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Powering the Sustainable Rise of the Greater Bay Area

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The Greater Bay Area is taking shape rapidly with the opening of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge and the Express Rail Link. These milestone infrastructure projects are the key to a new era of super-connectivity that promises exciting new business opportunities for the region.

Doing the Right Things in a Transforming Business World

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Lena Low learned the importance of doing the right thing early in her career when she worked with an emergency medical assistance company that flew teams out to help victims of the 2002 Bali bombing and the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004.

As news of the disasters broke, she watched in admiration as her colleagues headed to the airport with no thought of the cost of the operation but only one objective in mind: to save lives.

The Best 2018 Sustainability Articles From UPS Longitudes

A year-end look at the top sustainability content from Longitudes
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Brian Hughes | UPS Longitudes

Diversification was the sustainability story of 2018.

From innovative urban planning to a greater understanding of online returns to a growing fleet of electric vehicles, sustainable solutions came in many different shapes and sizes.

Black & Veatch-Designed Microgrid Actively Powering Shell Technology Center in Houston

Innovative microgrid platform a step toward next-gen clean energy technologies
Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., January 16, 2019 /3BL Media/ – A Black & Veatch-designed microgrid at Shell’s Technology Center in Houston, Texas, is actively powering part of the campus while serving as a critical research tool for Shell International Exploration & Production Company, Inc.’s work to explore the next generation of clean power and distributed energy technologies.

Self-Driving Vehicles Could Reach Critical Mass Sooner Than Expected, Black & Veatch eBook Concludes

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Self-Driving Vehicles Could Reach Critical Mass Sooner Than Expected, Black & Veatch eBook Concludes

A future where it’s cheaper to use a self-driving vehicle ―whether for transporting goods or people ― is driving a mobility revolution. And that future may be here sooner than many realize.

Mission Critical Systems Expert Vali Sorell Joins Glumac, Part of Tetra Tech’s High Performance Buildings Group

Developing next generation data center design concepts for facilities around the world
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Glumac, A Tetra Tech Company, part of Tetra Tech’s High Performance Buildings Group, today announced it has hired data center design veteran Vali Sorell, PE, as its newest Mission Critical Vice President, Mechanical Engineering and Design.

Prior to joining Glumac, Vali spent 12 years with Syska Hennessy Group as Principal and Chief HVAC Engineer for its Critical Facilities Group. Since 2016 he has helmed his own firm, Sorell Engineering, providing high-level consulting to mission critical clients around the world.

Expert Interview With Brian Stern, Building Energy Analyst

Designing cost-effective, energy-efficient high-rise buildings
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Brian Stern is an energy analyst with Glumac, A Tetra Tech Company, who supports firm-wide sustainable and high-performance building design. His work improves building performance from initial concept all the way through operation. Using energy modeling software, he develops holistic building energy efficiency strategies appropriate to local environmental conditions.

Ameren Successfully Completes Industry-leading 60-mile Drone Flight Over Transmission Lines, Paving the Way for Safe, Efficient Aerial Infrastructure Inspections

Ameren, Black & Veatch, Collins Aerospace team passes key milestone for maturing UAS inspection technology
Press Release

NEWTON, Ill., December 3, 2018 /3BL Media/ – With thousands of miles of high-voltage lines, Ameren Corp. wanted a better and safer way to monitor its assets spread over rural territories beyond manual or helicopter inspections. The St. Louis-based energy company worked with Black & Veatch and Collins Aerospace to identify a solution: Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) drone flights. The team now has proven they can inspect more miles of transmission lines faster and safer than ever envisioned.

5 Retail Trends to Look for in 2019

We're on the verge of a seminal moment in how we shop – one we'll view as the real beginning of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
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Andrew Busby | Retail Reflections

Editor’s Note: With another record-breaking holiday shopping season underway, we can think of no better time to put the spotlight on retail.

Beginning today, Cyber Monday, we’re getting in the retail spirit all week on Longitudes. Stay tuned each day for a look at the state of modern retail and where the industry is heading as consumers increasingly fill those online shopping carts.

Organic Photovoltaic Greenhouse Innovation Wins Schneider Electric’s 2018 Go Green in the City Student Competition

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Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation announce the winning team of Go Green in the City 2018, its international student case study competition focusing on innovative energy solutions for smart cities. 

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