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WSP Supports World Water Day 2021 - Valuing Water

A series of webinars and articles by WSP thought leaders will explore opportunities to maintain a reliable, sustainable water supply.
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Given the impacts of climate change on water, it is more imperative than ever that we value this precious resource in a responsible and accountable manner.

World Water Day will be celebrated on March 22, 2021 to raise awareness around global water shortages and support the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030.

Making Sense of The Texas Power Outages

by Aamir Paul
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The Texas grid came within “seconds and minutes” of a grid outage that could’ve lasted months. I think it’s time to raise the sense of urgency around grid modernization and resiliency.

Goodyear, EASE Logistics and the City of Dublin, Ohio to Collaborate on Connected Mobility Pilot

The three entities will experiment in the areas of tire intelligence and cloud-based logistics
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AKRON, Ohio /3BL Media/ – The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, EASE Logistics and the City of Dublin today announced a pilot as part of the Smart Columbus initiative to advance connected mobility.

American Airlines and Deloitte Pioneer Market-based Solution to Reduce Carbon Emissions From Air Travel

Innovative pilot program designed to increase production of sustainable aviation fuel
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FORT WORTH, Texas, February 26,2021 /3BL Media/ ― American Airlines and Deloitte today announced an innovative collaboration to advance the use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to reduce emissions from aviation. The SAF emissions agreement between American and Deloitte reduces life cycle emissions from aviation by 3,050 metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2), which is equivalent to approximately 10,000 passengers flying one-way from New York City to Los Angeles.

Acre & John Elkington | Building Back Better: From Sustainability To The 'Regenerative Economy' Webinar

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As the world peeks beyond the COVID-19 crisis and Joe Biden’s administration takes up residence in Washington, D.C., humankind faces an existential challenge:

How do we reignite the global economy while prioritizing infrastructure investments that slow the march of climate change?

Keeping in Mind IAQ Design and Build Fundamentals in a COVID-centric World

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“All it takes is a sneeze. Whether you’re working at home or in an office, that simple sound triggers a response. For most people, it goes something like this: “Hmm, maybe it’s just a winter allergy. No, that sounded more like a cold. What if there’s a fever? How do I know if it’s the flu or COVID-19? How do I know those germs aren’t spreading through the HVAC system?”  

Fortunately, there are multiple rating systems and certifications already available to help guide the design and construction of buildings that support occupant health, whether during a pandemic or not.”

WSP USA Partners With the Coalition for Climate Resilient Investment

Collaborating to integrate climate-related data into cash flow modeling and valuation estimation practices for infrastructure assets.
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WASHINGTON, D.C., February 18, 2021 /3BL Media/ — WSP USA, a leading engineering and professional services firm, has partnered with the Coalition for Climate Resilient Investment (CCRI) on an initiative to support resilient communities and sustained socio-economic development. 

CCRI is focused on developing practical methods and tools to mainstream climate-related data into infrastructure investment decisions.  

To Reduce Climate Impacts, the Building Industry Must Change

Laurent Bataille is executive vice president of the Digital Energy Division at Schneider Electric.
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There are large gains to be made by digitizing building infrastructure. Digital technologies enable buildings to understand where people are, what they need, and what they don’t need. An end-to-end digital architecture will give us the potential to reduce our buildings’ impact on the environment by an average of 30% by reducing carbon emissions and lowering energy usage. The best way to achieve this is by integrating onsite renewable energy with active energy management throughout building systems.

Four Water Stewardship Trends to Watch in 2021

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This article is the second in a four-part “Sustainability Trends” series by the WSP USA Sustainability, Energy & Climate Change team.

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This article is the second in a four-part “Sustainability Trends” series by the WSP USA Sustainability, Energy & Climate Change team.

Three Greenhouse Gas Management Trends to Watch in 2021

Summary: 

This article is the first in a four-part “Sustainability Trends” series by the WSP USA Sustainability, Energy & Climate Change team.

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This article is the first in a four-part “Sustainability Trends” series by the WSP USA Sustainability, Energy & Climate Change team.

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