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Global Launch of New Climate-Based Water Resilience Criteria

Boost for green bond investment in water infrastructure, sustainable ecosystems, cities, agriculture and energy
Press Release

May 22, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The Water Consortium, a global group of climate finance and sustainability organisations, has formally launched the new Water Infrastructure Criteria of the Climate Bonds Standard marking a major turning point in best practice for sustainable investment in water-based infrastructure and green/grey hybrid systems. 

Mohawk Group’s New Flagship Showroom in New York Showcases Sustainable and Wellness Design

Press Release

NEW YORK, May 18, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- Mohawk Group’s new flagship location in the Fashion District of New York City expresses the company’s commitment not only to stylish and innovative floor coverings but also to sustainable and wellness design. Designed by Gensler, the 13,000-square-foot showroom in Manhattan features an open layout that integrates distinctive company branding, inviting workspaces and meeting spaces, and new display techniques to uniquely and effectively showcase a revolving lineup of featured commercial flooring products based on Mohawk Group’s latest collections.

Realizing the Future of WELL

by Rachel Gutter
Blog

Last week, we flipped our calendars from April to May, and with that ushered in a landmark month in IWBI history – the one in which we'll launch the next version of WELL.

It’s been a long journey. When we started thinking about the future of WELL, there were a few things we knew we wanted to achieve. As we get closer to being ready to share with you all what we’ve been working on, I wanted to take a moment to reflect not only on what we’ve created, but how we did it.

Locally Attuned.

Ecocentricity Blog: This One Is a Step Back

Summary: 

It is important for environmentalists to acknowledge each step back at the same time they celebrate every two steps forward. Credibility is lost if sustainability’s successes are trumpeted while ignoring its failures.

Blog

It is important for environmentalists to acknowledge each step back at the same time they celebrate every two steps forward. Credibility is lost if sustainability’s successes are trumpeted while ignoring its failures.

Iconic Houses: Celebrating Modern Architectural Marvels

Blog

As the World’s largest travel network, American Express has a deep understanding of the influence buildings and landmarks can have on society. And, as regular readers of my blog know, we have a long history of helping communities thrive through the power of preservation.

Black & Veatch Brings Engineering Expertise to Santa Rita, California, Schools' Debut of Solar-Plus-Sharp SmartStorage® Microgrids

Project gives school district sustainable defense against grid outages, cuts utility bills
Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 14, 2018 /3BL Media/ – California's most abundant resource, combined with precedent-setting integration of battery storage, will help a school district dramatically reduce its utility bills and build new defenses against outages. Black & Veatch today announced its role alongside Sharp Electronics Corporation’s Energy Systems and Services Group in engineering six sites of solar photovoltaic (PV) and SmartStorage energy systems in the Santa Rita Union School District (SRUSD) in Salinas, California.

Why I’m Pursuing My WELL AP Credential: Andrew Browning

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This past week, IWBI announced a milestone achievement in the growth of its WELL APTM program as it surpassed 5000 enrollments. To celebrate this growth and spotlight the impact of the people who have committed to making the spaces where we spend our time work for our health, not against it, we asked the 5,000th person to pursue the WELL AP about the decision to start his journey.

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This past week, IWBI announced a milestone achievement in the growth of its WELL APTM program as it surpassed 5000 enrollments. To celebrate this growth and spotlight the impact of the people who have committed to making the spaces where we spend our time work for our health, not against it, we asked the 5,000th person to pursue the WELL AP about the decision to start his journey.

WELL AP Community Surpasses 5,000 Mark

Rapid expansion of registered and accredited WELL Professional community adds to the market significant expertise in building practices that address human health and wellness
Press Release

The International WELL Building InstituteTM (IWBITM) announced a milestone achievement in the growth of its WELL APTM program as it surpassed 5,000 registrants. The WELL AP credential denotes expertise in the WELL Building StandardTM (WELLTM) and a commitment to advancing human health and wellness in buildings and communities.

How Social Sustainability Can Change the Industry

by Laura Rote
Article

Diversifying the industry. “I was a sustainability officer in the early ’90s in Texas—I was in an oil state practicing sustainability. And I was the only African-American at Greenbuild at that time in regular attendance. [Rick Fedrizzi] said I was a rebel because at every meeting I would stand up and say, ‘Can we get more diversity?’ So now to be able to see that come full circle and see not just nationality-based diversity or diversity of talent and diversity of thought, but also diversity of people interacting.

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