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Regenerative Retrofit: California's First Living Building.

New book from industry leader in green building performance explores building reuse, water and energy independence, biophilic design, and a carbon-free future.
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New book from industry leader in green building performance explores building reuse, water and energy independence, biophilic design, and a carbon-free future. 

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New book from industry leader in green building performance explores building reuse, water and energy independence, biophilic design, and a carbon-free future. 

Saving People and Mangroves on Sierra Leone's Coast

Combating the effects of environmental changes on Sierra’s Leone’s coastal communities through mangrove preservation
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Tetra Tech’s David Goodman discusses how the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded West Africa Biodiversity and Climate Change (WA BiCC) program aims to save both people and mangroves in the coastal landscape of Sierra Leone.

This post originally ran on ClimateLinks.

BPC - a Black & Veatch and PCL Construction Joint Venture - To Help Alberta Transition to a Lower-carbon Energy Future

Joint venture selected as EPC provider for construction of 900-MW gas-fired Cascade Power Plant in support of province’s decarbonization goals
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. September 21, 2020 /3BL Media/ – BPC, a joint venture between Black & Veatch and PCL Industrial Management, has been selected to construct a 900-megawatt (MW), low-carbon natural gas combined cycle generating facility in Alberta under an EPC contract with Alberta-based developer Kineticor Resource Corp. BPC, which has a proven track record of delivering critical engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) projects, will help the Canadian province pursue decarbonization by transitioning away from coal-fired power.

Aligning to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

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This year marks the start of the Decade of Action to deliver the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. It is a critical period to accelerate responses to the world’s greatest challenges – from ensuring food security to reversing climate change.

Testing Theory: Uncovering What Makes Community Forestry Work

Packaging lessons learned from USAID ProLand’s work on community-based forestry enterprises
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Tetra Tech’s Mark Donahue and Ian Deshmukh summarize the lessons learned from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Productive Landscape (ProLand) projects work with community-based forestry enterprises (CBFE).

This post originally ran on ClimateLinks.

Emerald Closes USD 100M Water Innovation Impact Fund With Temasek, SKion Water, Ecolab and Microsoft

Fund will invest in early- to expansion-stage companies to drive innovation and adoption in the water space
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September 10, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Emerald Technology Ventures is pleased to announce the closing of its water impact fund, with committed capital totalling USD 100 million from cornerstone investor Temasek and strategic investors SKion Water, Ecolab and Microsoft. The fund will invest in early- to expansion-stage companies globally to drive critical innovation and its adoption in the water space.

Pandemic E-commerce Surge Spurs Race for 'Tesla-like' Electric Delivery Vans

Nick Carey @ Reuters
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Delivery fleet operators face regulatory pressure in California and other states to buy electric vehicles, but a surge in package deliveries thanks to coronavirus lockdowns has major firms itching to switch to electric right now.

And they want far more than just battery-powered versions of diesel- or gas-guzzling trucks and vans.

Black & Veatch eBook Addresses the Rural Digital Divide, Provides Co-ops a Path to Fiber Deployment Success

New eBook outlines eight actions to help rural electric co-ops lead fiber broadband deployments in their communities
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., September 10, 2020, /3BL Media/ – Driven by the challenging business model facing service providers, the rural digital divide remains a major challenge across much of the United States. For many Americans, advanced communication networks and digital connectivity have provided unlimited opportunity when it comes to engaging with technology and data. This point is made even more apparent during COVID-19, which is driving entire communities to learn, work and play online.

Advancing Prosperous Forests in Peru

Considering the key role of Peru’s natural capital and resources in environmental, social, and cultural well-being
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Through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Securing a Sustainable, Profitable, and Inclusive Forest Sector in Peru (Pro-Bosques) Activity, Tetra Tech is helping boost Peru’s natural resources and forest sector through sustainable forest management to improve its legality, competitiveness, and inclusion.

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