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Data Analytics: More Than a Mere Numbers Game for Water Providers

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Water providers have been collecting and utilizing data to perform important but traditional tasks: Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) devices speed information across networks, and smart metering infrastructure systems measure consumption and contribute to customer billing. But, as utilities wrestle with addressing aging foundational assets while balancing limited capital and rising calls for lower costs and safer water, there is new urgency to explore how data can drive and optimize asset performance and reduce risk.

Expert Interview with Tetra Tech's John Sachs, Director of Project Finance

Accelerating investment in aging water infrastructure through the U.S. government’s WIFIA program
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John Sachs has more than twenty years of experience in executing private equity and debt placements, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, project finance, and PPP transactions in the energy and infrastructure sectors. He has led advisory teams on successful transactions on three continents. Mr. Sachs has been responsible for all aspects of due diligence, feasibility studies, structuring and running tenders for investment, valuation, risk assessment and raising debt and equity for projects.

Technology Creates New Efficiencies, But Are Water Utilities Prepared for the Security Risk?

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Yahoo!, the Democratic National Convention and the U.S. Department of Justice were among the high-profile victims hit by major cyber attacks in 2016. Many people believe it’s only a matter of time before a water utility joins the list. Some consider physical security to be the weak link in ensuring a well-protected water supply; while others worry that the Internet of Things has created an incalculable number of entry points for hackers to create mischief.

Leadership at CAGI Gives Ingersoll Rand Advocacy Role for Sustainability

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Several Ingersoll Rand leaders and managers are making important sustainability contributions to the Compressed Air and Gas Institute's (CAGI) work in support of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The DOE has focused its efforts on regulatory action on efficiency standards for air compressors and the establishment of test procedures that determine if compressors meet those standards.

Atlas Copco Opens LEED Certified Plant in South Carolina

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Atlas Copco celebrated the grand opening of our new, LEED Certified, South Carolina plant with tours, speeches and a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The facility will help us continue to deliver sustainable productivity.

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Learn more about sustainability at Atlas Copco here.

Places to Be: The Most Sustainable Corporate Hospitality Chains Around the World

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By the Editors

CR professionals know that every venue they utilize should meet certain sustainable standards. To help companies with future event planning, CR Magazine has compiled a list of the most sustainable corporate hospitality chains, ensuring that the facility chosen is dedicated to corporate responsibility. The following corporate chains were researched by the editorial staff and are in unranked alphabetical order.

Marina Bay Sands and The Venetian Macao Among The World’s Nine Most Gorgeous Casinos

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Earlier this year, Architectural Digest named Marina Bay Sands and The Venetian Macao among the nine most gorgeous casinos around the world.  Others in the listing include The Ritz Club London, Wynn Las Vegas, Casino de Monte-Carlo, and Casino Baden Baden in Germany.

Green Building Initiatives Continue Following U.S. Departure from Paris Agreement

by Daniel Rosen
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Upon its signing in 2015, the Paris Agreement was hailed as a landmark pact that unified 196 nations throughout the world in combatting climate change. The accord in part aims to limit the rise in global average temperature this century to 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. It was seen as a decisive step towards fighting what Ban Ki-moon, United Nations secretary-general, called “one of the most crucial problems on earth.”

Black & Veatch-Designed Microgrid to Power Innovation at Shell Technology Center in Houston

Company delivers microgrid innovation platform
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., July 13, 2017 /3BL Media/– Black & Veatch, a leader in the design and deployment of clean energy-producing microgrids, has been selected by Shell International Exploration & Production Company, Inc. to perform engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) on a new microgrid system at Shell’s Technology Center in Houston.

Smart Metering Enables Smarter Utility Management

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Among the most notable findings from this year’s Strategic Directions: Water Industry Report is the velocity of planning throughout the industry for implementing more advanced operational technologies, such as advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and enterprise asset management. More than 30 percent of utilities have indicated plans to implement these technologies, indicating the industry’s evolution and response to perennial issues of tightening budgets, rising costs and providing enhanced customer service.

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