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Realizing the Future of WELL

by Rachel Gutter
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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

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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.

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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

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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
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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
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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.

Black & Veatch EPC Services Help Advanced Microgrid Solutions Meet California Energy Storage Goals

Utility, private sector collaboration powers energy storage deployment
Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 2018 /3BL Media/ – Black & Veatch has completed 20 first-of-a kind Hybrid Electric Buildings® in Irvine, California, part of the of the company’s efforts in support of Advanced Microgrid Solutions’ (AMS) commitment to provide Southern California Edison (SCE) with 50 megawatts of behind-the-meter battery storage capacity. 

Leveraging Partnerships for Water Security: Reducing Non-revenue Water in Uganda

Strengthening the private sector and public utilities to reduce non-revenue water and improve urban resilience
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Urban areas in many parts of Africa face the challenges of competition for water resources, inadequate infrastructure, droughts and water shortages, and non-revenue water loss—water that has been produced and is "lost" before it reaches the customer. In this post, Tetra Tech’s Leif Kindberg and Dr. Scott McCormick discuss how reducing the amount of water lost before it reaches the customer is integral to water security and the resiliency of urban water and sanitation services. All opinions expressed in this post are the authors’ own.

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