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Sustainability, Climate Change and AECOM's Plan for Long Island (Part 3 of 3)

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Home to more than 2.8 million residents, New York's Long Island is one of the most densely populated regions in the United States. The final part in the three-video series, this video addresses how AECOM's sustainability plan is helping communities to address risk, mitigate greenhouse gases, and become more resilient to climate change.

Learn more about AECOM's Long Island Regional Sustainability Plan. 

 

Implementing a Successful Operational Risk Management Framework

What EHS Managers Should Learn from Best-In-Class companies
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Gaining visibility into and control over the multitude of internal and external risks is one of the top priorities of corporations today. With a recent jump in regulatory mandates and increasingly active shareholders, many organizations have become sensitive to identifying and eliminating areas of risk — including operational, IT, brand, and reputation areas — from their business.

For EHS Managers, reducing operational risks such as environmental & social risks, incidents and regulatory sanctions is a core component of any effective EHS strategy. 

3E Company, CH2M HILL, ERM, and RegScan among Partners Recognized by 2014 Enablon Excellence Awards

Partners Honored for Commitment to Customer Delight
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Chicago/Paris, Nov 4, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Enablon, the world's leading provider of Sustainability, EH&S and Risk Management software, recognized six of its partners for their accomplishments in delivering unmatched value to customers and developing a strong and rapidly growing partnership with Enablon.

BNSF's David Smith Awarded 2014 Professional Environmental Excellence Award

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The Association of American Railroads (AAR) recently awarded the 2014 Professional Environmental Excellence Award, which is the highest honor for environmental professionals in the railroad industry, to BNSF Railway Manager of Environmental Remediation David Smith.  

The award, which recognizes an individual who has demonstrated outstanding performance in environmental awareness and responsibility during the year, was presented at the annual Railroad Environmental Conference at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Aligning Risk & EHS Management Strategies: How to Break Silos & Improve Efficiency

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EH&S has a long history meeting complex challenges and deep experience in identifying, mitigating, and monitoring risk. Meanwhile, organizations are undertaking enterprise risk management (and broader GRC) strategies to federate silos of risk across the organization. EH&S is in a key position to help define and lead risk management strategies in the organization given the depth of experience and history EH&S has had in risk management. These teams should provide assistance in defining risk management strategy, process, information, and technology architecture.

Wells Fargo Launches $10 million Cleantech Innovation Incubator

First-ever program of its kind in the banking industry fosters early stage clean energy technologies
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DENVER, Oct 28, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) today launched the Innovation Incubator (IN2) program, a $10 million environmental grant for clean technology startups funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation and co-administered by the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to foster the development of early stage clean technologies for commercial buildings. The program is the first of its kind within the banking industry.

Sustainable Cities: Challenges and Opportunities in Japan

Posted by David Braun
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Thought leaders from across Japan’s energy sector gathered in Tokyo last week to discuss the role energy will play in adapting the country’s cities to a challenging environment of aging and declining population and increasing dependence on foreign sources for food and fuel. Tokyo-Yokohama, the world’s largest urban concentration, is already in many ways in the vanguard of the future of urban centers. What happens in this mega city is being watched closely across the planet for ideas to emulate or avoid.

MGM Resorts International and NRG Energy Celebrate the Installation of the World’s Largest Convention Center Solar Array

The 20-acre array at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino will offset 20 percent of the resort’s peak energy demand, will be joined by an additional 2-megawatt dc (MW dc) array currently under development
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LAS VEGAS, October 23, 2014 /3BL Media/ - NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NRG) and MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) today announced the completed installation of the world’s largest rooftop solar array on a convention center. Covering approximately 20 acres atop the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, the 6.4 megawatt (MW dc) [5.0 megawatt ac (MW ac)] photovoltaic array will produce enough electricity to power the equivalent of approximately 1,000 U.S. homes annually and is the first of its kind on the Las Vegas Strip.

New, More Precise Electric Grid Analysis Can Typically Help Companies Cut 70% More Emissions with the Same Solar (or Other Distributed Energy) Budget

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Boston, MA, October 21, 2014 /3BL Media/ — Energy Points, the source energy intelligence company, has achieved an unmatched level of granularity in automated electricity supply chain analysis, which will help companies reach emissions targets more quickly and get better overall results for their budgets. Those that are planning solar and other distributed energy projects in order to replace the grid’s emission-intensive energy sources have the most to gain.

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