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Tetra Tech is #1 in Water for 14 Years

Using our technical expertise to achieve consistent top rankings from Engineering News-Record
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For the 14th year in a row, Engineering News-Record (ENR) has ranked Tetra Tech #1 in Water in its “Top 500 Design Firms” issue. Tetra Tech also advanced to the #5 spot out of 500 firms in the Design Firm ranking for 2017.

History Colorado Center Showcases Arrow Electronics’ SAM Car

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Colorado-based global technology company Arrow Electronics showcased its Semi-Autonomous Motorcar (SAM Car) project last month at the History Colorado Center in Denver. The Arrow SAM car was displayed near the Fritchle car company exhibit that celebrates the innovative 1914 Fritchle electric car built in Denver.

Sustainable Brands Announces 2017 SB Innovation Open Winner

Detroit Ento wins startup competition at SB’17 Detroit
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SAN FRANCISCO, May 31, 2017 – Sustainable Brands® recently announced Detroit Ento as the winner of the Sustainable Brands Innovation Open (SBIO) startup competition, co-sponsored by Whirlpool and wi

SEPA and Black & Veatch Release New Case Study on Distributed Energy Resources Planning

SMUD forecasts customer DER adoption in first-of-kind holistic utility analysis
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WASHINGTON, D.C., May 31, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Consumers could outspend utilities in the adoption of solar, storage, electric vehicles and other distributed energy resources (DERs), making it essential for utilities to track and integrate these DERs into their planning processes to benefit their customers and the grid.

Arrow Electronics Cheers on James Hinchcliffe and the Entire Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Team in the 101st Running of the Indy 500

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Arrow Electronics employees will be cheering on James Hinchliffe, the driver of the Arrow-sponsored No. 5 Indy car, and the entire Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (SPM) team on Sunday for the 101st running of the Indy 500.

Volkswagen Intends to Almost Halve Environmental Impact of Production by 2025

Goals of the brand’s ongoing environmental program adjusted upwards
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Volkswagen intends to almost halve environmental impact of production by 2025

From Wireless to Dynamic Electric Vehicle Charging: The Evolution of Qualcomm Halo [Video]

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Originally posted OnQ

The future of urban mobility is connected, autonomous, electric, and wireless. And Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. (QTI) is one of the companies leading the charge — figuratively. Qualcomm™ Halo®, our wireless electric vehicle charging (WEVC) technology, is a simple and efficient way to charge electric vehicles (EV), helping drive a cleaner and smarter future for urban mobility.

Unreasonable Impact | Reforesting a Future with Drones: Q&A with BioCarbon Engineering

by Aubrey Sanders
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Forests cover over thirty percent of the planet’s land surface, provide sustenance and medicine for 1.6 billion people, cool and infuse our air with oxygen and moisture, and shelter 80 percent of the world’s biodiversity. Yet every year, 15 billion trees are destroyed by subsistence farming practices, commercial logging, development, and a host of natural stressors.

Unreasonable Impact | Changing the Way the World Grows Food: Q&A with Agrivi

by Aubrey Sanders
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Of the 570 million farms worldwide, 90 percent are run by individuals or by a family and rely on family labor for operations. For these small-scale farmers, the greatest obstacle to productivity and profit is often a lack of access to basic knowledge about best practices.

How to Build an Infrastructure Inventory

Reprinted from the Atlas Blog
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A number of our Atlas cities – from El Paso, to New Orleans and San Diego – are looking for ways to use municipally owned spaces as testbeds for innovative infrastructure technologies.  Doing so will not only help them understand how solutions work locally and support economic development, but it will also create space to engage residents around otherwise invisible infrastructure.

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