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Ecocentricity Blog: Slowing to a Crawl

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Yes, Hurricane Florence began to weaken as it approached the Eastern seaboard. It also began to slow down, but that isn’t a good thing. A slow-moving storm might hit less area, but the area it does hit suffers tremendously.

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Yes, Hurricane Florence began to weaken as it approached the Eastern seaboard. It also began to slow down, but that isn’t a good thing. A slow-moving storm might hit less area, but the area it does hit suffers tremendously.

Tetra Tech Sponsors Upcoming Engineering News-Record Webinar on Funding Utility Resilience for Water Extremes

Discussing funding challenges for drought-ridden, flood prone, and coastal communities
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September 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Local utilities face significant challenges to build resilient infrastructure and maintain uninterrupted and safe operations as communities around the world continue to experience ongoing weather extremes. Tetra Tech is sponsoring the second of two Engineering News-Record (ENR) webinars focused on how utilities can cope with challenges ranging from drought to flooding and coastal inundation and fund the necessary infrastructure to protect their communities.

Grid Mod Sees Gaps in Progress; Blueprints Needed for Those Lagging Behind

Grid modernization is gearing up, with several states leading the charge
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Grid modernization is getting into gear across the country as electric utilities continue to work to automate distribution and smarten the grid. Buoyed by validating data, states such as California, New York, Illinois and Massachusetts are leading the way, providing blueprints for other regions to follow.

WELL Tip: How to Create WELL Documentation

by Tori Shepherd
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As a project administrator or WELL team member, you may be wondering how to create WELL compliant documentation, what constitutes a high-quality document and how to communicate this information to other team members. To help you start the process, we’ve compiled everything you need to know on generating and submitting WELL documentation.

Achieving WELL Certification involves two key processes – Documentation Review and Performance Verification – which together evaluate if a project meets the requirements of the WELL Building Standard™.

Major Companies Join Forces to Drive Climate Resilience in Supply Chains

New corporate leadership platform will foster private sector support of climate action
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SAN FRANCISCO, September 13, 2018 /3BL Media -- BSR today launched a new corporate leadership platform that will aid companies in the fight against climate change. The Climate-Resilient Value Chains Leaders Platform is being launched as leaders of the Global Climate Action Summit call on corporations to step up their climate efforts.

Stoppenhagen Takes Seat on Board That Helps Plan 'Meeting of the Minds’

Black & Veatch director of smart cities business development chosen for expertise in urban sustainability, innovation
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., September 13, 2018 /3BL Media/ – As an authority on urban sustainability, technology and innovation, Black & Veatch’s Steph Stoppenhagen valued the yearly “Meeting of the Minds” as a preeminent platform for ideas about how cities can do things smarter and better for their citizenry. Now, she’s getting the chance to make a broader imprint on that thought leadership and knowledge-sharing.

Meet Sunweave, Living Product Woven Sustainable Carpeting That Evokes the Sun’s Natural Patterning

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CALHOUN, Ga., September 6, 2018  /3BL Media/ -- Sunweave is a Living Product Challenge Petal certified woven broadloom carpet collection that merges the time-honored craft of woven construction with today’s desire for artisanal materials, authenticity and warmth in contract spaces. Inspired by women weavers of indigenous cultures around the world, Sunweave evokes the natural patterns found in baskets, blankets and textiles realized in its biophilic design.

Operational Efficiency Builds Sustainable Future at Plymouth Mill

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In 2017, Domtar set forth a vision to establish our pulp business as a growth driver for the company. Since then, the pulp leadership team has enacted tangible plans to optimize and improve operational efficiency at Domtar’s core pulp mills through a combination of capital investments and continuous improvement projects with the goal to grow the business into a world-class global supplier with strong long-term customer partnerships.

The Future of Energy

“New energy” is here, built on sustainability, clean energy tech, grid innovation
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The concept of “new energy” has ushered in a global movement dedicated to cost-effective sustainability, clean energy technology and grid innovation. Today more than ever, we’re seeing stakeholders and industry giants from all sectors — finance, manufacturing, retail, utilities, technology, even academia — come together in combined efforts.

The New Energy Economy

The energy ecosystem is changing, and utilities are seeking new opportunities
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The energy ecosystem is changing, driven by the advent of distributed clean energy, increased competition from new technologies and service providers, the evolving expectations of customers, and new opportunities for serving those customers. As the traditional business model changes, utilities are seeking new opportunities for revenue as they establish themselves as the “Preferred Energy Partner.”

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