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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
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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

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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

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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
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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

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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.

Bechtel Partners with Station Houston to Support Next Generation of Innovators

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Company to enhance opportunities for local startups

Bechtel, a global leader in engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC), and Station Houston, Houston’s hub for technology and innovation, announced today the launch of a corporate partnership to connect local startups with industry experts. The partnership will focus on enhancing opportunities for local entrepreneurs through mentoring and engagement in solving EPC industry challenges. 

Consumers Energy Ensures Historic Weadock Plant Site is Safe for Reuse

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Consumers Energy is keeping its promise to “leave it better” in Hampton Township, a community near Bay City, Michigan, where it closed the historic J.C. Weadock power plant.

In April 2016, Consumers Energy retired the coal-fired plant that began churning out electricity in 1940 at the mouth of the Saginaw River.

Faster, Smarter, Greener

An in-depth look at the future of the car and urban mobility
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Economics and mobility

How Whirlpool Uses Local Data to Spin up Global Cleanup Plans

By Heather Clancy
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The brilliant Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh once observed: "Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together." His sentiment, expressed in a letter to his brother, was specific to artistic inspiration but it also has very real relevance for the way in which corporate strategy unfolds.

Delos | Health Promotion and Financial Investment: Sara Neff, Senior Vice President Discusses Sustainability at Kilroy Realty

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“More companies are reporting ESG metrics because more and more investors know that these are metrics they should be examining to make the best investment choices”

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