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Facility Optimization and Solar Energy

A Snapshot of On-Site Solar System Considerations and Cost
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Over the past few months, we’ve provided guidance and resources on how to identify, properly scope out, and implement facility optimization projects. Once your facility has been optimized from an operations perspective, you now have the opportunity to raise the sustainability bar and realize further cost reduction by considering renewable energy sources – more specifically, solar energy.

Renewable Energy Technologies

Assessing Climate Change Vulnerabilities on California Highways

WSP USA worked closely with Caltrans to develop a study assessing climate impacts on the State Highway System and is continuing this work by prioritizing assets for further study.
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Raging wildfires currently devastating the West Coast are a grim reminder of one of the vulnerabilities in the region intensified by climate change; impacting daily life and highlighting uncertainties of the reliability of critical highway infrastructure in the region.

Maersk Supply Service and Ørsted to Test Offshore Charging Buoy to Reduce Vessel Emissions

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Developed by Maersk Supply Service, the proto-type buoy acts as a safe mooring point and charging station for vessels, potentially displacing a significant amount of marine fuel with green electricity, and will be tested at an Ørsted offshore wind farm in 2021.

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Developed by Maersk Supply Service, the proto-type buoy acts as a safe mooring point and charging station for vessels, potentially displacing a significant amount of marine fuel with green electricity, and will be tested at an Ørsted offshore wind farm in 2021.

Istanbul On the Move with Clean Transportation Technology from Cummins

Clean, quite, reliable, fuel-efficient transportation from Cummins keeps Istanbul on the move
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Istanbul, one of the world’s great cities with 15 million people and home to over 5,000 buses powered by Cummins working for the iETT transport network. Clean, reliable and fuel-efficient, the buses are built in Turkey featuring engines from our Darlington, UK plant. See how they help keep the city on the move and connect the European and Asian sides of the city together in this video.

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Key Takeaways From Climate Week: The Business Case for Climate Justice

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In the context of the news this week, we find ourselves in another pivotal moment. Not only is it Climate Week, but the U.S. faced yet another racial injustice in Breonna Taylor’s court ruling. Today’s newsletter addresses these issues and how they, and so many other issues of today, intersect.

Diode Ventures Sells Fort Bend, Texas Solar Photovoltaic Project to Global Renewables Leader ACCIONA

Facility to provide renewable energy to fast-growing zone near Houston
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., September 28, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Diode Ventures, a Black & Veatch company that develops global infrastructure projects, today announced that renewable energy leader ACCIONA has acquired 100-percent of a 240-megawatt (MW) ac/315 MW dc photovoltaic (PV) project in development in Fort Bend County, Texas. 

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. 

Black & Veatch 'Experts on Demand' Service to Offer Food & Beverage, Biotechnology and Bioenergy Expertise

Micro-consulting platform taps NextGen Ag experts to help clients drive sustainability across operations
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., September 28, 2020 /3BL Media/ – A growing global population and impacts from climate change are challenging the world’s food supply chain, making the future of food, beverage and agriculture sectors more exciting – or unknown.

Webcasts Focus on Role of Buildings, Communities and Organizations to Respond to Today's Global Health Challenges

Webcasts with IWBI: September 21 - September 25
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With the gravity of the situation regarding COVID-19, today, more than ever, the spaces where we spend our time play a role in the future of protecting our families, our businesses and the public at large. Join IWBI and the WELL community for an array of virtual panels and discussions surrounding the importance of better buildings, more vibrant communities and stronger organizations.

IWBI webcasts

Helping the UN Guide Ecosystem Restoration Into the Mainstream

WSP USA is a key participant in the United Nations’ Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, a major global initiative to bring awareness to the fight against climate change.
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When the United Nations General Assembly declared 2021–2030 as the Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, it did so with an objective of taking a leadership role to find nature-based solutions to restore vital ecosystems around the globe.

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