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Wilshire Grand Tower: Sustainable Design for the Tallest Building in the Western United States

Performing mechanical, electrical, plumbing design, and energy analysis for the tallest building west of the Mississippi River
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Tetra Tech helped create a sustainable design for the 73-story, LEED Gold-certified Wilshire Grand, the tallest building in the western United States.

Glumac, A Tetra Tech Company, Supports Four Engineering News-Record Award-winning Projects

Providing sustainable solutions to design more energy efficient projects in California
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Glumac, A Tetra Tech Company, provided sustainable design and commissioning services to support four projects that recently won Engineering News-Record (ENR) California awards.

HP Works to Reduce the Environmental Impact of Its Worldwide Operations

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In early 2018, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced that independent analyses conducted by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) show that 2017 was the second warmest year on record globally.
That warming trend has continued, as the latest research by NOAA predicts that 2018 is on pace to be the fourth hottest year on record – with only 2015, 2016, and 2017 being warmer.

Green Building Certifications at All Time High in Nation’s Largest Metros

Chicago Repeats, Widens Lead, As Nation’s Greenest City
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LOS ANGELES, August 24, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The nation’s largest cities are getting even greener, according to the fifth annual U.S.

Brand Renovations: A Tree Grows in Manhattan

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Creating a new image for established brands can feel downright impossible at times, particularly if that brand is Mohawk Group. With almost 150 years at the forefront of the flooring industry, Mohawk enlisted global architecture and design firm Gensler to use the opportunity to push the brand’s image beyond common conceptions in the design of their 8,500-square-foot New York City flagship showroom.

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Mohawk Builds on Commitment to Sustainability with New Living Products at NeoCon

by Anna Gibertini
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The majority of designers and manufacturers recognize the need to incorporate sustainable practices into the way they do business, and many do a commendable job. But there are those who go above and beyond to embrace the strictest policies and accreditations because they know it is difficult but vital work.

New Sustainability Report Highlights Ecolab’s Role as a Global Catalyst for Corporate Responsibility

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June 21, 2018 /3BL Media/ - In its new annual corporate sustainability report, Catalyst for a Better World, Ecolab Inc. (ECL) highlights how it helps customers reduce water and energy use, ensure clean hospitals, hotels and restaurants, and safely produce the world’s food and energy.
 

FCA US Mopar Parts Distribution Center Honored With Prestigious LEED Gold Environmental Award

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  • Romulus, Michigan, facility recently recognized for excellence in green building standards
  • Romulus PDC is just fourth FCA US facility to receive Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold status
  • 500,000-square-foot PDC achieved LEED Gold certification after meeting strict standards in five key areas: site planning, water management, energy, material use and indoor environmental quality
  • Energy savings in electricity and natural gas at PDC equivalent to combined energy used to power nearly 500 residential homes per year
  • Water usage reduced by 72 percent compared to similar PDCs, resulting in savings of more than a million gallons of water — equivalent to usage of nearly 100 residential homes per year
  • Award highlights FCA US commitment to building green, environmentally-friendly facilities
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  • Romulus, Michigan, facility recently recognized for excellence in green building standards
  • Romulus PDC is just fourth FCA US facility to receive Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold status
  • 500,000-square-foot PDC achieved LEED Gold certification after meeting strict standards in five key areas: site planning, water management, energy, material use and indoor environmental quality
  • Energy savings in electricity and natural gas at PDC equivalent to combined energy used to power nearly 500 residential homes per year
  • Water usage reduced by 72 percent compared to similar PDCs, resulting in savings of more than a million gallons of water — equivalent to usage of nearly 100 residential homes per year
  • Award highlights FCA US commitment to building green, environmentally-friendly facilities

IWBI Launches WELL v2™

New version of the WELL Building Standard™ customizable, accessible and more affordable to drive healthier future for all
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NEW YORK, June 7, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- Launched worldwide and celebrated with fanfare in New York, Beijing, London and Sydney, the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) unveiled the WELL v2 pilot, the next version of its pioneering WELL Building Standard, the first rating system to focus exclusively on the impacts of buildings on human health and wellness.

WELL Story: Comfort at the Allsteel Los Angeles Showroom

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Global furniture brand Allsteel recently became the first retail showroom to achieve WELL Certification at the Gold level. We caught up with Dr. Lauren Gant, PhD, CPE, WELL AP, Human Factors and Ergonomics Manager at HNI and Courtney Moline, WELL AP, LEED AP ID+C, Sustainability Manager at Allsteel, to explore how they addressed WELL’s Comfort concept for their project and beyond. 

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