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How Our Power-Efficient Technologies Benefit Smartphone Users and the Earth

Qualcomm CFO Akash Palkhiwala discusses the company’s mobile origins and why it matters
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Consider how much we rely on our smartphones every day, from texting, listening to podcasts, and taking photos to ordering goods online, streaming video, and using GPS navigation – there’s a lot of processing happening in a relatively small device. And all that processing consumes battery energy. Yet, most people’s smartphones serve them all day on a single charge. And many of those phones are enabled by power-efficient solutions created by Qualcomm Technologies.

Power efficiency is in our DNA

Tetra Tech's Brian Goldcrump Discusses the Impact of Building System Electrification on Lowering the Carbon Footprint of New and Existing Buildings

Transitioning from gas-powered to electrified building systems
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Brian Goldcrump has more than 10 years of experience in building design and energy modeling and leads the Tetra Tech High Performance Building Group’s building energy modeling teams in Portland, Oregon, and Seattle, Washington. Brian works with clients in the early design phases to understand and advise on energy system options and the best paths for each project. He is particularly interested in post-occupancy building performance, helping owners understand that performance, and ensuring the building is performing as expected.

Challenge Accepted: Rockwell Automation and JMP Produce 10,000 Ventilators in Response to the Pandemic

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When Health Canada needed 10,000 ventilators to support the fight against COVID-19, JMP Solutions reached out to the team at the Rockwell Automation Cambridge facility for help. JMP, a longtime customer, asked the team to quickly design and create enclosures for urgently needed ventilator units. 

Breaking Down the Barriers to Big Data Opportunity

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By Pubs Abayasiri, Associate Director – Digital Products, CLP, and Vidal Fernandez, Director – Big Data, CLP

There was a time, not long ago, where many of us operated and made decisions based largely on our knowledge and experience rather than data. That seems almost inconceivable these days when most of us are awake to the benefits of data-driven services.

Duluth Gets Its First Community-owned Solar Project in Lincoln Park to Benefit Disadvantaged Families and Veterans

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A new garden in town is providing energy to community members in Duluth, MN—but it’s not produced through photosynthesis.

The Lincoln Park Solar Garden is a 40-kilowatt solar array project by Ecolibrium3. The non-profit group in Duluth operates in the low-income Lincoln Park neighborhood to lead and inspire change towards an equitable and sustainable future.

Innovate ... Then What?

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Innovation is vital for a business to establish a competitive advantage. Putting it to work is another challenge in itself, however, and success often comes only after a protracted period of trial and error.

Take CLP’s digital solutions platform Smart Energy Connect  (SEC) as an example. Its ability to rebound from the setbacks it encountered in offering an indoor air quality solution provides a useful lesson in the value of persistence.

Food Resiliency Project Uses 5G to Transform Farming and Improve Food Resiliency

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This week, we announced a collaboration between Snohomish County, the 5G Open Innovation Lab and our partners to create a state-of-the-art agriculture technology field lab at two farms in rural Washington. It’s called the Food Resiliency Project and it’s funded by the CARES Act with the goal to bring together farmers, distributors and technology companies to transform the agriculture industry and improve food resiliency.

WSP USA Study: Street Closure Encourages Recreational Activity During Pandemic

Philadelphia repurposed a road exclusively for bicycles and pedestrians as a temporary shared use facility for outdoor exercise and alternative transportation.
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At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Philadelphia officials closed 4.3 miles of a city street to vehicle traffic, reserving it exclusively for bicycles and pedestrians.

Repurposing Martin Luther King Jr. Drive – located along a narrow wooded stretch between the Schuylkill River and Schuylkill Expressway from Falls Bridge to Eakins Oval – opened the four-lane roadway for people who were eager to get outside and safely take a stroll or casual bike ride while maintaining adequate social distancing.

The Importance of EHS Compliance

Where to Focus, Common Challenges & Consequences of Non-Compliance
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In these "new normal" days, environmental, health and safety (EHS) compliance isn’t the sole concern of most businesses—it’s just one part of running a healthy and productive company. But compliance is still an absolute must in order to run a safe and effective business, and EHS managers are faced with the daunting task of managing regulatory compliance across multiple facilities and functions, often without a lot of resources and now likely virtual in some capacity. As we look at this new year, it's a great time to refocus and revisit your "pre-COVID" initiatives and goals.

FPT Industrial Leads a Swiss Funded Project for Alternative Fuels in Heavy Duty Engines

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Being ever more sustainable is one of the strategic objectives that FPT Industrial, a global powertrain brand of CNH Industrial N.V., is facing, and it is also a major challenge. The requirement to reach the European CO2 emission targets in 2025 and 2030 make the use of alternative fuels and e-fuels possible paths to addressing these challenges.

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