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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.

IWBI and BBI Join Forces to Advance Healthy Buildings in the Netherlands

Press Release

THE HAGUE, April 18, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™) and the Blue Building Institute (BBI) announced a new agreement to accelerate market transformation toward healthy buildings and communities in the Netherlands.

The New Role of the 21st Century Architect and Designer: Health Professional

by Drs. Stephanie Timm and Whitney Austin Gray
Article

Almost half of all U.S. adults suffer from one or more chronic health condition that has the potential to be prevented through changes in behavior and environment.1

Architects affect health

Long Beach Port Gets Clean Energy Upgrade

With SCE’s help, diesel-powered cranes, tractors and LNG trucks are going electric as part of the port’s zero-emissions goal.
Blog

Forty years ago when rubber tire gantry cranes were first used at the Port of Long Beach, they were the latest thing in technology to move cargo containers around the port.

But the 80-foot-tall green cranes with their 1,000-horsepower diesel engines guzzled 10 gallons of fuel an hour and spewed dirty emissions into the air.

The port, working with Southern California Edison, is hoping to help solve that problem with a demonstration project to electrify nine of the gantries at one of its terminals.

Bechtel CASE STUDY: “Green-Grey” Approaches to Building Resilient Communities

by Tam Nguyen, Global Head of Sustainability; Contributors: Bruce Colvin, Kit Ng, Stew Taylor, and Peter Toth
Blog

As part of Bechtel’s commitment to contribute 100 ideas to support the United Nation’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), this case study examines how we can improve the resilience and security of vulnerable communities against the impact and implications of natural hazards by delivering projects that combine nature-based (green), traditional infrastructure (grey) and disaster risk reduction

$16 Million Storage System Helps Consumers Energy's Campbell Plant Protect Environment

Blog

Consumers Energy recently completed construction of a $16 million concrete tank system to process and collect bottom ash at the Campbell generating plant on the shore of Lake Michigan near Holland.

The five-tank system helps protect groundwater and promote beneficial reuse of about 50,000 tons of coal ash generated by Campbell’s three coal-fired units each year.

“This is a major leap forward in groundwater protection,” said Brad Runkel, supervisor of the company’s Coal Combustion Residuals group.

Mohawk’s Glasgow Showroom Awarded Prestigious LEED® Gold Certification

Press Release

GLASGOW, Va., March 30, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- Mohawk Industries announced today that it has been awarded LEED® Gold certification for its renovated showroom at the Glasgow, Va. commercial carpet tile manufacturing facility. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the most widely used green building rating system in the world. Available for virtually all building, community and home project types, the rating system provides a framework to create healthy, highly efficient and cost-saving green buildings.

IWBI WELL Tip: Navigating Preconditions for the Light Concept

by Tori Shepherd
Article

Have you ever approached a WELL precondition and wondered where to begin? Not to fret - we’ve launched a Navigating preconditions series to help project teams get started incorporating a number of preconditions from different WELL concepts into their project’s design and policies.

What are the building blocks of the Light Concept? 

Autonomous Cars Poised to Transform, Connect Smart Communities

Article

A future where driverless cars are roaming city streets may be closer than you think. Quickly moving past test and pilot phases, autonomous vehicles are now hitting the road in business parks and on limited fixed routes, bringing the promise of increased safety, reduced emissions and the potential for streamlined public transportation.

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