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Black & Veatch-Designed Microgrid Actively Powering Shell Technology Center in Houston

Innovative microgrid platform a step toward next-gen clean energy technologies
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., January 16, 2019 /3BL Media/ – A Black & Veatch-designed microgrid at Shell’s Technology Center in Houston, Texas, is actively powering part of the campus while serving as a critical research tool for Shell International Exploration & Production Company, Inc.’s work to explore the next generation of clean power and distributed energy technologies.

How to Achieve Grade A in your Risk Management with the Energy & Sustainability Risk Assessment

Schneider Electric does not only help clients to identify sustainability opportunities, but also asses risks that companies may face and help them be more resilient
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According to findings from the International Energy Agency’s World Energy Outlook, energy consumption is expected to increase by 50% between 2005 and 2030. In order to ensure decarbonization goals are met in response to the climate crisis, the world energy markets are facing an inevitable transformation today.

Global Energy Outlook: Weather Update

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Schneider Electric's Brian Burgin, Risk Manager within Energy & Sustainability Services, shares his expertise on weather and its effect on global energy markets. Burgin shares 4 recommendations to build weather-responsive resilience in your energy strategy.

Visit hub.resourceadvisor.com/global-energy-outlook-2019 for more trends.

Ecocentricity Blog: Challenge Accepted

By: John A. Lanier
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Recently, one particular gauntlet was thrown down by an unlikely challenger, and it was a weighty one at that. About a month ago, Xcel Energy became the first major utility in the United States to commit to providing 100% carbon-free energy to its customers by 2050.

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Recently, one particular gauntlet was thrown down by an unlikely challenger, and it was a weighty one at that. About a month ago, Xcel Energy became the first major utility in the United States to commit to providing 100% carbon-free energy to its customers by 2050.

Shane Gerkin, Project Engineer: How His Passions Shaped His Career

Pushing the envelope of how buildings perform and positively affect occupants
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Shane Gerkin is a project engineer with Glumac, A Tetra Tech Company, based in Irvine, California. As part of Tetra Tech’s High Performance Buildings Group, he specializes in sustainable design projects for state and local municipalities, and commercial clients. Shane has a degree in mechanical engineering from Iowa State University. We talked with Shane as part of our #TtInspires campaign celebrating the passion of Tetra Tech employees. Follow #TtInspires on social media for more stories.

Tetra Tech Offers Wildfire Awareness Training Australia-wide

Providing accredited training courses for wildfire awareness and safety to support resilience in Australia for people working in bushfire prone environments
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Tetra Tech is providing volunteers, employees, and contractors across Australia—who may be exposed to bushfire risks in their duties or activities—with formal training on how to maintain awareness of and respond safely to bushfires to support resilience.

Ecolab Investing in Renewable Power Project With Clearway Energy Group

Agreement will enable Ecolab to offset 100 percent of its electricity demand in North America and achieve a 25 percent reduction in global greenhouse gas emissions
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ST. PAUL, Minn., December 18, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources, has signed an agreement to support Clearway Energy Group’s 419-megawatt (MW) wind farm, Mesquite Star, in Fisher County, Texas. Construction of the Mesquite Star wind farm is scheduled to begin in the first half of 2019.

Mission Critical Systems Expert Vali Sorell Joins Glumac, Part of Tetra Tech’s High Performance Buildings Group

Developing next generation data center design concepts for facilities around the world
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Glumac, A Tetra Tech Company, part of Tetra Tech’s High Performance Buildings Group, today announced it has hired data center design veteran Vali Sorell, PE, as its newest Mission Critical Vice President, Mechanical Engineering and Design.

Prior to joining Glumac, Vali spent 12 years with Syska Hennessy Group as Principal and Chief HVAC Engineer for its Critical Facilities Group. Since 2016 he has helmed his own firm, Sorell Engineering, providing high-level consulting to mission critical clients around the world.

What’s the Risk? It’s Time to Find Out.

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Resilience is an organization’s ability to adapt to risks and threats that challenge its viability. It’s also an imperative in the face of an increasingly broad and unpredictable risk landscape. This is especially true when it comes to energy and sustainability.

Investors and customers alike recognize the effects of climate change, and other factors that increase volatility and vulnerability. And the pressure these groups are applying to address these concerns and drive change can no longer be ignored.

How to Choose Sustainable Materials for Your Windows and Doors

by Pella Corporation
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Building is on the rebound. Almost 10 years after the recession, when nearly all building was halted, builders are back to business and the number of residential construction projects continues to grow.

Builders today have more choices of materials than ever before. Wood, vinyl, and fiberglass are all popular choices. And all provide sustainable benefits to homes, offices, and Mother Earth.

If new windows and doors are in your future, read on to see which material is best for your application.

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