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Black & Veatch: Water Utility Leaders Driving Toward Sustainability

Latest Strategic Directions Report examines role of data analytics and true cost of delivery
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OVERLAND PARK, Kansas, June 6, 2017/3BL Media/ – Customer education, infrastructure modernization and the use of data analytics will be key tools to overcoming the water industry’s perennial challenges posed by aging infrastructure.

Tork Impacts Hand Hygiene Compliance in Hospitals

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Research shows that hand hygiene dispenser placements have an impact on Hand Hygiene compliance rates . To help healthcare institutions maximize positive hygiene impact, Tork has created this short video to support hospitals in dispenser placement decisions.

Learn more about Essity: Hygiene Matters

Unreasonable Impact | Bringing Space and its Data Within Reach for People Everywhere, Every Day

by Brittany Lane
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Axelspace is making access to space – and its data – an everyday reality with smaller, more flexible satellites. Until now, high-resolution satellite imagery has been an expensive and low-frequency service, often left to national governments. But now, with the increasingly low costs of microsatellite technology, it’s possible to provide high-frequency coverage of the entire Earth to private companies or research institutions.

Pentair, Urban Organics Open Aquaponics Farm in Old Schmidt Brewery

By Dee DePass | Star Tribune
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Urban Organics worker Lee Scoggins flicked a cup of powder into a large blue pool and watched as 50,000 tiny salmon, each the size of a paper clip, darted toward dinner inside the newly converted old Schmidt Brewery plant in St. Paul.

The 8-week-old fish that will grow into 10-pound beauties over the next year were introduced to an enthusiastic crowd Thursday as part of the grand opening of Urban Organics’ and Pentair’s second indoor fish and produce farm, one of the largest commercial aquaponics facilities in the world.

Innovative Thinking and Technology: The Key to Solving Global Problems

by Brandi DeCarli, Founding Partner of Farm from a Box
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Every aspect of our modern-day lives has been impacted by technology. From cloud and robotics to digital currency and drones, our lives are inextricably tied to the technology that surrounds us. While farming may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of technology, it has played a key role in changing the face of agriculture and our global food system.

#WorldEnvironmentDay: Cox Enterprises' Golden Isles Conservation Center is Giving Tires a Second Life

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Do you ever wonder what happens to old tires? Far too many end up in landfills. Today, Cox is deploying an innovative technology that saves space in landfills, creates new products and supports jobs. Cox subsidiary, Seven Islands Environmental Solutions, recently opened the Golden Isles Conservation Center in Nahunta, Georgia. The facility’s purpose: convert old tires into new, eco-friendly products.

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Tetra Tech is #1 in Water for 14 Years

Using our technical expertise to achieve consistent top rankings from Engineering News-Record
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For the 14th year in a row, Engineering News-Record (ENR) has ranked Tetra Tech #1 in Water in its “Top 500 Design Firms” issue. Tetra Tech also advanced to the #5 spot out of 500 firms in the Design Firm ranking for 2017.

History Colorado Center Showcases Arrow Electronics’ SAM Car

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Colorado-based global technology company Arrow Electronics showcased its Semi-Autonomous Motorcar (SAM Car) project last month at the History Colorado Center in Denver. The Arrow SAM car was displayed near the Fritchle car company exhibit that celebrates the innovative 1914 Fritchle electric car built in Denver.

Green Builder Names Trane 4MXW38 Ductless Indoor High Wall Unit as a Hot 50 Green Product for 2017

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DAVIDSON, N.C., June 6, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Editors at Green Builder magazine selected the Trane® 4MXW38 Ductless Indoor High Wall unit as one of its Hot 50 Green Products for 2017. Trane is a leading global provider of indoor comfort systems and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand.

How the Original Conservationists Conserve Energy

Powered by the engineer and the ecosystem, modern agriculture is pursuing more efficient sustainable farming methods.
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The latest technologies in agriculture are becoming more connected and automated, classic techniques are seeing revival as best practices, and the emergence of software and data science are helping farmers conserve energy.

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