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Black & Veatch-Designed Microgrid to Power Innovation at Shell Technology Center in Houston

Company delivers microgrid innovation platform
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., July 13, 2017 /3BL Media/– Black & Veatch, a leader in the design and deployment of clean energy-producing microgrids, has been selected by Shell International Exploration & Production Company, Inc. to perform engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) on a new microgrid system at Shell’s Technology Center in Houston.

Smart Metering Enables Smarter Utility Management

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Among the most notable findings from this year’s Strategic Directions: Water Industry Report is the velocity of planning throughout the industry for implementing more advanced operational technologies, such as advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and enterprise asset management. More than 30 percent of utilities have indicated plans to implement these technologies, indicating the industry’s evolution and response to perennial issues of tightening budgets, rising costs and providing enhanced customer service.

Dow Launches Grant Program to Increase Plastics Recycling

Collaborates with Keep America Beautiful to Award Two $50,000 Grants
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MIDLAND, Mich., July 11, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) announced today it has teamed up with national nonprofit, Keep America Beautiful, to award two $50,000 grants for organizations to establish Hefty® EnergyBag™ programs in their communities.

Elliott Bay Seawall Project, Seattle, Washington | Redeveloping the Central Waterfront Area

Planning, engineering, and environmental support to bring new life to Seattle’s storied waterfront
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The Seattle Department of Transportation, working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is replacing the failing seawall in downtown Seattle, providing the foundation and structural support for a new waterfront.

In 2010, The Seattle Department of Transportation selected Tetra Tech to provide planning, engineering, and environmental support for this high-profile project. In addition to protecting the waterfront, replacing the seawall provides opportunities to restore fish habitat and reconnect people to the water.

Transforming Borders with Smart Technologies

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At 10:00 am PDT on July 26th, Meeting of the Minds will host a live webinar featuring Steph Stoppenhagen from Black & Veatch, Jim O’Gara from Deloitte Advisory, and Marisa Walker from Arizona Commerce Authority.

Register for the Webinar: Transforming Borders with Smart Technologies

Recycled Tires Increase Longevity of Troup County, Georgia Road

Troup County Partners with The Ray to Identify Optimal Asphalt Mix for Tom Hall Parkway
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Troup County, Georgia and The Ray are excited to announce that the Tom Hall Parkway paving project will use recycled tires mixed into the asphalt to increase road durability and reduce road noise.

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Troup County, Georgia and The Ray are excited to announce that the Tom Hall Parkway paving project will use recycled tires mixed into the asphalt to increase road durability and reduce road noise.

VIDEO | Sands ECO360: Las Vegas Sands' Global Sustainability Program

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Las Vegas Sands’ responsibility to the planet is as important to us as our commitment to the comfort and well-being of our guests and Team Members. The Sands ECO360 Global Sustainability strategy is designed to help minimize our environmental impact, and it reflects our vision to lead the way in sustainable building development and resort operations.

See how we’re taking care of our planet in this video.

Living Shoreline Demonstration Project | Restoring and Preserving the Louisiana Coastline

Designing 21 miles of shoreline protection using living shoreline products to attenuate wave energy, serving as a first line of defense for coastal marshes in the project area
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The Louisiana coastline loses an average of more than 16 square miles of wetlands per year according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana (CPRA) is the single state entity with authority to develop, articulate, implement, and enforce a comprehensive coastal restoration and protection master plan to reduce hurricane storm surge flood impact, restore Louisiana’s bountiful natural resources, build land to protect critical energy infrastructure, and secure Louisiana’s coast now and for future generations.

Calcasieu Ship Channel (CSC) Salinity Control Measures Project | Reducing the Rate of Wetland Loss in Louisiana

Reducing the rate of wetland loss in the 630,000-acre Calcasieu-Sabine Basin
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The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) selected Tetra Tech to complete a feasibility study and preliminary engineering and design for the Calcasieu Ship Channel (CSC) Salinity Control Measures Project to develop and evaluate alternatives to reduce wetland loss rates. Coastal Louisiana has undergone substantial land loss due to sea level rise, subsidence, modification of freshwater and sediment delivery to wetlands, saltwater intrusion, and wind-induced erosion.

Massachusetts vs. New York and the Energy Storage Race

Jobs, State Investments and Innovation Leadership Hinge on Race to Be Number One
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State governments are increasingly recognizing the strategic and tactical benefits of legislative initiatives regarding energy storage. As a strategy, incentivizing or mandating energy storage helps states achieve their greenhouse gas reduction goals. This is because increased energy storage capacity allows for increased renewable production capacity, as any over production can be used at a later time. By serving as a buffer between production and consumption, energy storage also helps alleviate concerns about the effects of a rapid rise in renewable energy exports to aging grids.

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