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Announcing the Las Vegas Sands 2017 Corporate Social Responsibility Overview

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Las Vegas Sands is strongly committed to being a good corporate citizen and creating a positive impact on its guests, partners, stakeholders, and within the communities it operates worldwide. By focusing on enriching its Team Members and company culture, making communities a better place to live, and preserving and protecting the planet, the company upholds its responsibilities as a business while continuing to create extraordinary experiences amongst its Integrated Resorts.

A Mohawk in the New York Fashion District

by Michael Leonard
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A new face has arrived at the heart of New York's Fashion District. Mohawk Group, a producer and distributor of quality commercial flooring, opened a flagship location that evokes the company’s stylish and innovative floor coverings. It's a testament to their commitment to sustainable design.

Paying tribute to the iconic location, Mohawk Group worked with Gensler to craft a showroom of clean lines, biophilic design, and plenty of natural lighting that illuminates the comfortable aesthetics.

When Temperatures Rise—The Challenges of Hot Landfills

Sharing lessons learned to prevent, detect, and manage hot landfill facilities
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James Walker, PE, is a senior client manager with Cornerstone, A Tetra Tech Company. He earned his degree in Civil Engineering and has 30 years of experience with Subtitle D landfill design and construction projects across the United States. Here he discusses challenges solid waste managers may encounter related to hot landfills as well as prevention and management tactics. This blog post originally appeared on CornerPost. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.

South Africa: A New Model for Transformational USAID/Water Office Support?

Helping water service providers in Cape Town, South Africa, address water scarcity issues as their reservoirs dip closer to a critically low threshold
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Jeremy Gorelick, senior infrastructure finance advisor for the Tetra Tech-implemented U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Finance (WASH-FIN) project, discusses the reality of decreasing water levels in Cape Town, South Africa, and the opportunity WASH-FIN has to set an example for how to best prepare for water scarcity challenges in a rapidly changing world. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.

Expert Interview with James Costello, Marine Structures Expert

Designing lasting, sustainable marine structures and managing risk through resilient design
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James Costello has more than 30 years of experience in structural and marine design. A registered professional engineer, Mr. Costello’s expertise includes the design and retrofit of buildings, locks, dams, bridges, tunnels, and marine structures and extensive design work for floating and float-in structures. Structure types also include in-the-wet hydraulic steel and concrete structures such as floating lock guide walls, dams, and gates. James has completed a significant amount of work on high-profile projects for the U.S.

Beat the Heat: Summer Energy-Saving Tips

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by Dorothy Parnell

Believe it or not, summer is right around the corner. Aside from hitting the beach and soaking up the sun, it’s also time to start preparing your facility for the summer heat. We often think about outfitting our facilities for colder months, but it’s just as important to consider compressor maintenance before the summer heat sets in. With hotter and more humid weather, compressor loads can easily reach peak levels and cause energy consumption to rise. 

Optimizing Piping Configurations for Energy Efficiency

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by Dorothy Parnell

What’s one of the smartest ways a manufacturing facility can save on energy costs over the long term? If you’re thinking along the lines of compressed air efficiency then you’re correct. The single biggest cost associated with producing compressed air is the energy required to power the compressor. To save money in the long run, it’s good practice to maximize compressed air energy efficiency. 

Tips for maximizing compressed air efficiency through piping configurations

A Better Approach to Sustainability Is a Better Approach to Business

by George Bandy, Vice President of Sustainability, Mohawk Industries
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Is sustainability really good for business? We at Mohawk have proven the answer is unequivocally yes. We have seen firsthand that being a leader in the flooring industry and being able to leave a handprint — or net positive impact — are not mutually exclusive.

Mohawk’s Commitment to Sustainability: Circular Economy

Why waste it when we can use it? The world’s leading flooring company views waste as an opportunity to create beautiful floor coverings.
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Mohawk believes in leaving a bigger handprint than a footprint. One of the ways we stand by this guiding tenet is through contributing to a circular economy and involving our customers from start to finish. Within our product manufacturing processes, we use post-consumer materials as our raw materials, which are then transformed into beautiful flooring products. Additionally, through our carpet recycling program, ReCover, Mohawk retrieves and donates old carpeting to nonprofit organizations, diverting flooring from the landfill.

Tetra Tech Wins Léonard Award at “Grands Prix du génie-conseil” in Quebec

Receiving recognition for our environmental mitigation and rehabilitation work in Port Jervis
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The “Association des firmes de génie-conseil-Québec”(AFG-Québec, Association of Consulting Engineering Firms-Quebec) held the 16th annual “Grands Prix du génie-conseil” event honoring Quebec’s consulting and engineering experts and the industry’s best projects. Tetra Tech was nominated in 4 out of 11 categories, including Industry, Urban Infrastructures, Environment, and Consulting Engineering Mentor of the Year.

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