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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.  

Design for Wellness: Strategies to Unite Health & Design

by Madeleine Evans
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Design can be about many things: beauty, symmetry, color - but one of the most powerful elements of building and space design is the opportunity to impact and improve the health and well-being of people. Through thoughtful design choices like strategic placement of drinking water stations, selection of non-toxic materials and lighting that aligns with the body’s circadian rhythms, designers can be ambassadors for public health, a mission that we wholeheartedly believe in.

Ingersoll Rand Leader to Share Best Practices in Adapting Circular Economy Principles to Manufacturing Facilities

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Washington, June 27, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Marcy McClanahan, plant manager and site leader for the Trane Aftermarket Facility, will discuss how Ingersoll Rand, a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, is adapting circular economy principles in its manufacturing facilities at the 2017 Sustainability and Circular Economy Summit. The Summit takes place June 26-28 in Washington D.C.

Ecocentricity Blog: Front 4 - Closed Loop Manufacturing

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As Amory Lovins says, “if it exists, it must be possible.” Nutrient cycling exists. That means it must be possible for mankind to create a manufacturing system that works just as well.

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As Amory Lovins says, “if it exists, it must be possible.” Nutrient cycling exists. That means it must be possible for mankind to create a manufacturing system that works just as well.

Citi Tower, Hong Kong Achieves Sustainability and Wellbeing First

by Michael Smith
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Citigroup’s new One Bay East office, located in the heart of the Kowloon financial district, has become Hong Kong’s first LEED Platinum and WELL Silver Pre-Certified space.

Since first advising the bank on the acquisition of the tower for a record $700 million in 2014, CBRE have provided project and change management at the tower to deliver the most highly certified building in Hong Kong.

A Tour of the Tower

Weatherford's Sustainable Performance

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Weatherford is focused on implementing world-class, reliable, durable, efficient, safe, and environmentally responsible practices, products, and services. This is led through our Operational Excellence and Performance System (OEPS) which integrates our management of quality, health, safety, security, and the environment (QHSSE) through global standards, procedures, and protocols. All business risk assessments are inclusive of QHSSE, and protection of the environment is given a high priority in all product creation and service activities.

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