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Avenue’s New Community Center Gets Sustainable Upgrades in Near Northside

Avenue and Green Mountain Energy Sun Club Partner on Green Amenities for Avenue Center
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HOUSTON, February 18, 2020 /3BL Media/– Avenue, a local nonprofit dedicated to developing affordable homes and strengthening communities, will be getting an environmentally-friendly upgrade thanks to a near $200,000 gift from Green Mountain Energy Sun Club. The green amenities will complement Avenue Center, a new community resource center currently under construction in Near Northside.

Sustainability in Detroit, Part 5: Real Estate Development

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What does sustainability look like in Detroit, a city that is going through changes that some consider a renaissance? The Erb Institute talked with five people who are working to make Detroit more sustainable—in wildly divergent ways, from bees, to dirt, to real estate development, to stormwater. This is Part 5 of 5.

Abir Ali 

UPS Longitudes | Innovation and Entrepreneurship Can Cut Waste and Fuel the Circular Economy

Antonia Gawel | World Economic Forum
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It's time for a system reboot. The trends are clear. We have moved toward an economy of disposability where the valuable resources we extract are going to waste and causing harm to people and planet.

How Net Zero Energy Electrified Learning at This Oregon School

Inspiring students with a net-zero energy school design
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Alex Baumgardner, marketing and commuications manager with Tetra Tech’s High Performance Buildings Group, wrote an article for the International Living Future Institute’s Trim Tab magazine.

In the blog, Alex discusses Tetra Tech’s work in designing a net-zero energy educational facility alongside architecture firm Bora Architects with the purpose of not only delivering a sustainable development but also inspiring students who require an augmented approach to learning.

In the Trim Tab article, Alex writes:

VIDEO | Mohawk Group’s Owls: Seeking the Essence of Nature

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Designed by Jason F. McLennan in collaboration with Mohawk Group, the Owls collection reinterprets the essence of these North American birds of prey into the manufacturer’s latest Living Product collection through color and patterning. Mottled shades of black, brown, tan and grey take flight as a distinctive, yet versatile commercial carpet plank across two patterns—Feather and Flight.

Owls Carpet Plank Collection Finds Inspiration in Birds of Prey

Mohawk Group's latest Living Product was designed by Jason F. McLennan
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February 5, 2020 /3BL Media/ Owls have captured the imagination of humankind for centuries. Designed by Jason F. McLennan in collaboration with Mohawk Group, the Owls collection reinterprets the essence of these North American birds of prey through color and patterning. Inspired by their plumage, this distinctive, yet versatile commercial carpet plank features mottled shades of black, brown, tan and grey that take flight in contract interiors.

Booz Allen and the Red Cross: Preparing Organizations for Disaster Response

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From hurricanes and other extreme weather events to human-made threats, disasters can have a potentially devastating impact on people, organizations, and communities. 

How can organizations better understand potential threats? What actions can they take now to increase their preparedness?

Bridgestone Plants Receive Highest Rating from Caterpillar

Certification recognizes facilities as suppliers offering superior quality for multiple consecutive years
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TOKYO, January 31, 2020 /3BL Media/ — Bridgestone Corporation today announced that, in 2019, Bridgestone Group factories were recognized with Platinum Level certification, the highest rating in the Supplier Quality Excellence Process (SQEP) of Caterpillar Inc. (Caterpillar), a world-leading manufacturer for construction and mining equipment. 

Ecolab's Water Risk Monetizer Updates Global Water Data to Reflect Current Trends

Tool helps businesses factor current and future water risks into decisions that support sustainable growth
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January 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, food safety and public health technologies and services, has updated key data within its Water Risk Monetizer tool to reflect current water trends. The tool, which enables businesses to factor current and future water risks into business strategy, is increasingly being used by companies as they plan action steps to support sustainable growth.   

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