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Put A Cork In It

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What do cork, coffee cups, lettuce, and excessive travel have in common? They are all areas of personal choice that have an environmental impact, and they are all things we will be discussing with our guest today on Sea Change Radio. Lloyd Alter is a design professor as well as an editor at TreeHugger.com. This week he joins us and expounds on the virtues of cork, a surprisingly sustainable alternative to fossil-fuel-based products for sound-proofing, insulation, home-building, and, of course, bottling wine.

Mission Critical Systems Expert Vali Sorell Joins Glumac, Part of Tetra Tech’s High Performance Buildings Group

Developing next generation data center design concepts for facilities around the world
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Glumac, A Tetra Tech Company, part of Tetra Tech’s High Performance Buildings Group, today announced it has hired data center design veteran Vali Sorell, PE, as its newest Mission Critical Vice President, Mechanical Engineering and Design.

Prior to joining Glumac, Vali spent 12 years with Syska Hennessy Group as Principal and Chief HVAC Engineer for its Critical Facilities Group. Since 2016 he has helmed his own firm, Sorell Engineering, providing high-level consulting to mission critical clients around the world.

VMware Opens Its Discovery Center, Continuing Their Commitment to Innovation, Sustainability and Resilience

VMware opens state-of-the-art facility at Palo Alto campus where customers, partners and VMware employees from all over the world collaborate on innovations that matter
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Since our inception, we’ve strived to operate our business in a responsible and sustainable manner. From our global commitment to green building practices, to the order of magnitude our technology delivers in terms of energy and carbon emission reductions in IT, VMware aims to leave ahead a better future by weaving sustainability into everything we do, including the opening of our new VMware Discovery Center.

PIVOT POINT: Changing Directions in Resilient Flooring with Alternative Chemistry + Biophilic Influence

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December 11, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Pivot Point Red List-free enhanced resilient tile represents a true change in direction for sustainable resilient flooring. This award-winning hard surface holds Living Product Challenge Petal Certification and is manufactured using alternative chemistry. Design and color draw inspiration from fresh, natural materials and biophilic influence.

Scaling the Heights to Ensure Reliability

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Varun Shah goes to great lengths – and heights – to ensure reliability and safety at the wind farm he manages: More than 74 meters above the ground, to be precise, to the very pinnacle of a wind turbine in rural India.

As CLP India Deputy Manager of Operations (Renewable Energy), Varun looks after the 106MW Andhra Lake Wind Farm in Maharashtra. With more than seven years of experience, he is a core member of the team of CLP managers who keep the 874 turbines of our 12 farms across seven states in India performing reliably around-the-clock.

How to Choose Sustainable Materials for Your Windows and Doors

by Pella Corporation
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Building is on the rebound. Almost 10 years after the recession, when nearly all building was halted, builders are back to business and the number of residential construction projects continues to grow.

Builders today have more choices of materials than ever before. Wood, vinyl, and fiberglass are all popular choices. And all provide sustainable benefits to homes, offices, and Mother Earth.

If new windows and doors are in your future, read on to see which material is best for your application.

Early Bird Pricing for Living Future 19

The industry’s leading event in regenerative design at a great price
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Celebrate innovation with the International Living Future Institute at Living Future 2019 in Seattle, Washington, from April 30-May 3. Register before December 14, 11:59 PM PST, and take $150 off your ticket for this year’s conference highlighting Collaboration + Abundance. Prices go up after midnight and will not be this low again.

Driving an Electric Vehicle Is More Affordable Than Ever

SCE’s Clean Fuel Rewards rebates program provides customers with an added incentive to drive green in 2019.
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This article was originally published on the Edison International Energized blog, written by  Julia Roether.

Drivers have more electric vehicle choices than ever. And, the number of choices is growing. At the Los Angeles Auto Show, more than 30 EV models were shown, including a pickup truck and SUVs. On top of more vehicle choices with longer driving ranges, driving an EV is about to become even more affordable.

SCE, Car Manufacturers Share Insights on Future of EVs

Automakers encourage the utility to keep building charging infrastructure and educating the public about EVs at Veloz forum.
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Building infrastructure for charging electric vehicles and educating customers about EVs are two key things electric utilities should be doing to help accelerate the adoption of electric cars in California, according to automakers who joined Southern California Edison President Ron Nichols in a recent panel discussion.

The Decisions We Make Today are Critical to Ensuring a Sustainable World Tomorrow

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The urgency of the climate crisis is a daily reminder that we must take action. Keep in mind that August 1 marked 2018’s Earth Overshoot Day, the day by which humanity has consumed more resources than could be regenerated by our planet in one year.

The need for stronger action

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