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Delos™ and M Moser Form Alliance to Promote Healthy Building Design

Press Release

NEW YORK, September 11, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Delos™, a wellness real estate and technology firm, today announces a strategic alliance with M Moser Associates, a leading practitioner of human-focused building design, to accelerate the integration of health and wellness into the built environment. The relationship will leverage the existing knowledge and resources of both parties to create a global leader in innovative research surrounding the impact of the indoor environment on occupants’ health and well-being.

Statement by Rebuilding Together on the Devastation Caused by Hurricane Irma

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Caroline Blakely, President and CEO of Rebuilding Together, made the following statement regarding the damage caused by Hurricane Irma.

Press Release

Caroline Blakely, President and CEO of Rebuilding Together, made the following statement regarding the damage caused by Hurricane Irma.

Meet Humberto, Luis Miguel and Esteban: Some of the Real Farmers Behind Nespresso’s Extraordinary Coffees

Nespresso releases its latest ad campaign showing how uncompromising choices on coffee quality can lead to amazing consequences for the farmers and their communities
Press Release

September 12, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Today, Nespresso released its newest campaign, sharing some personal stories from the farmers behind the exceptional coffees it is known for. These heart-warming stories have been made possible thanks to Nespresso’s uncompromising choices.

Black & Veatch Bolsters Water Infrastructure Design-Build Expertise

Bruce Duff named new Managing Director of Design-Build for water business
Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., September 11, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Black & Veatch, a leading provider of design-build project delivery services for the water industry, today announced that Bruce Duff has been named Managing Director of Design-Build within its water business. Duff will be based in the Company’s Toronto metro area office.

Keep America Beautiful Launches “Community Restoration and Resiliency Fund”

In Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Long-Term Initiative Will Support Cleanup Efforts and Rebuilding of Community Public Spaces in Texas, Louisiana and Beyond
Press Release

STAMFORD, Conn., September 6, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Motivated by the need caused by the devastation from Hurricane Harvey and the threat of Hurricane Irma, Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s iconic community improvement nonprofit organization, today launched the Community Restoration and Resiliency Fund. Lowe’s, a long-time national sponsor of Keep America Beautiful, has agreed to become a founding member of the fund with a donation of more than $125,000.

The International WELL Building Institute™ Launches the WELL Community Standard™ to Promote Human Health and Wellness on a District Scale

New Pilot Program to Set a New Global Benchmark for Healthy Communities
Press Release

NEW YORK, September 5, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Today, the International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™) opens registration for the WELL Community Standard™ pilot, a companion to the pioneering WELL Building Standard™ (WELL™). Grounded in evidence-based research and developed through consultation with leading physicians, scientists and public health professionals, as well as city planners, engineers and architects, the WELL Community Standard is a district-scale rating system centered exclusively on human health and wellness.

Making Global Impact with Environmentally Friendly Infrastructure

by Emma Kantrowitz
Blog

The built environment and the natural environment are inextricably linked.

Tenants looking to reduce their carbon footprints gravitate toward sustainable, LEED-certified buildings. In turn, more of these structures are built by developers and existing spaces are retrofitted to meet demand. But it’s not just buildings that are being created with the environment in mind. Large-scale infrastructure projects, ones that minimize harm to local wildlife and ecosystems, are also cropping up.

Black & Veatch: Renewables, Distributed Energy Resources Driving Investments in Power Transmission Assets

Strategic Directions Report finds business models challenged by shifting customer demand
Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., August 15, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The influx of renewables and evolving customer demand for green energy and reliability are driving the electric industry to make significant capital investments in power delivery assets.

Gaming for Infrastructure

Using online games to help prepare public-private partnerships to succeed
Blog

On the Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) blog, Tetra Tech’s Nilmini Rubin and Jennifer Hara discuss the benefits of practice sessions for public-private partnerships teams tasked with addressing complex infrastructure issues. Nilmini and Jennifer discuss the applications of multiplayer simulations across multiple sectors, allowing teams to try out approaches and see challenges from partners’ viewpoints.

New Workplace Design Trends Promote Well-Being, Collaboration and Flexibility

Article

In a quest to create healthier office environments, more employers have embraced the scientific research behind modern office design. There’s even a high-tech facility called the Well Living Lab, a collaboration between the Mayo Clinic and Delos, that hosts studies on “how the indoor environment influences health, well-being and performance, from stress to sleep quality, physical fitness to productivity.”

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