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Target Center Teams up With Local Teen to Promote Biodiversity and Native Bee Conservation

AEG’s Target Center to host native bee houses on its green roof
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AEG’s Target Center recently teamed up with Bee Kind MN, Inc., a nonprofit organization founded by 14-year old Nikolas Liepins, to help promote biodiversity and native bee conservation by placing two native bee houses on the arena’s already green roof, with the plan to add more.

NRG Energy’s Sustainable Workplace Goals and Performance

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The energy future we envision requires involvement from all our approximately 8,500 full-time employees (as of Dec. 31, 2016). Providing a sustainable work environment helps us align our actions with our core values, vision and mission. This means providing a workplace that allows our employees to execute at the highest levels and return home safely to their loved ones. It means actively engaging in our communities and supporting our partners. It means investing in our colleagues and supporting causes and organizations
 in which we believe.

Good Grades to GFNorte for Environmental Performance

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  • In 2015, Grupo Financiero Banorte was recognized by the CDP as one of the companies with the best environmental performance worldwide
  • On a global scale, the investment in prevention and environmental management for 2015 was Ps 22.5 million
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  • In 2015, Grupo Financiero Banorte was recognized by the CDP as one of the companies with the best environmental performance worldwide
  • On a global scale, the investment in prevention and environmental management for 2015 was Ps 22.5 million

Over 2,000 People Attend Banorte’s Environmental Education Program

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  • With 2,272 visitors, Banorte’s green roof exceeds its initial goal by 13%.
  •  GFNorte promotes environmental conservation among employees and society in general with this educational project.
  • Employees, suppliers and various institutions have benefited from the educational program
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  • With 2,272 visitors, Banorte’s green roof exceeds its initial goal by 13%.
  •  GFNorte promotes environmental conservation among employees and society in general with this educational project.
  • Employees, suppliers and various institutions have benefited from the educational program

Learn About Grupo Financiero Banorte’s Environmental Performance in its 2014 Annual Report

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  • Grupo Financiero Banorte has a restructured environmental policy in alignment with ISO 14000 standards.
  •  Grupo Financiero Banorte seeks to generate environmental awareness in stakeholders and become an even more sustainable company
  • Energy efficiency, recycling, conservation of species and environmental education- actions undertaken by GFNorte in 2014
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  • Grupo Financiero Banorte has a restructured environmental policy in alignment with ISO 14000 standards.
  •  Grupo Financiero Banorte seeks to generate environmental awareness in stakeholders and become an even more sustainable company
  • Energy efficiency, recycling, conservation of species and environmental education- actions undertaken by GFNorte in 2014

Managing Stormwater

These eco-sensitive strategies help keep pollutants out of streams and lakes, replenish groundwater and green the built environment.
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Natural landscapes naturally slow the movement of stormwater, and capture and filter some of it as it percolates back into the groundwater supply. But the built environment is dominated by impervious surfaces. Paved surfaces, roofs and building façades change the movement of water over the landscape and increase the volume, speed and temperature of the runoff. Rushing stormwater picks up pollutants, fertilizers and pesticides and can also cause flooding and erosion.

Could Sensors Help Green Roofs Grow?

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How environmentally green, really, are so-called green roofs like the one that’s on top of the Walmart store in north Portland?

Just as wireless sensor networks increasingly are helping building owners and tenants keep track on energy efficiency and water conservation inside, they are also at the center of several new research projects – including one at the aforementioned Walmart site – that aims to build a better understanding of their performance.

After all, it isn’t all that practical or safe for this sort of information to be collected manually by humans.

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