In’ This Together

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One year ago, leaders from all over the U.S. — representing businesses, investors, colleges, universities, towns, cities, and states throughout America — joined together to declare “We Are Still In” the global Paris Agreement, promising to world leaders that America will fulfill its global commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and curb the damaging effects of climate change.

Black & Veatch: Data Analytics, Resilience and Sustainability Drive Water Discussion

Latest Strategic Directions Report takes deep dive into complexities of water, delivery
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan.,  June 5, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Collecting data from our water systems is one thing. Acting on that information is game-changing, and a Black & Veatch survey shows that the water space is taking note.

One Year Later, Companies and Investors Are ‘Still In’ the Paris Agreement

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Since its launch in June 2017, the We Are Still In coalition has doubled in size and grown in clout, becoming a national movement of nearly 2,800 leaders strong, including 1,800 companies and investors, working together to uphold America’s promise to meet the U.S. goals of the Paris Agreement. 

Drip Drop, How Do Trees Make Flooding Stop?

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Natural disasters often strike without warning and wreak havoc wherever they land. A city can never be fully prepared for natural devastation, but there are measures they can put in place that will help reduce the impact. One of the easiest and cheapest tools a city can use is its urban forest. A thick, urban forest can reduce the environmental and economic impact of heavy storms.

The Ray Joins World Class Sustainable Electrified Transportation Center

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The Ray is excited to announce a new partnership with Sustainable Electrified Transportation (SELECT) Research Center, led by Utah State University. As a member of SELECT, The Ray will join the nation’s leading researchers and experts across sectors,  including automotive OEMs, suppliers/manufacturers, civil engineering firms, departments of transportation and academia, in understanding and developing ways in which a fully electrified transportation ecosystem can be strategically and successfully piloted in the near future.

Home Charging Installation Rebates Make it Easier to Drive Electric

SCE announces the new rebate at a celebration of the utility’s 1,000th non-residential charging station
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Southern California Edison celebrated the installation of 1,000 electric vehicle chargers in more than 60 locations throughout the Southland, and also announced that it is starting a new pilot program to help customers install EV charging stations at home.

WELL Story: Comfort at the Allsteel Los Angeles Showroom

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Global furniture brand Allsteel recently became the first retail showroom to achieve WELL Certification at the Gold level. We caught up with Dr. Lauren Gant, PhD, CPE, WELL AP, Human Factors and Ergonomics Manager at HNI and Courtney Moline, WELL AP, LEED AP ID+C, Sustainability Manager at Allsteel, to explore how they addressed WELL’s Comfort concept for their project and beyond. 

Making the Case for Better Buildings

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The World Green Building Council recently released their latest report, Doing Right By People and Planet: The Business Case for Health and Wellbeing in Green Building. This report focuses on 11 case studies from around the world that highlight the ways health and well-being building features can "save your company money, make your employees feel healthier and more productive, and bring a positive return on your investment in a green and healthy space."

A few take-aways from the report include:

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