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Build Back Better: Turning Turmoil into a Lasting Transformation

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As we navigate through month six of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re experiencing its impact on many levels – physically, emotionally, financially, spiritually. The sheer scale and reach of the pandemic creates paradoxes that we’re all wrestling to understand.

Fuel for Thought - Powering Net-Zero Communities

By Julie Keenahan, BEn Associate
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As part of Bechtel’s commitment to contribute 100 ideas to support the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we highlight how new fuel technologies are improving as global commitments to net zero targets increase.

Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all.

7.a: By 2030, enhance international cooperation to facilitate access to clean energy research and technology, including renewable energy, energy efficiency and advanced and cleaner fossil-fuel technology, and promote investment in energy infrastructure and clean energy technology.

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As part of Bechtel’s commitment to contribute 100 ideas to support the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we highlight how new fuel technologies are improving as global commitments to net zero targets increase.

Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all.

7.a: By 2030, enhance international cooperation to facilitate access to clean energy research and technology, including renewable energy, energy efficiency and advanced and cleaner fossil-fuel technology, and promote investment in energy infrastructure and clean energy technology.

Clarion Partners' Commitment to Sustainable Buildings Recognized by Leading Industry Organizations

Clarion Partners Recently Named a 2020 GOLD Green Lease Leader by the Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Alliance and the Institute for Market Transformation and a Fitwel Champion by the Center for Active Design
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The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) and the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Better Buildings Alliance has announced Clarion Partners, LLC  as a GOLD-level 2020 Green Lease Leader.

Mohawk Group Unveils Plans for DesignFWD Virtual Summit

Event will recreate NeoCon experience with inspirational chats, trend presentations, product demos and more
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CALHOUN, Ga., June 10, 2020 /3BL Media/—Mohawk Group announced today that the commercial flooring manufacturer will be hosting a free three-day digital event aimed to inspire attendees and build off the momentum and excitement of the NeoCon platform. The Design Forward Virtual Summit, styled as DesignFWD, marks Mohawk Group’s first online event of its kind, taking place exclusively through an interactive platform July 15–17.

Domtar's Windsor Mill Woodroom Upgrade Cuts Fiber Loss, Increases Productivity

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June 10, 2020 /3BL Media/ After nearly two years of planning and construction, Windsor Mill’s newly reconfigured woodroom is now one of the largest and most modern in North America. The woodroom upgrade allows the mill to increase productivity while reducing fiber loss between the forest and the mill.

Black & Veatch Hits Financial Close on Latest Europe Wind Farm Projects

Growing Europe renewables team reaps success as ING Bank commences funding for SMR’s Black Lough, Three Trees and Enros wind farms
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REDHILL, United Kingdom, June 10, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Financial close achieved on the 16 April 2020 for the Black Lough onshore wind farm, and on the 25 May 2020 for the Three Trees and Enros wind farms, marks the latest Technical Due Diligence success for Black & Veatch Europe’s renewable energy business. The company was working on behalf of ING Bank, a branch of ING-DiBa AG, a major backer of renewable energy and sustainability projects globally.

Tennessee's State Forests Earn Sustainable Forestry Initiative Certification

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 9, 2020 /3BL Media/ - All of Tennessee’s 15 state forests are now certified to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Forest Management Standard. The Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Division of Forestry announced that all state forests—covering 168,359 acres—passed the third-party audit for forestry management practices. This independent certification assures that forests are managed sustainably, which is essential for clean water, wildlife habitat, and market access.

10 Tips for Operating Construction Sites During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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In the era of COVID-19, construction companies across America are trying to find the best way forward. There are a host of new challenges that every construction organization has to deal with.

20 Cities Awarded TD Green Space Grants for Innovative Urban Forestry Initiatives in Underserved Neighborhoods

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LINCOLN, Neb. and TORONTO, June 8, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Today, TD Bank Group (TD) and the Arbor Day Foundation announced the recipients of the TD Green Space Grants program. These grants provide a total of $400,000 USD to support green infrastructure development, tree planting, forestry stewardship, and community green space expansion, advancing environmental and economic benefits for underserved communities.

Why Building Design Matters in Response to Coronavirus

By Dr. Whitney Austin Gray, Senior Vice President, Research, International WELL Building Institute and Sarah Welton, Vice President, Commercial, International WELL Building Institute
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