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Vision for Healthy Communities Built Through Industry Partnership

by Rose Winer
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The International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI) has pioneered the field of human health certification for indoor spaces, and we recognize it is essential that our broader environments also contribute to and support these same standards of well-being. That’s why this September we released the WELL Community Standard™, a new standard for the certification of healthy communities that aims to elevate human wellness to the forefront of community building and design practices, and deliver cutting-edge health interventions at the district scale.

Reopening Dirty Truck Loophole Is Bad for the Economy and Public Health

Press Release

December 4, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Testifying today at the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) hearing on repealing the glider provisions in the Phase 2 national fuel economy standard for heavy-duty vehicles, Carol Lee Rawn, Transportation Program Director at Ceres, made the following statement:

Delos™ and Tsinghua University Collaborate to Advance Mutual Interests in Societal Health Outcomes for Both the United States and China Through Healthy City Research

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Delos™, a wellness real estate and technology firm, announced that its China subsidiary, Delos (Beijing) Building Technology Co., Ltd. (Delos Beijing), entered into a cooperation agreement with Tsinghua University that will establish a Healthy City Research Center (HCRC). The cooperation will further scientific research on solutions and strategies to improve human health and well-being in the built environment, communities and cities. Research findings may potentially inform policy making to address public health challenges in Chinese and global cities.

Businesses Commend Virginia for Leadership in Cutting Carbon Emissions and Promoting Clean Energy

Press Release

RICHMOND, Va. November 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Businesses across Virginia are commending Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s proposed rule that would cut carbon dioxide emissions from the Commonwealth’s electricity sector by 30 percent between 2020 and 2030. 

The McAuliffe Administration will present their proposal to the State Air Pollution Control Board later today in Richmond. 

Expert Interview With Scott Ceasar, Sustainable Design Expert

Designing low-impact buildings that last
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Scott R. Ceasar is a Principal at Cosentini Associates, A Tetra Tech Company, and the Director of Sustainable Design. He promotes sustainable design practices in the building industry and within the firm, focusing on creating systems that are energy-efficient, environmentally responsible, and ensure occupant comfort.

International Well Building Institute Remains Committed to Performance, Because Human Health Demands It

IWBI Reaffirms Commitment to Promote Human Health and Wellness Through Better Buildings, Releases Manufacturer’s Guide to WELL
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NEW YORK, November 8, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™) today released its Manufacturer’s Guide to WELL™, a guide that aims to help manufacturers who produce sustainable building products and materials navigate the WELL Building Standard™. IWBI used the occasion to reiterate its intention to keep the global WELL Building Standard (WELL) focused on setting design and policy protocols and performance thresholds that buildings and communities should strive to achieve to improve the health of the people in those spaces.  

LIXIL and TEPCO Energy Partner Establish Joint Venture to Promote Eco-Friendly Net Zero Energy Houses (ZEH)

LIXIL TEPCO Smart Partners to offer first-of-its-kind service in Japan
Press Release

TOKYO, December 1, 2017 /3BL Media/ – LIXIL Corporation (LIXIL) and TEPCO Energy Partner, Incorporated (TEPCO EP) have established a joint venture company, LIXIL TEPCO Smart Partners, Inc., to promote the building of eco-friendly net zero energy houses (ZEH)1 in Japan. Business operations will begin on October 1, 2017.

Insider Perspective: Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference

ABLC Next, San Francisco 16-18 October 2017
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The event was called ABLC ‘Next’ because it offers participants a snapshot of the up-and-coming companies, technologies, projects and initiatives that are making waves in the bioeconomy throughout North America.

This event brought together application and platform developers, investors, policymakers, end-use customers and development partners for three days of fresh updates and rich insights into the latest technologies of the advanced bioeconomy in health, nutrition, ‘AgTech’, genetics, big data, robotics, fuels, chemicals and materials.

Technological Innovations for Construction, Forecasting and Data Analysis on Issues

by Tam Nguyen, Global Head of Sustainability
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Innovate and Create

We are combining start-up funding, incubation, and integration to accelerate Bechtel’s efforts to drive technological innovation and sustainability across the enterprise.

Modeling Better Impacts

Using unmanned aircraft to survey construction sites while engineers are planning a project can lead to significant efficiency gains. In addition to allowing work to move faster, the surveys can reduce disruption to the natural area.

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