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Ingersoll Rand to Speak at Launch Event for Annual BCSE Sustainable Energy in America Factbook

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New York, Feb. 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Nanette Lockwood, global director, policy and advocacy, Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability at Ingersoll Rand, a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, will join other energy efficiency industry leaders at a national briefing on the 2017 edition of the Sustainable Energy in America Factbook. The event is scheduled for Feb.16 in New York.

New Exhibition at Marina Bay Sands ArtScience Museum Uses Augmented Reality to Raise Awareness of Rainforest Conservation Issues

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Into the Wild: An Immersive Virtual Adventure, is the latest permanent development at Marina Bay Sands’ ArtScience Museum in Singapore. The virtual reality adventure transforms nearly 11,000 square feet into a virtual rainforest, which can be explored using one’s smartphone device. The exhibition is made by ArtScience Museum, Google, Lenovo, and World Wildlife Foundation (WWF), in association with Panasonic and Qualcomm, working with the creative talents of MediaMonks and Singaporean artist, Brian Gothong Tan.

Arrow Electronics’ Employees Volunteer with Denver-area Nonprofit Farm

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Members of Arrow Electronics’ “Young Professionals” group recently volunteered with The GrowHaus, a Denver-area nonprofit indoor farm, community marketplace and educational center.

The 25 Arrow volunteers helped to pack food bags that would be donated to local families in need, and they also washed, chopped and boxed pallets of lettuce, mushrooms, seasonal produce and eggs for distribution to local markets and stores.

AkzoNobel Reduces CO2 Emissions by 100,000 Tons Thanks to New Bio-steam Facility

Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs Henk Kamp commissions new bio-steam supply from energy company Eneco to AkzoNobel
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  • AkzoNobel, Eneco and Groningen Seaports have jointly invested around €40 million in the project
  • The converted plant delivers twice as much sustainable energy for the same amount of biomass
  • An additional 10 percent of AkzoNobel’s energy consumption in the Netherlands now comes fromrenewable sources, resulting in a reduction of 100,000 tons of CO2 per year, equivalent toapproximately one billion car kilometres or 12,500 households
  • An important investment in terms of making the chemical industry in the north-east of theNetherlands more future-proof 
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  • AkzoNobel, Eneco and Groningen Seaports have jointly invested around €40 million in the project
  • The converted plant delivers twice as much sustainable energy for the same amount of biomass
  • An additional 10 percent of AkzoNobel’s energy consumption in the Netherlands now comes fromrenewable sources, resulting in a reduction of 100,000 tons of CO2 per year, equivalent toapproximately one billion car kilometres or 12,500 households
  • An important investment in terms of making the chemical industry in the north-east of theNetherlands more future-proof 

Apply Now to Develop the GRI Standard on Water

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Does your organization use the GRI Standards to report on its water use and impacts? Do you have transparency requirements that you would like the GRI Standards to address? Help GRI’s Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB) develop and update the GRI 303: Water Standard so that it is even more effective for your needs!

Sands Expo Convention Center and The Venetian Congress Center LEED Certification Helps Nevada Earn Ranking on ‘Top 10 States for LEED’ List

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The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced their annual Top 10 States for Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) list. The annual ranking highlights states throughout the United States that made significant strides in sustainable building design, construction and transformation over the past year. Nevada made the 2016 list with a total of 6,397,602 LEED-certified gross square footage.

The Impact that Cannot Be Measured

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It’s that time of year.  Time when companies and organizations take stock of their results in the past year.  Much of the assessment is financial, with tax filing season right around the corner.  Much of it is strategy based, so companies can assess what did and did not work.  For one organization, Sealed Air’s Soap For Hope™, their results can be counted in numbers.  However, the numbers they are counting are lives changed.  

Daimler is Reducing the Burden on Cities

Daimler is a market leader in carsharing with its car2go brand. In this interview, Thomas Beermann, Managing Director of car2go Europe, explains the company’s future plans.
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car2go is making a tangible contribution to reducing traffic and esmiisons in city centres. But there are still issues with the availability of parking spaces.

Kirstie McIntyre on HP’s Full Lifecyle Responsibility

by Kirstie McIntyre, Global Director, HP Sustainability
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Kirstie McIntyre is global director for HP Inc.‘s sustainability operations and co-leads HP’s circular economy programs, working for a number of years on the development of end-of-life programs for various companies in the technology sector. In this case study she shares with us the approach that has set HP apart as an industry leader when it comes to the circular economy.

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Kirstie McIntyre is global director for HP Inc.‘s sustainability operations and co-leads HP’s circular economy programs, working for a number of years on the development of end-of-life programs for various companies in the technology sector. In this case study she shares with us the approach that has set HP apart as an industry leader when it comes to the circular economy.

The Emergence of Natural Capital Consciousness

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Margie Flynn and Mark Miller from Brown Flynn talk about the importance of natural capital in a piece for GreenBiz. The authors use TD Bank Group's natural capital work as an example of how companies can use it to assess the impact of their environmental work—hoping to encourage businesses to embed natural capital valuation into their business decisions.

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