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Bechtel Podcast | Jim Nolan on Construction Management and Innovation

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“We need to focus on training, we need to focus on safety, we need to focus on everything you can imagine to be able to even function. It’s a journey in culture really, and I like to start with safety,” stated Bechtel’s Jim Nolan, president of equipment operations on the challenges of merging construction management and innovation.

In a LITES podcast interview, Jim discusses what Bechtel is doing with technology and data to help our customers achieve their goals, and improve the E&C industry.  

'Mountain Futures 2018' Launches Major New Centre for Mountain Research

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KUNMING, CHINA, June 5, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Researchers and representatives from governments, mountain communities and private sector companies from across the globe met on June 4th to launch a major new centre for mountain research.

One Year Later, Companies and Investors Are ‘Still In’ the Paris Agreement

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Since its launch in June 2017, the We Are Still In coalition has doubled in size and grown in clout, becoming a national movement of nearly 2,800 leaders strong, including 1,800 companies and investors, working together to uphold America’s promise to meet the U.S. goals of the Paris Agreement. 

WELL Story: Comfort at the Allsteel Los Angeles Showroom

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Global furniture brand Allsteel recently became the first retail showroom to achieve WELL Certification at the Gold level. We caught up with Dr. Lauren Gant, PhD, CPE, WELL AP, Human Factors and Ergonomics Manager at HNI and Courtney Moline, WELL AP, LEED AP ID+C, Sustainability Manager at Allsteel, to explore how they addressed WELL’s Comfort concept for their project and beyond. 

A Mohawk in the New York Fashion District

by Michael Leonard
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A new face has arrived at the heart of New York's Fashion District. Mohawk Group, a producer and distributor of quality commercial flooring, opened a flagship location that evokes the company’s stylish and innovative floor coverings. It's a testament to their commitment to sustainable design.

Paying tribute to the iconic location, Mohawk Group worked with Gensler to craft a showroom of clean lines, biophilic design, and plenty of natural lighting that illuminates the comfortable aesthetics.

Beat the Heat: Summer Energy-Saving Tips

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by Dorothy Parnell

Believe it or not, summer is right around the corner. Aside from hitting the beach and soaking up the sun, it’s also time to start preparing your facility for the summer heat. We often think about outfitting our facilities for colder months, but it’s just as important to consider compressor maintenance before the summer heat sets in. With hotter and more humid weather, compressor loads can easily reach peak levels and cause energy consumption to rise. 

A Better Approach to Sustainability Is a Better Approach to Business

by George Bandy, Vice President of Sustainability, Mohawk Industries
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Is sustainability really good for business? We at Mohawk have proven the answer is unequivocally yes. We have seen firsthand that being a leader in the flooring industry and being able to leave a handprint — or net positive impact — are not mutually exclusive.

Global Launch of New Climate-Based Water Resilience Criteria

Boost for green bond investment in water infrastructure, sustainable ecosystems, cities, agriculture and energy
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May 22, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The Water Consortium, a global group of climate finance and sustainability organisations, has formally launched the new Water Infrastructure Criteria of the Climate Bonds Standard marking a major turning point in best practice for sustainable investment in water-based infrastructure and green/grey hybrid systems. 

Realizing the Future of WELL

by Rachel Gutter
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Last week, we flipped our calendars from April to May, and with that ushered in a landmark month in IWBI history – the one in which we'll launch the next version of WELL.

It’s been a long journey. When we started thinking about the future of WELL, there were a few things we knew we wanted to achieve. As we get closer to being ready to share with you all what we’ve been working on, I wanted to take a moment to reflect not only on what we’ve created, but how we did it.

Locally Attuned.

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.

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