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Ecocentricity Blog: That's a Big Pothole

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Fortunately, Atlanta has a robust public transportation system and an intelligently-designed network of roadways to allow for a seamless modification of traffic flows without increased congestion. Unfortunately, none of that previous sentence is true.

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Fortunately, Atlanta has a robust public transportation system and an intelligently-designed network of roadways to allow for a seamless modification of traffic flows without increased congestion. Unfortunately, none of that previous sentence is true.

How Do You Design a Building for the Future?

By Shin Woo Paik, CCNA, LEED AP
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As the building industry changes, architects, engineers, and developers must look forward and plan for the impact of workplace trends and disruptive technology on the commercial real estate industry. So how do you design a building for the future? Our advice: integrate IT services and connectivity infrastructure in the planning process for all commercial developments and redevelopments.

Avnet Success Story Video | The Story of Ubicquia

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Avnet works with Ubicquia to make cities smarter by embedding streetlight sensors that detect threats such as gas leaks, radiation and gunshots, and alert response teams.

WIFIA: Long-Term Low-Cost Loans for Water Infrastructure

Helping to accelerate investments and bring the public and private sectors together to deliver critical water projects across the country
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In December 2016, Congress passed the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act which funds the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program to be administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). WIFIA is designed to help accelerate investments and bring the public and private sectors together to deliver critical water projects across the country. The WIFIA program, which can cover up to 49 percent of projects’ eligible costs, provides a critical, long-term, low-cost, customized capital solution to help catalyze investment in the sector.

Bechtel Engineers a New Sustainability Agenda

Originally posted on GreenBiz 350 Podcast, Episode 69
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GreenBiz editor in chief Joel Makower spoke with Tam Nguyen, the global head of sustainability for Bechtel. Tam describes efforts to advance Bechtel's sustainability through newly announced 2030 goals and targets plus a unique partnership with Conservation International to build resilience in the Philippines. 

Listen to the full GreenBiz 350 Episode 69 here.

Bechtel Innovation and Sustainability: Two Sides of the Same Coin

by Tam Nguyen, Global Head of Sustainability, Bechtel Corporation
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Global stressors — from water scarcity to modern-day slavery — are reinventing traditional business models across heavy industries that support a more secure, sustainable future.

Smart Grid and Microgrids—the Hard Solution for Asia’s At-Risk Megacities

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Disaster recovery remains a driving force for Asia, which experiences more natural disasters than any other region in the world. Floods, earthquakes and cyclones continue to wreak havoc—killing people, wiping out homes and livelihoods, and leaving economies in distress.

Combating Pollution with Bioswales

Georgia DOT and The Ray install 10 acres of native grasses and pollinator plants; decrease pollution
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Last week, The Ray and the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) installed five to ten acres of native grasses and pollinator plant seeds in the median and northbound lane gore area of Exit 6 on I-85 near LaGrange, Georgia

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Last week, The Ray and the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) installed five to ten acres of native grasses and pollinator plant seeds in the median and northbound lane gore area of Exit 6 on I-85 near LaGrange, Georgia

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