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State of the Green Building Industry 2021

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by Deisy Verdinez of the US Green Building Council 

There’s renewed commitment from companies and organizations to run their business and operations in more sustainable ways. As communities and consumers begin to demand more from organizations to do more to support their communities, many are not only including sustainability in corporate social responsibility plans but are also are setting ambitious goals to reduce their impacts on the environment. And they’re making real strides in achieving these goals.

Ecofin Strives to Make a Positive Impact Without Compromising Returns

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by Brent Newcomb, President of Ecofin

Ecofin is a sustainable investing specialist dedicated to climate action, social impact and water.

First, climate action is the drive to reduce emissions, and includes both the energy transition and waste transition.  This means conventional categories such as solar, wind, hydro and batteries, in addition to the electrification of transport, energy efficiency, waste-to-value (recycling) and waste-to-energy (cleaner fuels such as renewable natural gas).

Webinar: Assessing Climate Risks to Commercial Enterprises and Prioritizing Mitigation Actions

Snack & Learn Webinar Series 2021 - The webinar will offer insights into assessing options and improving the adaptive capacity of commercial enterprises at least cost.
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Many commercial enterprises have mature risk management practices. These risk management practices often will consider the impact of severe weather events on operations and their customer base.

WATCH: Planning for the Future in Southern California: OCBC's Chairman's Leadership Breakfast Featuring Lewis Cornell, WSP USA

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On the horizon in Southern California: 2028 Olympics, L.A.'s Operation NEXT, California Comeback Plan, environmental justice, offshore wind power, and the infrastructure that will support it all. Lewis (Lou) Cornell, WSP USA President and CEO, joined the 

Amtrak Receives Federal Approval for Environmental Impact Study (EIS) for Gateway Hudson Tunnel Project

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Congratulations to Amtrak on receiving key federal approval for the Environmental Impact Study (EIS) for the Gateway Hudson Tunnel project, which is part of the larger Gateway Project, that will allow rehabilitation of the existing 110-year-old tunnels currently used by 450+ Amtrak and 

Three Post COVID-19 Resilience Trends to Watch

Climate-related financial disclosures, the emergence of chief resilience officers and climate adaptation, resilience finance mechanisms are trending post-pandemic.
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Note: This is the first article in a series highlighting changes to environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategies we expect to see in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This article examines changes to resilience strategies to address volatile markets and supply chains.

In 2020, the year we faced a global pandemic, record-breaking wildfires and political unrest across the U.S., demand for our corporate climate risk, adaptation and resilience services increased by 305 percent.

Black & Veatch Celebrates 60 Years of Delivering Infrastructure Solutions in Canada

Engineering, construction leader sees path to decarbonization and sustainability emerge from Canada’s history of innovation in power, oil & gas, water and telecom
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TORONTO, July 26, 2021 /3BL Media/ - As Black & Veatch celebrates its 60th year of innovative operations in Canada, the company recognizes the more than 1,500 completed projects that span power and energy market segments, essential water management solutions, and telecommunications advancements across the country. With the milestone, the company’s experts – now at the forefront of the decarbonization and sustainability movements – see significant opportunities to accelerate Canada’s deployment of advanced infrastructure assets.

Black & Veatch Management Consulting Launches New Cybersecurity Maturity Model Readiness Service

Global management consulting practice launched new services to help federal contractors achieve readiness to be Level 3-certified as required by the U.S. Department of Defense
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., July 20, 2021 /3BL Media/ - To address growing cybersecurity concerns, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has introduced the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) requirement for federal contractors. To help federal contractors prepare for their Level 1 - 3 assessment, Black & Veatch Management Consulting, LLC, has achieved accreditation as a Registered Provider Organization (RPO) from the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Accreditation Body (CMMC-AB).

Black & Veatch Awarded Federal Funding to Advance Direct Air Capture Technology

Department of Energy selects global engineering leader to participate in R&D project aimed at capturing a ground-breaking 100,000 tons of CO2 per year
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., July 19, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded Black & Veatch $2.5 million in federal funding to participate in a research and development (R&D) project aimed at advancing direct air capture (DAC) technology. The global engineering leader will develop an initial engineering design of a DAC system that aims to capture 100,000 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the atmosphere per year – currently, no existing DAC system has this level of capacity.

Cummins Launches Initiative Targeting Global Water Crisis

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Global power leader Cummins Inc. has announced a new global community program called Cummins Water Works to address the global water crisis by partnering with leading water experts and investing and engaging in sustainable, large-scale, high-impact water projects around the world.

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