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National Grid Releases Statement on New England Governor's Call for Modernization of Regional Electric System

Press Release

WALTHAM, MA – National Grid today issued a statement following the New England Governors’ call for the modernization of the regional electricity system in order to achieve their states’ respective goals for clean, affordable, and reliable electricity:

SCE Funds 'Critical Aerial Support' for Daytime, Nighttime Firefighting

Partnership with the Orange County Fire Authority and Coulson Aviation brings the world’s largest fire helicopter to SCE’s service area.
Blog

by Ron Gales

Capt. Greg Barta of the Orange County Fire Authority has been on the front lines of firefighting for 13 years. He has one word to describe the 2020 fire season to date: “Explosive.”

Qualcomm Technologies Advances Smart City Solutions

By Sanjeet Pandit, Head of Smart Cities at Qualcomm
Article

By 2050, some 68 percent of the world population will live in urban environments, according to the UN. To help address the needs of growing urban populations, cities are going to need to get “smarter” with infrastructure, energy, transportation, and buildings.

Regenerative Retrofit: California's First Living Building.

New book from industry leader in green building performance explores building reuse, water and energy independence, biophilic design, and a carbon-free future.
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New book from industry leader in green building performance explores building reuse, water and energy independence, biophilic design, and a carbon-free future. 

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New book from industry leader in green building performance explores building reuse, water and energy independence, biophilic design, and a carbon-free future. 

Major Pennsylvania Businesses, Institutions Declare Support for Regional Carbon Initiative

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More than a dozen employers across the state urge lawmakers to join Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

Press Release

More than a dozen employers across the state urge lawmakers to join Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

Land Betterment Corporation Submits Bid to Acquire Bankrupt Thermal Coal Mine to Upcycle and Repurpose Site

Company bids on bankrupt coal mine in Kentucky to repurpose into other sustainable businesses and uses
Press Release

FISHERS, Ind., August 27, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Land Betterment Corporation (“Land Betterment” or the “Company”), an environmental solutions company fostering positive impact through upcycling former coal mining and industrial sites to create sustainable community development and job creation, announced today that the Company has made an offer to acquire certain assets associated with a thermal coal mining operation in western Kentucky that is up for sale after it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy earlier this year.  With a lack of viable buyers for the mining operation yet to be ident

Transform Your Properties Into Smart, Sustainable Buildings

Article

Smart buildings utilise a wide range of technologies and solutions to benefit users and deliver efficiencies to building managers. Providers of smart building solutions have evolved beyond traditional Building Management Systems (BMS), and property owners incorporating innovative technologies have more potential to benefit from higher commercial value. Opportunities to complement existing BMS with advanced solutions in buildings and offices are plentiful. 

Infographic: Growing Importance of Sustainable Homes for a Greener, More Resilient Future

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The impact of climate change is advancing at an unprecedented pace. Household emissions around the world are a major driving force. At present, over one-third of global emissions can be attributed to energy consumption in homes. To tackle this, more and more stakeholders are jumping on the sustainable housing bandwagon.

8 Steps to Fleet Electrification

Blog

Transportation in the U.S. is rapidly becoming more sustainable, competitive and innovative. Encouraged by new advances in electric trucks, vans and buses, fleet and sustainability managers are turning away from the combustion engine, lured by the promise of zero emissions, cost savings on maintenance and fuel, and improved driver safety.

These benefits, paired with the decreasing cost of battery storage and improved battery performance, are driving the electrification of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.

Accelerating Digital to Build Better Industries Post-COVID-19

by Jean-Pascal Tricoire
Blog

The COVID-19 crisis will transform industry. New circumstances have reinforced the importance of agility, efficiency, and resiliency. Our industries are simultaneously needing to save costs while building more capacity and robustness. To achieve both, there is one solution: digitization. But this is not new to industry. Digital transformation was in motion well before the pandemic hit. During the crisis, those who were fully connected had a significant edge. And those who were not, are now trying to catch up.

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