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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
Press Release

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
Blog

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.

Ecolab Named to CDP Water Leadership List

Ecolab among 10 percent of companies participating in CDP’s water program to be named to the Water A List
Press Release

ST. PAUL, Minn., October 24, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Ecolab Inc., a global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services, was named to the Water A List by CDP, the nonprofit global environmental disclosure platform.

The A List is comprised of 73 global companies that were recognized for their efforts to manage water more sustainably. Ecolab is among 10 percent of companies participating in CDP’s water program to be named to the Water A List.

New State-of-the-Art Office Building in Brooklyn, New York

Providing engineering support for the first ground-up office building built in Williamsburg in more than 40 years
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Tetra Tech provided consulting engineering services to create an innovative, flexible, and comfortable office space in Brooklyn, New York.

Heritage Equity Partners selected Tetra Tech to provide consulting engineering services for 25 Kent, the first ground-up office building to be built in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, in more than 40 years. This office space addresses the needs of today’s cutting-edge technology and light industrial and manufacturing companies.

Schneider Electric VIDEO | Listening to Young Voices to Discover How to Reshape Industries, Transform Cities and Enrich Lives

Multimedia with summary

Schneider Electric -- the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation -- organized the 7th Edition of Go Green in the City, a competition to engage students to find innovative energy solutions for smart cities worldwide. Twenty four students split in twelve teams reached the finals. Besides presenting the project under the professional instructions from Schneider Electric’s employees, they also took part in workshops and presentations on the Group's activities, experiencing multicultural and exciting cooperating atmosphere.

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WBCSD Insider Perspective | 2017 Cement Sustainability Initiative Forum: "Growing Together Through the SDGs"

by Yvonne Leung
Blog

Last week the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)'s Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) held its 11th annual forum in New Delhi, India. The event focused on how, through sharing knowledge and experience, the private sector can capture and build on the opportunities offered by the SDGs and understand the risks of inaction.

Sharing Expertise: IWBI & Hines Continue Collaboration

by Karen Quintana
Article

This past spring IWBI began a series of roundtables with global partners to discuss how the WELL Building Standard can be evolved to better meet the needs of building owners and global employers. Building owners tell us they are joining us because they believe that promoting the health and well-being of occupants can help them differentiate their properties, demonstrate leadership and enhance tenant experience and retention.

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