For centuries, engineers have played a foundational role in the design and deployment of the vital infrastructure systems that drive our cities and communities. But today, the work of these critical problem solvers is more important than ever. As we celebrate 2017 National Engineers Week, we recognize engineers not only for their past contributions, but for their future work in enabling our cities and communities to act on the promise of a smarter, safer and more sustainable way of life.
For many, “sustainability” evokes images of solar panels, windmills, and electric vehicles. When we at Green Charge use the word, we are indeed talking about reducing carbon emissions by using energy storage to bank renewable energy, thus reducing reliance on power from oil and coal. We also contribute to sustainability by giving utilities the means to leverage our distributed customer-sited energy storage so they can more efficiently balance grid demand.
Many companies have begun addressing the glaring issue of food waste- from Whole Foods’ inclusion of misshapen produce to Starbucks’ employee initiated Foodshare Program. As waste continues to be a trending topic for many companies, consumers and restaurants, the tech industry has stepped in to offer new efficient ways of tackling the issue throughout all levels of the supply chain.
Achieving excellence in our business performance, project execution, and technological innovation
In January 2017, Environmental Business Journal (EBJ) recognized Tetra Tech with three industry awards for the company’s work during 2016: Business Achievement—Large Firms, Project Merit, and Technology Merit. EBI Inc. will present the annual EBJ awards for outstanding businesses at its Environmental Industry Summit XV in San Diego, California, on March 22, 2017.
For years, utilities have struggled to define the more responsive operational systems and customer-centric performance models that would trumpet the arrival of Utility 2.0. Lacking a singular event marking the shift, it seems more likely a steady, incremental advance through technology deployments, analytics and a focus on customer engagement represents the path towards a continually evolving future state. As we have seen with the progress to date, further advances will require continuing coordination within utilities, their regulators and customers to ensure a sustainable path forward.
A large construction project in Mainz, Germany, recently used Xylem rental pumps for a drainage solution. The pumps were quickly delivered and provided reliable service.
A new apartment complex in Lerchenberg, a district of Mainz, provides 111 apartments in six buildings. The apartments focus on accessibility, with no doorway barriers and twelve apartments especially designed for wheelchairs.
A deadly explosion at a wastewater plant in Florida led two Xylem employees on a six-year journey to improve the safety of wastewater workers. Their new book combines science with reports on some of the biggest accidents in recent history.
Sustainable Brands’ renewable energy procurement for 2017 supports the Sustainable Development Goals
Zurich, Switzerland, and San Francisco, Calf., February 14, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The momentum in renewable energy has accelerated and made the transition to a low-carbon economy more inevitable. As more organizations set targets of growing the share of renewable energy in their consumption, being able to trace the origin of energy and the impacts of renewable energy procurement has never been more important.
A message from Cynthia Figge Co-founder and COO, CSRHub
As featured in a recent CSRHub Newsletter
We enter the New Year with some Rays of Hope for the world and at CSRHub. After nine years of pioneering work, we have just ingested our 500th data source and track the perceived sustainability performance of almost 17,000 companies worldwide. We now aggregate 13 expert ESG investor research databases, and a vast array of NGO and rich data sources providing a strong signal on how companies are perceived by financial analysts and other stakeholders.