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Tetra Tech Sponsors Upcoming Engineering News-Record Webinar on Funding Utility Resilience for Water Extremes

Discussing funding challenges for drought-ridden, flood prone, and coastal communities
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September 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Local utilities face significant challenges to build resilient infrastructure and maintain uninterrupted and safe operations as communities around the world continue to experience ongoing weather extremes. Tetra Tech is sponsoring the second of two Engineering News-Record (ENR) webinars focused on how utilities can cope with challenges ranging from drought to flooding and coastal inundation and fund the necessary infrastructure to protect their communities.

Grid Mod Sees Gaps in Progress; Blueprints Needed for Those Lagging Behind

Grid modernization is gearing up, with several states leading the charge
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Grid modernization is getting into gear across the country as electric utilities continue to work to automate distribution and smarten the grid. Buoyed by validating data, states such as California, New York, Illinois and Massachusetts are leading the way, providing blueprints for other regions to follow.

WELL Tip: How to Create WELL Documentation

by Tori Shepherd
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As a project administrator or WELL team member, you may be wondering how to create WELL compliant documentation, what constitutes a high-quality document and how to communicate this information to other team members. To help you start the process, we’ve compiled everything you need to know on generating and submitting WELL documentation.

Achieving WELL Certification involves two key processes – Documentation Review and Performance Verification – which together evaluate if a project meets the requirements of the WELL Building Standard™.

UPS Recognized as a VERGE Vanguard Award Honoree

UPS one of only five company winners
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ATLANTA, September 17, 2018 /3BL Media/ — GreenBiz Group today named UPS as one of the 2018 “VERGE Vanguard Award honorees,” based on a global search for leaders who are accelerating an equitable transition to a clean power grid, a zero-emissions transportation system and the circular economy.

“We Started As a Hungry Nation” but Trees on Farms Are Now Key

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Interview with Secretary Chhabilendra Roul of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, the powerhouse which coordinates research and education in 98 national institutes, 14 national research centres, including India’s Central Agroforestry Research Institute, and 73 agricultural universities. In 2018 he visited the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) in Nairobi to review ICAR and ICRAF’s collaboration and spoke to Cathy Watson about trees and the shock he got when he was sent to the Punjab from lush biodiverse Odisha.

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Interview with Secretary Chhabilendra Roul of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, the powerhouse which coordinates research and education in 98 national institutes, 14 national research centres, including India’s Central Agroforestry Research Institute, and 73 agricultural universities. In 2018 he visited the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) in Nairobi to review ICAR and ICRAF’s collaboration and spoke to Cathy Watson about trees and the shock he got when he was sent to the Punjab from lush biodiverse Odisha.

Las Vegas Sands Recognized by Dow Jones for Corporate Sustainability Leadership

LVS is the only Integrated Resort Company to receive recognition in the DJSI North America in 2018
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LAS VEGAS, September 14, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS) has once again been recognized by the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for its industry-leading corporate sustainability efforts. Sands is the only Integrated Resort company included on the DJSI North America.

Major Companies Join Forces to Drive Climate Resilience in Supply Chains

New corporate leadership platform will foster private sector support of climate action
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SAN FRANCISCO, September 13, 2018 /3BL Media -- BSR today launched a new corporate leadership platform that will aid companies in the fight against climate change. The Climate-Resilient Value Chains Leaders Platform is being launched as leaders of the Global Climate Action Summit call on corporations to step up their climate efforts.

Starbucks Announces Global Greener Stores Commitment

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Building on a legacy as the world’s largest retail builder of LEED®-certified stores, Starbucks commits to designing, building and operating 10,000 “Greener Stores” globally by 2025

Starbucks teams up with experts including SCS Global Services and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to develop new, open-sourced “Starbucks Greener Stores” framework

Championed by Starbucks partners (employees) who are accredited sustainability experts and advocates, Starbucks Greener Stores will be operated sustainably while helping the company avoid $50 million in utilities expenses over the next 10 years

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Building on a legacy as the world’s largest retail builder of LEED®-certified stores, Starbucks commits to designing, building and operating 10,000 “Greener Stores” globally by 2025

Starbucks teams up with experts including SCS Global Services and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to develop new, open-sourced “Starbucks Greener Stores” framework

Championed by Starbucks partners (employees) who are accredited sustainability experts and advocates, Starbucks Greener Stores will be operated sustainably while helping the company avoid $50 million in utilities expenses over the next 10 years

Stoppenhagen Takes Seat on Board That Helps Plan 'Meeting of the Minds’

Black & Veatch director of smart cities business development chosen for expertise in urban sustainability, innovation
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., September 13, 2018 /3BL Media/ – As an authority on urban sustainability, technology and innovation, Black & Veatch’s Steph Stoppenhagen valued the yearly “Meeting of the Minds” as a preeminent platform for ideas about how cities can do things smarter and better for their citizenry. Now, she’s getting the chance to make a broader imprint on that thought leadership and knowledge-sharing.

Global Climate Action Series: Stepping Up on Workplace Sustainability

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This blog post was guest written by Christian Bigsby, Vice President Workplace Resources, Cisco.

In light of the Global Climate Action Summit taking place this week in San Francisco, where leaders and individuals are coming together to take ambition to the next level on climate change, I wanted to spend some time reiterating Cisco’s commitment to solving climate change and embedding sustainability into our global real estate operations.

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