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Environment Check for New E-Class

After assessing the vehicle’s environmental compatibility, inspectors of TÜV SÜD certified the car according to the ISO 14062 environmental standard.
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If you want to find out how environmentally compatible a vehicle is, you have to look at more than just the fuel consumption and emission figures. To obtain a full overview, it’s vital to take the vehicle’s entire life cycle into account — from the extraction of the raw materials it contains to the car’s production, its many years of use, and its eventual recycling/disposal as an end-of-life vehicle. A Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) enables all of these factors to be systematically determined down to the last detail.

Mercedes-Benz at the 7th Silvretta eRallye

With a total of nine electric vehicles, Mercedes-Benz in 2016 took part for the seventh time in the Silvretta Rallye. In the end, the Mercedes-Benz B 250 e finished second out of the 26 electric vehicles that had lined up at the start.
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In early July, the Silvretta high Alpine Road in Montafon, Austria, was transformed for three days into a showplace for emission-free electric automobiles and classic cars. With nine vehicles among the 26 electric cars, Mercedes-Benz entered the largest fleet, which included a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive, a GLC 350 e 4MATIC, two Mercedes-Benz E 350 e and three Mercedes-Benz B 250 e.

Restaurant Corridor at The Park Earns LEED® Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council

The restaurant corridor, including Beerhaus, Sake Rok, Bruxie and California Pizza Kitchen, has been rated LEED® Gold for energy, water and waste reduction, as well as other environmentally sustainable features
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LAS VEGAS, July 25, 2016 /3BL Media/ – The U.S. Green Building Council has awarded LEED® Gold certification (Core & Shell) to the restaurant corridor at The Park, MGM Resorts International’s newly-opened outdoor dining and entertainment district.

Improvements in Faucet Technology Make Up for Water-Wasting Behavior

A faucet can only conserve so much water. But careful monitoring of human behavior has given companies like Delta key insights into how to reduce the amount of water wasted in both the kitchen and bath.
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Faucet makers sometimes have a tough time coming up with a new sustainability story. In recent years, faucet flow has shrunk to what many believed might be as low as it could go. But the combination of some good R&D, and borrowing technology from commercial applications, has tightened the water use belt once again.

Smart, Solar, and Tiny

Green Builder Media has partnered with specialty modular builder Shelter Dynamics to take the beautiful, smart + solar, net-zero, and resilient Arc House on tour this summer. We warmly invite you to join us as we redefine next-generation living!
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Last month, Green Builder Media announced our partnership with Shelter Dynamics to take the specialty modular builder’s iconic Arc House, a prototype factory-built 432 square foot residence, on tour.

We’re happy to report that we had a terrific showing at PCBC in San Francisco.  With loads of attention and nonstop traffic, the Arc House was a featured attraction at the show. 

Top Names Unite to Drive Forward LNG as a Marine Fuel

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LONDON, July 15, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Carnival Corporation & plc, DNV·GL, ENGIE, ENN, GE, GTT, Lloyd’s Register, Mitsubishi Corporation, NYK Line, Port of Rotterdam, Qatargas, Shell, Tote, Inc. and Wartsila have announced a new cross-industry initiative called SEA\LNG, to accelerate the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel.

Electric Flight Takes Off

An electrically-powered aerobatic aircraft manufactured by Extra Aircraft has successfully undergone its maiden flight. Its record-setting motor was developed by Siemens.
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by Ulrich Kreutzer

An electric aircraft motor unveiled by Siemens in 2015 is a true powerhouse. Weighing only 50 kilograms, it generates 260 kilowatts of power, resulting in an unprecedented power-to-weight ratio. And that’s not the only reason it will make aviation history. Siemens experts also installed the motor and its entire power train into a two-seater aircraft, the Extra 330LE.

Electric Utilities Must Prepare for New Roles in the Smart City Transformation

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Electric utilities are facing a need and opportunity to transform their business due to the bidirectional nature of distributed generation and energy storage. This is just one of several fundamental changes that the smart cities movement is driving to reshape how fundamental services are delivered and managed.

VIDEO: Electric Utilities Preparing for New Roles in Smart City Evolution

Cities Introduce Smart Programs in Divergent Manners

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Cities across the globe have followed multiple tracks in their quest to become “smart.” It isn’t a question of right or wrong. However, two key themes are emerging in their approach – either start with a pilot project that produces quick results, or undertake a comprehensive master plan that strategically lays out the coming years and decades.

VIDEO: The Quest to Become Smart Cities Follows Many Tracks

Digital Innovation at Daimler | 'Industrie' 4.0

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The automotive industry is facing fundamental changes. Digitalization is the main force driving this transformation. The connection of the physical and digital worlds is frequently described with the buzz word "Industrie 4.0" or as the fourth industrial revolution. But what exactly is meant by this? How does Daimler understand this process?

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