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Owens Corning Recognized for Green Power Leadership

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Owens Corning has debuted at #16 on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) National Top 100 List of the largest green power users from the Green Power Partnership. The company is also #11 on the list of Green Power Partners from the Fortune 500®.

CBRE Analysis Identifies 11 US Counties as Most Resilient Amid Modern Economic, Health, Environmental Concerns

Complex Site-Selection Analysis Reveals Location Opportunities in Secondary Markets like Franklin County, OH, Greenville County, SC, and Hamilton County, IN
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Spokane County, WA., claims 522,000 residents, thriving aerospace manufacturing and health sciences industries, the nickname “Lilac City” for its eponymous county seat, and bragging rights as the originator of Father’s Day.

Black & Veatch Addresses Digital Living, Smart Cities in Forbes

Bleutech Park Las Vegas is a tech fan’s dream - as long as system integration is in place
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Driven by increasingly tangible visions of the future, smart cities are evolving into holistic communities built on fully integrated digital ecosystems. To help champion these technologies, last year Black & Veatch, a global provider of smart infrastructure services and solutions, announced that it has joined Forbes’ “Future of Smart Cities Campaign." 

Black & Veatch Joins Hydrogen Council, Reflecting Commitment to Hydrogen as a Zero-Carbon Solution

Global engineering leader joins CEO-led initiative that aims to make hydrogen a core component of a zero-carbon global economy
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., January 12, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Reflecting its ongoing commitment to global decarbonization and further advancing efforts to create a more balanced energy portfolio, Black & Veatch announces that it has joined the Hydrogen Council, “a global initiative of leading energy, transport and industry companies with a united vision and long-term ambition for hydrogen to foster the energy transition.”

Owens Corning 2030 Goals: Expanding Our Product Handprint

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Reducing the negative impacts of our operations is critical, but it is not enough. With the company’s purpose – our people and products make the world a better place – in mind, we define sustainability as meeting the needs of the present while leaving the world a better place for the future.

Owens Corning 2030 Goals: Reducing Our Environmental Footprint

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As a global manufacturer, we know the way we conduct our operations makes a difference. To be a net-positive company, our handprint (the positive impacts of our people and products) must be larger than our footprint (the negative impacts). We’re proud of the progress we’ve made in shrinking the negative impact of our operations, but there’s much more to do.

Environmental Footprint Aspiration: Cut the negative impact of our operations in half.

Composites and the Pandemic: How Material Conversion Helps Us Move Forward

by Marcio A. Sandri - President, Composites at Owens Corning
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I don’t remember in my lifetime a year of change that compares with 2020. It is impacting every aspect of our daily lives – work, play, health, social interaction, economics, travel and tourism, politics, racial and social unrest.

For many, life and business have been turned upside down, which demands of leaders a clearly defined path forward framed by the new reality, promising drivers and trends, new technologies/approaches, and sustainability. 

Five Ways to Optimize Sustainability Across Global Facilities

Published on EHS Today
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From conducting onsite assessments of nearly 100 global facilities over the past few years and providing desktop and virtual technical advice to many more, we have learned a lot about how to effectively support clients with saving money and reducing their impacts on local communities and natural resources. It doesn’t matter what sector you are in because optimization opportunities are very similar across industries.

Solar Soil Vapor Extraction: Remediation from a Sustainable Angle

WSP USA implemented a solar-powered soil contamination cleaning system for rural oil and gas facilities that is revolutionizing approaches to standard remediation practices.
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When contaminated soil is identified for removal from remote locations, traditional dig-and-haul remediation techniques can create logistical and costly difficulties for these off-the-grid sites, not to mention a variety of associated environmental impacts.

This challenge for the oil and gas industry inspired a non-traditional technique developed by WSP USA, that is emerging as a practical, environmentally beneficial alternative to dig-and-haul operations.

Overcoming Challenges to Mainstreaming Ecosystem Restoration

The United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration initiative seeks to knock down barriers that could prevent restoration efforts from achieving full potential.
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Note: This is the second article in a series on the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. This article examines significant hurdles to the mass scaling up of ecosystem restoration as a mainstream means of fighting climate change.

Ecosystem restoration can play a direct role in successfully reducing the effects of climate change and offsetting carbon levels in the atmosphere, but several barriers stand in the way of these initiatives reaching their full ecological potential.

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