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International WELL Building Institute™ To Lead Consortium Developing Global Set of Standards for Indoor and Outdoor Environmental Quality Monitoring Systems and Sensors

Industry Leaders RESET, BRE and GBCA will collaborate with IWBI™ on Guideline Development
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NEW YORK, March 7, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™), along with RESET™, the Building Research Establishment (BRE) and the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) today announced a joint agreement to work together to develop a coordinated set of global standards and guidelines for indoor and outdoor environmental monitoring systems and sensors.

MetLife is First U.S. Insurer to Achieve Carbon Neutrality

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NEW YORK, March 1, 2017 /3BL Media/ – MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) recently announced that it has achieved its 2015 goal of carbon neutrality, becoming the first U.S.-based insurer to do so.

MetLife achieved carbon neutrality by integrating sustainability and energy efficiency best practices across the company’s global operations, and then offsetting the remainder of emissions through investments in carbon mitigation projects around the world.

Exhibition Street Tower Achieves Sustainability First

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The Green Perspective | Sustainable Buildings

Invesco Real Estate (IRE), a global real estate investment manager, has collaborated with CBRE, a global leader in real estate services, to improve the NABERS rating of one of Melbourne’s premier office towers into what is now the first 6 Star NABERS rated retrofitted building in Victoria.

IRE engaged CBRE, Ausnviro and AG Coombs to improve the environmental performance of 321 Exhibition Street – a 20-storey A-Grade tower comprising 30,200 sqm of office space.

Commercial Energy Storage: Sustainability’s Low-Hanging Fruit

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It is easy to talk about sustainability, especially when the timeframes for achieving quantifiable results are comfortably far in the future. It’s much harder to actually implement feasible sustainability programs that will have a significant business impact.

Power of the Sun: Green Mountain Energy Launches Innovative Combination to Help Homeowners Make the Most of Solar

Solar Installer Partnership Paired with Buyback Program & Solar Rebate
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HOUSTON– February 22, 2017 /3BL Media/  – Texans now have more reasons to adopt rooftop solar with Green Mountain Energy’s new solar program, featuring a simple three-step process that helps make going solar easy for Texas homeowners. Through the initiative, Green Mountain pairs a homeowner with an approved local rooftop solar installer, then enrolls the homeowner in the Green Mountain Renewable Rewards® buy-back program and provides the homeowner with a SolarSPARC® rebate.

Monsanto Marks Substantial Progress Against Sustainability Goals in 2016 Report

Details Key Climate Action Milestones, Alignment with UN Sustainable Development Goals and Position on Biodiversity
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ST. LOUIS, February 21, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Monsanto Company today released its 2016 Sustainability Report, Growing Better Together. Highlights include Monsanto’s actions to help mitigate and adapt to climate change through collaborative efforts, the advancement of its biodiversity position and alignment of its work with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Energy Storage: How Sustainability Works for All of Us

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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.

#NowOrNeverglades Movement Gains Momentum

Here’s How You Can Help - By: Phil Monahan
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Although most of the algae is gone and the St. Lucie River is running clear again, the growing movement to fix the hydrology of South Florida and send more water to the Everglades continues apace.

New Exhibition at Marina Bay Sands ArtScience Museum Uses Augmented Reality to Raise Awareness of Rainforest Conservation Issues

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Into the Wild: An Immersive Virtual Adventure, is the latest permanent development at Marina Bay Sands’ ArtScience Museum in Singapore. The virtual reality adventure transforms nearly 11,000 square feet into a virtual rainforest, which can be explored using one’s smartphone device. The exhibition is made by ArtScience Museum, Google, Lenovo, and World Wildlife Foundation (WWF), in association with Panasonic and Qualcomm, working with the creative talents of MediaMonks and Singaporean artist, Brian Gothong Tan.

Bald Eagle That Survived Lead Poisoning Released at Consumers Energy’s Karn Generating Plant

Bird of Prey One of 500 Successfully Released from Plant Flight Pen
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ESSEXVILLE, Mich., February 15, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Consumers Energy employees at the company’s Karn Weadock generating complex Friday celebrated the successful release back to the wild of a juvenile bald eagle nursed back to health after it nearly died from lead poisoning.

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