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What’s the Risk? It’s Time to Find Out.

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Resilience is an organization’s ability to adapt to risks and threats that challenge its viability. It’s also an imperative in the face of an increasingly broad and unpredictable risk landscape. This is especially true when it comes to energy and sustainability.

Investors and customers alike recognize the effects of climate change, and other factors that increase volatility and vulnerability. And the pressure these groups are applying to address these concerns and drive change can no longer be ignored.

How to Choose Sustainable Materials for Your Windows and Doors

by Pella Corporation
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Building is on the rebound. Almost 10 years after the recession, when nearly all building was halted, builders are back to business and the number of residential construction projects continues to grow.

Builders today have more choices of materials than ever before. Wood, vinyl, and fiberglass are all popular choices. And all provide sustainable benefits to homes, offices, and Mother Earth.

If new windows and doors are in your future, read on to see which material is best for your application.

Three Tough Questions for an Uncertain Global Gas Market

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By Deepa Poduval, Senior Managing Director, leading the Oil & Gas and Mining practice within Black & Veatch Management Consulting. 

Increasing global gas supply from newer producers like the United States, demand growth from developing economies in Asia, policy choices supporting cleaner energy sources the world over, lowered costs of renewables, and significant geopolitical shifts are reshaping the global natural gas market.

Expert Interview With Hope Herron, Resilient Infrastructure Expert

Focusing on resilient solutions for infrastructure, social economy, and risk management
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Hope Herron has been an environmental specialist and climate resilience expert with Tetra Tech for more than 10 years. She develops strategic, sustainable, resilient, and socio-economic solutions to global development challenges. Hope uses her knowledge to improve livelihoods, mitigate climate change impacts, and increase transparency for sustainable supply chains—from creating climate change assessment tools in the Caribbean to incorporating environmental considerations into road and bridge design in South Sudan.

Expert Interview With Brian Stern, Building Energy Analyst

Designing cost-effective, energy-efficient high-rise buildings
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Brian Stern is an energy analyst with Glumac, A Tetra Tech Company, who supports firm-wide sustainable and high-performance building design. His work improves building performance from initial concept all the way through operation. Using energy modeling software, he develops holistic building energy efficiency strategies appropriate to local environmental conditions.

Ameren Successfully Completes Industry-leading 60-mile Drone Flight Over Transmission Lines, Paving the Way for Safe, Efficient Aerial Infrastructure Inspections

Ameren, Black & Veatch, Collins Aerospace team passes key milestone for maturing UAS inspection technology
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NEWTON, Ill., December 3, 2018 /3BL Media/ – With thousands of miles of high-voltage lines, Ameren Corp. wanted a better and safer way to monitor its assets spread over rural territories beyond manual or helicopter inspections. The St. Louis-based energy company worked with Black & Veatch and Collins Aerospace to identify a solution: Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) drone flights. The team now has proven they can inspect more miles of transmission lines faster and safer than ever envisioned.

With 5G Around the Bend, Black & Veatch e-Book Presses: Start Planning Now

‘5G: A New Digital Dawn’ is a visual guide for stakeholders to gear up for full embrace of fifth-generation wireless
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., November 28, 2018 /3BL Media/ – As tech shorthand for fifth-generation cellular wireless, 5G is on the horizon and promises unprecedented speeds and capabilities that could transform the way we live, work and play. But 5G also presents considerable complexities in technology deployment and how stakeholders should get ready to benefit from 5G digitalization.

Transforming Southeast Asia’s Energy Sector: Opportunities & Challenges

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Nations in Southeast Asia are working to balance energy security, environmental sustainability and economic competitiveness at a time when the financial sector is looking for bankable energy projects in which to invest. The region’s industrial growth in recent years has encouraged economic growth and urbanization that has expedited its consumption of energy.

Talking Climate Risk & Resilience with CDP [Webinar]

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How will climate change impact your organization? How can you turn these risks into opportunities? As temperatures rise so does the need to take action. Hear from experts at CDP and Schneider Electric on how to take steps in the right direction. Learn how to:

  • Assess and disclose climate-related risks
  • Incorporate climate action into an enterprise risk management plan
  • Build resilience and a more robust, sustainable business.

Restoring Land and Increasing Resilience Needs Women

Raising awareness of gender equity and equality is critical for Africa’s future, with workshops like one held recently in Ghana an important contribution.
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Almost two dozen representatives from Ghanaian development agencies working in partnership with the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) in northern Ghana gathered in the city of Bolgatanga on 13 November 2018 for a training workshop on Social and Gender Dynamics and their Importance for Improving Resilience and Livelihoods.

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