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Haworth Kerry Center Organic Office and Showroom Is the First WELL Certified Pilot Project in China

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We’re proud to announce that the Haworth Kerry Center Organic Office and Showroom, a 12,917 square-foot showroom, is the first WELL Certified pilot project in China. An example of wellness, sustainability, creative thinking and beautiful design, the showroom reflects Haworth’s vision for its employees and its clients. The showroom is designed to accommodate different work styles, events and workshops while providing a sense of sophistication, style and warmth.

During Renovations, the Venetian and the Palazzo Use Sustainable Wall System

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During the renovation at The Palazzo casino and other parts of the property, the properties Sustainability team learned of an innovative product called Envy Walls, a temporary wall that is made of 100% recyclable and reusable materials. The manufacturing company states that every 700 square feet of Envy Wall reduces one ton of landfill debris compared to conventional framing, metal studs, and dry wall. 

Hassalo on Eighth | A LEED Platinum EcoDistrict Development in Oregon

Providing mechanical, electrical, and plumbing design; energy analysis; and lighting design for a LEED Platinum EcoDistrict development in Oregon
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In the midst of a population boom, Portland is in need of more residential space. With the city’s current infrastructure not able to keep up with that need, new private developments have to accommodate a growing population without damaging the surrounding environment. Hassalo on Eighth was conceived as an EcoDistrict—a series of buildings that share sustainable energy, water, and waste infrastructure—to ease the city’s housing squeeze, revitalize a neighborhood in need of development, and allow its tenants to reduce their carbon footprint by nearly a third.

Whirlpool Corporation in Ottawa Going Wind Power

By Joseph Sharpe
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Whirlpool Corporation is continuing their efforts to think green when it comes to powering their manufacturing plants.

It's hard to miss, but there's a new 25 story wind turbine just down the road from the Ottawa Whirlpool Plant. This is the third Whirlpool operation in Ohio to use wind energy to partially power the plant. 

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Vision for Healthy Communities Built Through Industry Partnership

by Rose Winer
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The International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI) has pioneered the field of human health certification for indoor spaces, and we recognize it is essential that our broader environments also contribute to and support these same standards of well-being. That’s why this September we released the WELL Community Standard™, a new standard for the certification of healthy communities that aims to elevate human wellness to the forefront of community building and design practices, and deliver cutting-edge health interventions at the district scale.

IWBI, USGBC & GIGA Announce Collaboration to Integrate with Material Databases to Help Project Teams and Product Manufacturers

LEED Online, Arc, and WELL Online will tap into GIGA’s ORIGIN data hub
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NEW YORK, December 4, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- The International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™), the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), and GIGA have announced a strategic collaboration to usher in a new era of materials focus, enabling and supporting the further development of performance-driven, healthy, green buildings.

Natural Gas Poised to Unlock Latin America Power Prospects

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Latin America’s rising demand for natural gas presents broad opportunities across the industry. While these opportunities may be most acutely present in Mexico — where a steadily growing economy is catalyzing soaring natural gas imports from the United States — conditions across the region reflect positive trends for U.S. producers and midstream players. Emerging markets are eager to tap U.S. supplies and seize on natural gas’s potential as a low cost, reliable and cleaner power generation source.

An Interview With MetLife’s Josh Wiener on Sustainability

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Josh Wiener is MetLife’s Assistant Vice President, Global Sustainability & Facilities Management, as well as the company’s environmental sustainability subject matter expert. He is tasked with leading the development and implementation of MetLife’s sustainability strategies, associated programs, and goals.

Sloan® Commits to Carbon Neutral Commercial Restroom Products

Reducing Carbon Footprint Furthers Sloan’s Pledge to Sustainability and Transparency
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November 20, 2017 /3BL Media/  -  Sloan, the world’s leading manufacturer of commercial plumbing systems, has issued a series of carbon-free products in an effort to reduce the impacts its products have on the environment.

Whirlpool Corporation Announces Plans for Wind Turbines at Greenville Manufacturing Facility

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BENTON HARBOR, Mich., Nov. 15, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Whirlpool Corporation today announced plans for three wind turbines to power its manufacturing facility in Greenville, Ohio and further build on the company's 46-year commitment to sustainable manufacturing.

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