Air Quality

First Electric Highway in U.S. Unveiled Near Ports of L.A. and Long Beach

Southern California Edison is helping to energize the project to support a cleaner energy future.
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Electric trolleys first appeared in Los Angeles in 1887 and ran until 1961. This marked the beginning of Los Angeles’ long history of electric transportation. It continued in 1990 with the opening of Metro’s light rail blue line, which uses overhead electric wires to power the trains.

Fast forward to 2017.  

Why Do We Use IMDS? How Will It Impact You?

2017 AIAG IMDS Summit explores the impact and application
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This year’s

SCE, Greenlining Institute Partner to Develop Community-Centric Solutions for Air Quality, Climate

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ROSEMEAD, Calif., June 27, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Southern California Edison, a leader in the transformation of the energy sector, today announced a partnership with The Greenlining Institute, a leading California policy and advocacy group working on environmental and social equity, to develop community-centric solutions for healthy air and a healthy climate.  

Texas Trees, Alliance Data and American Forests Conduct Urban Heat Island Study to Understand the Effects of Trees, Paved Surfaces and Buildings on Temperature and Air Quality in Dallas County

Urban Heat Island Study Results Highlight the Critical Environmental, Social and Economic Role of the Region's Tree Canopy
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Alliance Data, and Texas Trees Foundation, in conjunction with American Forests, the oldest national conservation organization in the United States, teamed up to implement the urban heat island study in Dallas County, which identifies where the region is experiencing high urban heat island temperatures and the associated effect on air quality, and where greater tree canopy coverage could mitigate the issue. The study also uncovered that Dallas is the second largest city in the country that is warming the fastest, which means hotter nights and even hotter days.

Unreasonable Impact: Real-Time, Local Air Quality Data At Your Fingertips: Q&A With BreezoMeter

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The average adult breathes 3,000 gallons of air every day. But in some areas of the world, this essential human function could prove to be lethal.

Tetra Tech Supports the U.S. Navy on Multi-Award-Winning Remediation Project

Providing the U.S. Navy Region Southwest with an innovative, sustainable vapor intrusion remediation system at Naval Base Point Loma in California
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The U.S. Navy Region Southwest received the prestigious FY 2016 Chief of Naval Operations Environmental Award for the Environmental Restoration, Installation category for the design-build of remediation systems for volatile organic compound (VOC)-contaminated groundwater, soil gas, and indoor air at Naval Base Point Loma in California. Tetra Tech is proud to have contributed to the success of this project and to have supported the Navy in protecting human health and the environment.

Kohler Signature Store Receives LEED Gold Certification

First Retail Space in U.S. to be Recognized Under New Guidelines
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KOHLER, Wis., April 18, 2017 /3BL Media/The Kohler Signature Store by First Supply has become the first retail space in the U.S. to receive Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification under the new LEED v4 guidelines. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) awarded the 5,800 square-foot showroom located in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, LEED Gold v4 for Interior Design & Construction Retail.

It’s Not the Pollen Count That’s Making You Miserable

By: Joseph Albright
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Do you blame the pollen count for your coughing, sneezing and stuffy nose? Do you track the pollen count and stay indoors on heavy pollen days? I hate to tell you, but the quality of air inside of buildings, where people spend about 90 percent of their time, is even more important to your health. Ironically, according to the EPA, indoor air can be two to five times more polluted—and in some cases up to 100 times more polluted—than outdoor air. This is a significant issue in schools, where exposure to allergens, such as dust mites, pests and molds can trigger asthma symptoms.

Sodexo Becomes First Company to Require Its School Facility Directors to Complete EPA’s Indoor Air Quality Master Class Professional Training

All Sodexo’s Directors of Facilities in K-12 schools now EPA-trained “masters of indoor air quality” after successfully completing EPA’s 10-course Masters of IAQ series
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GAITHERSBURG, Md., July 14, 2016 /3BL Media/ — Sodexo, the world leader in Quality of Life Services, announced today that all of its directors of facility management (FM) in the K-12 schools it serves across the U.S. have completed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Master Class Professional Training Series.

Air Pollution Worsening at an “Alarming Rate”

According to the World Health Organization, air pollution has increased by 8% in the past five years, with cities as the main culprit.
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Over half of the global population live in cities, which means that billions of people around the world are now exposed to dangerous levels of air quality, according to data collected from over 3,000 cities by the World Health Organization (WHO). While cities across the globe are becoming increasingly polluted, WHO’s data indicates that those in the Middle East, south-east Asia and the western Pacific are the most impacted. Pollution levels in cities in those areas are 5-10 times above recommended levels.

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