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WELL Building Standard Gaining Momentum In Europe

Workplace Wellness a Key Factor in Driving Expansion of WELL Across the Region
Press Release

BERLIN, April 20, 2018 /3BL Media/ – As Greenbuild Europe came to a close this week in Berlin, the International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™) used the occasion to highlight how the WELL Building Standard™ (WELL™) has elevated health and well-being to the forefront of sustainability conversations across Europe.

IWBI and BBI Join Forces to Advance Healthy Buildings in the Netherlands

Press Release

THE HAGUE, April 18, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™) and the Blue Building Institute (BBI) announced a new agreement to accelerate market transformation toward healthy buildings and communities in the Netherlands.

Cyber Threats to Physical Assets Demand a Proactive Approach

Government and utility leaders understand the importance of maintaining security across IT, OT networks
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Intent on safeguarding the nation’s largest electric grids from potential mayhem, federal regulators have stepped up their oversight of the security of power utilities in an attempt to protect it from threats and incidents such as widespread, long-duration blackouts caused by digital saboteurs. Cyber threats linger, however, with operational technology (OT), including water systems that are far less centralized and, thus, more vulnerable.

College of Staten Island and Rhode Island School of Design Named Champions of RecycleMania 2018

3.6 Million Students Recycle and Compost 68.6 Million Pounds in Nation’s Premier Collegiate Recycling Competition
Press Release

STAMFORD, Conn., April 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ – College of Staten Island, which is a four-year, senior college of The City University of New York, and the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) have been named the winners of the two primary categories of the 2018 RecycleMania competition, sponsored by Rubbermaid Commercial Products®. With a recycling rate of more than 94.8 percent, College of Staten Island is the victor in the Diversion category, while RISD finished first in the Per Capita Classic category at 82.36 lbs.

Bechtel CASE STUDY: “Green-Grey” Approaches to Building Resilient Communities

by Tam Nguyen, Global Head of Sustainability; Contributors: Bruce Colvin, Kit Ng, Stew Taylor, and Peter Toth
Blog

As part of Bechtel’s commitment to contribute 100 ideas to support the United Nation’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), this case study examines how we can improve the resilience and security of vulnerable communities against the impact and implications of natural hazards by delivering projects that combine nature-based (green), traditional infrastructure (grey) and disaster risk reduction

Expert Interview with Mark Oven, Energy Sector Development Expert

Ensuring that energy supplies are resilient, promote development, advance U.S. security and interests, and increase gender equity
Blog

Mark Oven’s life’s work has been dedicated to improving energy in developing countries. He has been at the forefront of energy project implementation since 1986. Mr. Oven has provided oversight and quality control on more than 20 major projects for various government agencies and development organizations, including the U.S. Agency for International Development, International Development Bank, and Millennium Challenge Corporation. His energy sector reform project work has included supporting industrial and commercial clients in Asia, Africa, the Americas, and Eastern Europe.

Utilities Key to Powering the Future of Mass Transit EVs

Local utility companies will play a critical role in enabling the future of cleaner transit
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What will mass transit look like in the future? Earlier this year, California announced an ambitious plan to reduce emissions by 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030, setting the state on a path to achieving 80-percent reduction by 2050. Although satisfying these goals will require contributions from all sectors of the economy, the transition to zero- and near-zero emission vehicles will play an outsized role — particularly when it comes to mass transit. 

Consumers Energy Plans New Grand Rapids Headquarters

$20 Million Facility to be Located at Innovative Circuit West District
Press Release

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., March 15, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Consumers Energy’s investment in West Michigan continues with plans announced today for a new $20 million headquarters in the city of Grand Rapids to serve the fastest-growing region of its company.

The building will house up to 275 employees who support the design and delivery of energy service in the Grand Rapids area, the company’s largest electric service area in Michigan.

HydroWeb Smart Data Monitoring Platform | Keeping Afloat of Big Data

Providing an intuitive web platform to connect, analyze, and manage water systems data and gain insights to make smart decisions
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HydroWeb provides our clients with full access to a powerful, personalized solution for their water systems data management needs. Tetra Tech developed the HydroWeb tool, a free web platform that enables the efficient management of our customers’ monitoring systems. It allows for real-time data collection, analysis, display, and reporting of key performance indicators.

Autonomous Cars Poised to Transform, Connect Smart Communities

Article

A future where driverless cars are roaming city streets may be closer than you think. Quickly moving past test and pilot phases, autonomous vehicles are now hitting the road in business parks and on limited fixed routes, bringing the promise of increased safety, reduced emissions and the potential for streamlined public transportation.

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