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Webcasts Focus on Role of Buildings, Communities and Organizations to Respond to Today's Global Health Challenges

Webcasts with IWBI: September 21 - September 25
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With the gravity of the situation regarding COVID-19, today, more than ever, the spaces where we spend our time play a role in the future of protecting our families, our businesses and the public at large. Join IWBI and the WELL community for an array of virtual panels and discussions surrounding the importance of better buildings, more vibrant communities and stronger organizations.

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Empire State Realty Trust Achieves WELL Health-Safety Rating

First commercial portfolio to achieve the rating in the U.S.
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NEW YORK, September 21, 2020 / 3BL Media/ -- The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) today announced that Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT), the greater New York metro area office and retail real estate leader, is the first commercial real estate portfolio in the U.S. to achieve the WELL Health-Safety Rating for Facility Operations and Management. ESRT’s portfolio is comprised of 14 office properties and six stand-alone retail properties totaling approximately 10.1 million rentable square feet, including the iconic Empire State Building.

Ray of Hope Prize Winner Showcased in Animated Video

ECOncrete offers biomimetic solutions for coastal and marine infrastructure
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ECOncrete wins $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize. Animated video overview released.

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ECOncrete wins $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize. Animated video overview released.

New IOC Guide to Make Sustainability “Business as Usual” for the Olympic Movement

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The guidelines – called “Sustainability Management in Sports” – will help National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and International Federations (IFs) integrate sustainability into their operations and events.

A Better Solution: An Inside Look at the Audacious Plan to Build the World's Largest Mirrored Building

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The Guardian Glass team remembers driving through the Al Ula valley, a natural wonder dotted by an aquifer-fed oasis, ancient homes built inside limestone outcroppings with elegant carved facades. They were on their way to see something new: the Maraya Concert Hall.

Land Betterment Corporation Featured in Think Realty Magazine

Real estate magazine highlights the use of container-based modular homes to address the housing problems facing the Appalachian region
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FISHERS, Ind., September 8, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Land Betterment Corporation (“Land Betterment” or the “Company”), an environmental solutions company fostering positive impact through upcycling former coal mining sites to create sustainable community development and job creation, is proud to announce its recognition by Think Realty Magazine.  In its article, Think Realty Magazine discusses how container-based modular homes, which are upcycled from used shipping containers, offers an economic solution to the housing problems facing the Appalachian region and to the environment

New Holland Agriculture and the World's First Production Methane Powered Tractor

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New Holland Agriculture, a global agricultural brand of CNH Industrial, is recognized as a leading proponent of sustainable agriculture. The New Holland T6 Methane Power tractor is the world’s first 100% methane powered production tractor, key to on-farm CO2 reduction without compromising performance.

UPS Infographic | Sustainable Facilities

As our business continues to grow, we are investing in alternative energy projects across our facilities to ensure this growth is environmentally sustainable.
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This infographic is from UPS's latest Interactive Sustainability Report: Accelerating Sustainable Solutions. Visit ups.com/sustainability to see the Highlights brochure with translations, GRI Content Index, and other stories of innovation.

All Hands on Deck for Expo 2020 Dubai

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As the official logistics partner of Expo 2020 Dubai, UPS is an important player in the lead-up to the event. Like other world expositions, Expo 2020 will bring together visitors from all parts of the world to share solutions to global challenges. And like past expos, Dubai is planning for an unforgettable experience with hundreds of new buildings, events, and attractions for visitors to enjoy. While we have expertise managing logistics for mega-events like the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games, the six-month-long Expo 2020 will be an effort unlike any other.

Yankee Stadium Becomes First Sports Venue in the World to Achieve WELL Health-Safety Rating

Proactively Addresses Covid-19 Prevention and Overall Facility Wellness Elements
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NEW YORK, August 26, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) today announced that Yankee Stadium, the home of the New York Yankees, is the first sports and entertainment venue in the world to achieve the WELL Health-Safety Rating for Facility Operations and Management. The rating requirements, which have been fulfilled by the club, serve as a blueprint for best operating procedures to help combat COVID-19, while also providing world-class standards for overall health and safety.

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