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Paula Chou, Mechanical Designer: How Her Passions Shaped Her Career

Designing mechanical systems that have a positive impact on the environment
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Paula Chou is a mechanical designer with Glumac, A Tetra Tech Company, based in Irvine, California. She works on the sustainable design of HVAC projects for architects and owners of building construction. Paula has a bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering. We talked with Paula as part of our #TtInspires campaign celebrating the passion of Tetra Tech employees. Follow #TtInspires on social media for more stories.

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Tetra Tech Employees Cycled More Than 42,000 Kilometers in 2018 for Largest International Bike to Work Week Challenge

Biking to work for a week to promote sustainable transportation and reduce emissions
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As part of Tetra Tech’s 2018 International Bike to Work Week (BTWW) Challenge, 678 riders from more than 56 teams around the world cycled to work, the highest participation of any BTWW Challenge to date.

As part of Tetra Tech’s Sustainability Program, the Company challenges employees to cycle to work for a week each May to promote sustainable transportation methods.

Sustainable Design: A Neighborhood Model of Sustainability in Portland

Emphasizing smarter lifecycle designs to ensure our clients’ projects will thrive and endure
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Increased climate variability and surging population growth are placing greater demands on limited resources such as water, energy, and physical space. Our teams are considering how buildings and infrastructure can be designed to more effectively cope with these stresses and perform well into the future. Facilities need to be built not only to operate in greater harmony with nature but also to withstand the forces it may unleash.

Sustainable Design: Reaching New Heights of Sustainable Design in Shanghai

Emphasizing smarter lifecycle designs to ensure our clients’ projects will thrive and endure
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Increased climate variability and surging population growth are placing greater demands on limited resources such as water, energy, and physical space. Our teams are considering how buildings and infrastructure can be designed to more effectively cope with these stresses and perform well into the future. Facilities need to be built not only to operate in greater harmony with nature but also to withstand the forces it may unleash.

Sustainable Design: Optimizing Energy Use in Los Angeles From the Outside In

Emphasizing smarter lifecycle designs to ensure our clients’ projects will thrive and endure
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Increased climate variability and surging population growth are placing greater demands on limited resources such as water, energy, and physical space. Our teams are considering how buildings and infrastructure can be designed to more effectively cope with these stresses and perform well into the future. Facilities need to be built not only to operate in greater harmony with nature but also to withstand the forces it may unleash.

Sustainable Design: Pushing the Limits of Building Performance in Sydney

Emphasizing smarter lifecycle designs to ensure our clients’ projects will thrive and endure
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Increased climate variability and surging population growth are placing greater demands on limited resources such as water, energy, and physical space. Our teams are considering how buildings and infrastructure can be designed to more effectively cope with these stresses and perform well into the future. Facilities need to be built not only to operate in greater harmony with nature but also to withstand the forces it may unleash.

Sustainable Design: Strengthening Urban Environments After Superstorm Sandy

Emphasizing smarter lifecycle designs to ensure our clients’ projects will thrive and endure
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Increased climate variability and surging population growth are placing greater demands on limited resources such as water, energy, and physical space. Our teams are considering how buildings and infrastructure can be designed to more effectively cope with these stresses and perform well into the future. Facilities need to be built not only to operate in greater harmony with nature but also to withstand the forces it may unleash.

Sustainable Design: Advanced Planning Is Essential to Resilience in Hawaiʻi

Emphasizing smarter lifecycle designs to ensure our clients’ projects will thrive and endure
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Increased climate variability and surging population growth are placing greater demands on limited resources such as water, energy, and physical space. Our teams are considering how buildings and infrastructure can be designed to more effectively cope with these stresses and perform well into the future. Facilities need to be built not only to operate in greater harmony with nature but also to withstand the forces it may unleash.

Justice Sector Support Program Ensures Accuracy of Court Records in Afghanistan

Using the Case Management System database to reduce prison overcrowding
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The Government of Afghanistan (GOA) recognizes prison overcrowding as a major problem facing its justice system. To mitigate this issue, the GOA occasionally issues pardon decrees to release those who have committed minor infractions. These decrees enable the Afghan prison system to reduce overcrowding and focus its resources on major offenders.

Justice Sector Support Program Overcomes Security Challenges

Using technology to reduce insecurity and train local Case Management System operators in Afghanistan
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Through the Justice Sector Support Program (JSSP), funded by the U.S. Department of State, Tetra Tech developed the Case Management System (CMS), which allows the Government of Afghanistan (GOA) to compile and analyze justice sector data quickly and accurately. By gathering statistics on nationwide crime, our team and trained operators can monitor the length of time an accused individual has been held without being granted a court appearance.

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