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The Value of Smart City Initiatives Offer New Twist on Old Question of Affordability

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Black & Veatch’s 2017 Strategic Directions: Smart City/Smart Utility Report reinforces lessons learned in the past year—although governments and municipalities believe strongly in the smart city model, they continue to struggle to fund these efforts.

Trane and GWCCA Unveil Convention Center Upgrades Expected to Reduce Energy Use by More Than a Third

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Atlanta, March 2, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Leaders from Trane, a leading global provider of indoor comfort solutions and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, and the Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) unveiled upgrades to the Atlanta convention center this week which are expected to cut energy costs and reduce the centers carbon footprint by 39 percent annually, saving more than $2.5 million in the first year alone.

Data and Planning Drive the Growth of Smart Cities and Utilities

Black & Veatch 2017 Strategic Directions: Smart City/Smart Utility Report
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The Black & Veatch 2017 Strategic Directions: Smart City/Smart Utility Report investigates the progress made by communities and utilities as they continue their evolution toward smarter infrastructure.

Business Leaders World-Wide Agree that Disruptive Technologies Can Drive Corporate Sustainability Efforts

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OSLO, Norway, January 24, 2017/3BL Media/ - Disruptive technologies and digital infrastructure have the potential to solve some of the world’s most pressing risks and to transform industries. These include safeguarding the planet's soil and water, and improving inequality and education.

Black & Veatch: Rise of Data Propels Growing Adoption of Smart City Solutions

Strategic Directions Report reflects increasing engagement tied to smart city, smart utility efforts
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OVERLAND PARK, Kansas, January 24, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Cities and utilities are increasingly relying on data analytics tools to advance their smart systems, even as municipal leaders grapple with how to pay for these upgrades. Fulfilling the smart city promise will require integrating communication technology and increasing stakeholder engagement.

Illuminating Ideas To Save Energy in Honda Manufacturing Facilities

LED lighting is providing many benefits for Honda manufacturing facilities
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In Honda’s latest environmental vision, Honda Motor Co. President and CEO Takahiro Hachigo announced that the world’s largest engine manufacturer intends to cut its total company CO2 emissions by 50 percent by the year 2050.

And since electric usage accounts for 70 percent of the CO2 emissions produced by Honda’s North American manufacturing facilities, it stands to reason that cutting electric usage is central to the company advancing toward its goals.

Green Builder Magazine's Fall 2016 Special Issue Is Available Online

The 7th Edition of the Homeowner's Handbook
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Our 7th Edition of the the go-to-green guide for homeowners celebrates solar innovation and new products, and brings you the in-depth information your clients need to know about sustainable construction.

Here's a sample of what's inside:

The Super Solar House. We developed this hot-off-the-press infographic to demonstrate both new and emerging solar technologies coming to your neighborhood.

See our current issue.

City of Birmingham Joins Trane in Launching Energy Saving Upgrades at Sustainability Commitment Signing Ceremony

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Birmingham, Ala., Oct. 14, 2016 /3BL Media/ – In partnership with Trane, the city of Birmingham, Alabama, formalized its commitment to sustainability and launched energy saving upgrades to 125 city buildings at an Oct. 5 event at Titusville Public Library. Trane is a leading global provider of indoor comfort solutions and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand.

Slated for completion in 2018, the $61.3 million project is expected to cut annual energy and operational costs by more than 30 percent, saving more than $100 million over the next two decades.  

New Homeowner's Guide: Energy Smart, Healthy Home

This invaluable free Ebook for homeowners and builders is brought to you by NV Energy
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Homeowners no longer need to worry that they don't understand what a green home is with this easy-to-navigate green building and renovation guide. It features tips, technology, products, and professional advice for both current and would-be homeowners. 
 
Special sections include detailed drawings and product information on: 
  • exteriors
  • roofing
  • structure
  • insulation
  • air quality
  • windows
  • heating and cooling
  • appliances
  • faucets and fixtures
  • finishes
  • cabinets and tops

Top Five Questions to Ask Your IT Outsourcer

by Tim Porzio, Vice President, Operations & Infrastructure, Information Systems & Technology, Sodexo North America
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Companies today are utilizing an ever increasing array of outsourced IT services. When considering outsourced IT services it’s imperative to enter into the vendor selection process well prepared.  It is critical to fully define your requirements before you sit down to evaluate an outsourcing company. Hint: Start with your desired end result in mind.  Ask yourself, “What does an exceptional experience and partnership look like to me?” These five questions will get you started on your away to evaluating the right arrangement for your business.

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