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Why I’m Pursuing My WELL AP Credential: Andrew Browning

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This past week, IWBI announced a milestone achievement in the growth of its WELL APTM program as it surpassed 5000 enrollments. To celebrate this growth and spotlight the impact of the people who have committed to making the spaces where we spend our time work for our health, not against it, we asked the 5,000th person to pursue the WELL AP about the decision to start his journey.

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This past week, IWBI announced a milestone achievement in the growth of its WELL APTM program as it surpassed 5000 enrollments. To celebrate this growth and spotlight the impact of the people who have committed to making the spaces where we spend our time work for our health, not against it, we asked the 5,000th person to pursue the WELL AP about the decision to start his journey.

WELL AP Community Surpasses 5,000 Mark

Rapid expansion of registered and accredited WELL Professional community adds to the market significant expertise in building practices that address human health and wellness
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The International WELL Building InstituteTM (IWBITM) announced a milestone achievement in the growth of its WELL APTM program as it surpassed 5,000 registrants. The WELL AP credential denotes expertise in the WELL Building StandardTM (WELLTM) and a commitment to advancing human health and wellness in buildings and communities.

How Social Sustainability Can Change the Industry

by Laura Rote
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Diversifying the industry. “I was a sustainability officer in the early ’90s in Texas—I was in an oil state practicing sustainability. And I was the only African-American at Greenbuild at that time in regular attendance. [Rick Fedrizzi] said I was a rebel because at every meeting I would stand up and say, ‘Can we get more diversity?’ So now to be able to see that come full circle and see not just nationality-based diversity or diversity of talent and diversity of thought, but also diversity of people interacting.

Black & Veatch EPC Services Help Advanced Microgrid Solutions Meet California Energy Storage Goals

Utility, private sector collaboration powers energy storage deployment
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 2018 /3BL Media/ – Black & Veatch has completed 20 first-of-a kind Hybrid Electric Buildings® in Irvine, California, part of the of the company’s efforts in support of Advanced Microgrid Solutions’ (AMS) commitment to provide Southern California Edison (SCE) with 50 megawatts of behind-the-meter battery storage capacity. 

Leveraging Partnerships for Water Security: Reducing Non-revenue Water in Uganda

Strengthening the private sector and public utilities to reduce non-revenue water and improve urban resilience
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Urban areas in many parts of Africa face the challenges of competition for water resources, inadequate infrastructure, droughts and water shortages, and non-revenue water loss—water that has been produced and is "lost" before it reaches the customer. In this post, Tetra Tech’s Leif Kindberg and Dr. Scott McCormick discuss how reducing the amount of water lost before it reaches the customer is integral to water security and the resiliency of urban water and sanitation services. All opinions expressed in this post are the authors’ own.

Tetra Tech Is #1 in Water for 15 Years

Using our technical expertise to achieve consistent top rankings from Engineering News-Record
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Tetra Tech is Leading with Science® to deliver innovative solutions for its clients’ most challenging water problems around the world. In 2018 Engineering News-Record (ENR) ranked Tetra Tech #1 in Water in its “Top 500 Design Firms” issue for the 15th year in a row. Tetra Tech also advanced to the #4 spot out of 500 firms in the Design Firm ranking for 2018.

Black & Veatch Retains Engineering News-Record Top Ranking in Telecommunications

2018 Top Design Firm list highlights global leadership in power, water and telecom infrastructure services
Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kansas, April 25, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Fueled by growth across its networked infrastructure, smart city applications, and grid modernization services, Black & Veatch has retained the top global telecommunications ranking among U.S.-based engineering companies – the eighth time in the past nine years the company has held that distinction in the Engineering News-Record’s “Top 500 Design Firms” report.

Holistic Distribution Modernization Programs Require More Than Only Information Technology Upgrades

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Electric utilities are realizing that distribution modernization programs, also referred to as grid modernization, can no longer be put off. Overhauling the electric distribution system will require upgrades to OT, as well as to the networks that allow IT and OT components to communicate to improve reliability. The benefits are clear: Grid operators need advanced sensors, communications and automation so they can see what’s happening in real time, which will lessen disruption while enhancing efficiency, reliability, security and safety.

WELL Building Standard Gaining Momentum In Europe

Workplace Wellness a Key Factor in Driving Expansion of WELL Across the Region
Press Release

BERLIN, April 20, 2018 /3BL Media/ – As Greenbuild Europe came to a close this week in Berlin, the International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™) used the occasion to highlight how the WELL Building Standard™ (WELL™) has elevated health and well-being to the forefront of sustainability conversations across Europe.

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