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IWBI and BBI Join Forces to Advance Healthy Buildings in the Netherlands

Press Release

THE HAGUE, April 18, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™) and the Blue Building Institute (BBI) announced a new agreement to accelerate market transformation toward healthy buildings and communities in the Netherlands.

International WELL Building Institute Announces New Global Market Partners to Accelerate Promotion of Buildings That Help People Thrive

New Market Partners Will Support Health and Wellness through Better Buildings on a Global Scale
Press Release

NEW YORK, April 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™) today announced new market partners with several green building councils and other key organizations, marking an important milestone in the shared global mission to transform buildings to actively promote human health and wellness. Each organization is working with IWBI within their respective markets to accelerate the uptake of building practice that helps improve the health and wellness of people everywhere.

International WELL Building Institute Announces New Global Market Partners to Accelerate Promotion of Buildings That Help People Thrive

New Market Partners Will Support Health and Wellness through Better Buildings on a Global Scale
Press Release

NEW YORK, April 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™) today announced new market partners with several green building councils and other key organizations, marking an important milestone in the shared global mission to transform buildings to actively promote human health and wellness. Each organization is working with IWBI within their respective markets to accelerate the uptake of building practice that helps improve the health and wellness of people everywhere.

The New Role of the 21st Century Architect and Designer: Health Professional

by Drs. Stephanie Timm and Whitney Austin Gray
Article

Almost half of all U.S. adults suffer from one or more chronic health condition that has the potential to be prevented through changes in behavior and environment.1

Architects affect health

Harnessing the Power of the Sun for a U.S. Army Facility

Designing and constructing a two megawatt solar photovoltaic array for solar electricity generation at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah
Article

ECN Magazine highlighted the 2 megawatt, 24-acre solar photovoltaic array that is being constructed at the Dugway Proving Ground (DPG) site in Dugway, Utah. This new system will allow DPG’s existing electrical grid to produce 4 million kilowatt-hours of energy per year. Tetra Tech and joint venture partner TriEco are serving as the prime contractor for the design and build of the array.

Creating a Smart, Sustainable City in Kenya

Providing program management, architecture-engineering services, and training to develop a new smart city in Kenya
Article

Tetra Tech is helping Kenya create a 5,000-acre technopolis, supporting the country as it grows into a globally competitive, prosperous nation. The Government of Kenya, through the Konza Technopolis Development Authority (KoTDA) selected Tetra Tech as the Master Delivery Partner 2 (MDP2) for the Konza Technopolis project. Tetra Tech is providing program management, architecture-engineering services, and capacity building to support KoTDA with the implementation of Phase I.

Mohawk’s Glasgow Showroom Awarded Prestigious LEED® Gold Certification

Press Release

GLASGOW, Va., March 30, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- Mohawk Industries announced today that it has been awarded LEED® Gold certification for its renovated showroom at the Glasgow, Va. commercial carpet tile manufacturing facility. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the most widely used green building rating system in the world. Available for virtually all building, community and home project types, the rating system provides a framework to create healthy, highly efficient and cost-saving green buildings.

IWBI WELL Tip: Navigating Preconditions for the Light Concept

by Tori Shepherd
Article

Have you ever approached a WELL precondition and wondered where to begin? Not to fret - we’ve launched a Navigating preconditions series to help project teams get started incorporating a number of preconditions from different WELL concepts into their project’s design and policies.

What are the building blocks of the Light Concept? 

Are We Going in the Right Direction: How Can You Tell?

Using holistic management with a One Water approach provides a simple means for moving toward community goals
Blog

Trevor Clements, Tetra Tech’s Mid Atlantic regional manager for Integrated Water Management, discusses how using holistic management principles and practices within a One Water approach can help communities integrate their water management with other community objectives and obtain greater public support by demonstrating how decisions benefit the community’s economy, quality of life, and environment. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.

UPS London Switches on Smart Grid to Super-Charge Electric Delivery Fleet

Cutting Edge Deployment of Advanced Technology Vehicle & Charging Signals Shift Away from Reliance on Combustion Engine
Press Release

LONDON, March 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ - A UPS (NYSE:UPS) led consortium has deployed a radical new charging technology in London that overcomes the challenge of simultaneously recharging an entire fleet of electric vehicles (EVs) without the need for the expensive upgrade to the power supply grid.

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