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Designing a Sustainable Future

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In the past few years, global efforts such as the Paris Agreement and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have demonstrated the tremendous progress that can be achieved through collective action.

The unprecedented focus from both the public and pri­vate sector on the health of our planet has signaled that efforts to limit environmental impacts can no longer be considered “above and beyond” the normal scope of a company’s operations, but rather serve as investments for our global community’s overall health and future growth in a responsible manner.

Atlas Copco Opens LEED Certified Plant in South Carolina

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Atlas Copco celebrated the grand opening of our new, LEED Certified, South Carolina plant with tours, speeches and a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The facility will help us continue to deliver sustainable productivity.

Watch video here.

Learn more about sustainability at Atlas Copco here.

WELL Building Standard™ Crosses 100 Million Square Foot Mark as IWBI™ Unveils WELLographies and New Mobile App

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NEW YORK, July 19, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™) announced today that it has crossed the 100 million square foot mark for buildings registered and certified under the WELL Building Standard™ (WELL™). IWBI used the occasion to also launch Build WELL, its new mobile app, premiere the WELLographies™, compilations of human health and technical research that explore the connection between buildings and wellness, and provide updates on a number of other initiatives un

Turning Asia’s Flood Waters into Opportunities

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Utilities throughout the Asia Pacific region are investing in advanced stormwater management strategies to improve resource resilience and overall water sustainability.

The changing dynamics of weather patterns, urbanization, population and the economic/social environments are prompting the region’s utilities to enhance investments especially as increased urban development is putting pressure on available land. Rising seawater levels and increased frequency of intense rainfall events are also highlighting how water resources are managed.

Black & Veatch-Designed Microgrid to Power Innovation at Shell Technology Center in Houston

Company delivers microgrid innovation platform
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., July 13, 2017 /3BL Media/– Black & Veatch, a leader in the design and deployment of clean energy-producing microgrids, has been selected by Shell International Exploration & Production Company, Inc. to perform engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) on a new microgrid system at Shell’s Technology Center in Houston.

VIDEO | Sands ECO360: Las Vegas Sands' Global Sustainability Program

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Las Vegas Sands’ responsibility to the planet is as important to us as our commitment to the comfort and well-being of our guests and Team Members. The Sands ECO360 Global Sustainability strategy is designed to help minimize our environmental impact, and it reflects our vision to lead the way in sustainable building development and resort operations.

See how we’re taking care of our planet in this video.

WELL Tip: How to Craft a Successful Alternative Adherence Path (AAP)

by Kate Rube
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Is your project team struggling to meet the requirements of a WELL feature?

Every WELL project is different, so it’s not uncommon for project teams to encounter unique, nuanced or complex elements that could make it hard to comply with certain WELL Building Standard feature requirements. That’s why we encourage project teams to leverage Alternative Adherence Path’s (AAPs) to pursue new and alternative strategies to meet the intent of WELL features or feature parts.

Innovation Features: How to Shape a Proposal—and the Future of the Healthy Building Movement

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Innovation has long been the driver behind WELL. That’s why we aim to recognize projects that go above and beyond to implement strategies that address human health in a novel way. WELL Innovations can set your project apart and give you the opportunity to pioneer creative solutions that can advance and evolve healthy building.

Project teams can earn up to five Innovation features for their WELL project. To be awarded an Innovation, the project’s proposal must include:

Massachusetts vs. New York and the Energy Storage Race

Jobs, State Investments and Innovation Leadership Hinge on Race to Be Number One
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State governments are increasingly recognizing the strategic and tactical benefits of legislative initiatives regarding energy storage. As a strategy, incentivizing or mandating energy storage helps states achieve their greenhouse gas reduction goals. This is because increased energy storage capacity allows for increased renewable production capacity, as any over production can be used at a later time. By serving as a buffer between production and consumption, energy storage also helps alleviate concerns about the effects of a rapid rise in renewable energy exports to aging grids.

SCE, Greenlining Institute Partner to Develop Community-Centric Solutions for Air Quality, Climate

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ROSEMEAD, Calif., June 27, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Southern California Edison, a leader in the transformation of the energy sector, today announced a partnership with The Greenlining Institute, a leading California policy and advocacy group working on environmental and social equity, to develop community-centric solutions for healthy air and a healthy climate.  

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