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McDonald's Opens First Net-Zero Restaurant at Disney World

WSP USA provided mechanical-electrical-plumbing engineering and energy analysis for the carbon-neutral fast-food establishment.
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Eight decades after McDonald’s restaurant revolutionized a speedier way to prepare and serve meals, the fast-food giant is once again setting new standards in the industry, laying the groundwork for a more ecologically responsible place to dine.

The façade of the 8,000-square-foot McDonald’s at Disney World in Buena Vista, Florida, not only appears strikingly different than its traditional restaurant chain, but every segment of the building has been meticulously designed to create the world’s first “net-zero” fast food restaurant.

SCE Helps Pomona Fairplex Install 200 EV Chargers

The largest Charge Ready project to date is completed on time amid COVID-related challenges.
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by Paul Griffo

Southern California Edison recently completed the largest Charge Ready electric vehicle charging project to date at the site of the Los Angeles County Fair in Pomona — on time and under budget, even amid challenges related to COVID-19.

Edison International Applauds ZETA on EV Policy Platform

by Paul Griffo
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Edison International applauds the release of a many-faceted policy platform to hasten the adoption of electric vehicles announced by the Washington, D.C.-based Zero Emission Transportation Association.

United States Air Force Begins Construction on $403 Million Energy Savings Performance Contract with Schneider Electric to Enhance Mission Readiness at Yokota Air Base

Summary: 
  • Long-term solution improves energy infrastructure at the base through a combined heat and power plant with microgrid controls and energy efficiency to ensure reliable, resilient power supply
  • One of the most comprehensive resilience solutions within an ESPC to date by Department of Defense providing reduced and stabilized utility costs, power reliability, guaranteed uptime, operational continuity, and long-term onsite support
  • Expands existing partnership with fourth ESPC between the Air Force and Schneider Electric in four years
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  • Long-term solution improves energy infrastructure at the base through a combined heat and power plant with microgrid controls and energy efficiency to ensure reliable, resilient power supply
  • One of the most comprehensive resilience solutions within an ESPC to date by Department of Defense providing reduced and stabilized utility costs, power reliability, guaranteed uptime, operational continuity, and long-term onsite support
  • Expands existing partnership with fourth ESPC between the Air Force and Schneider Electric in four years

How Biden's Climate Policies May Affect Georgia

Drawdown Georgia Team Members Interviewed by WABE
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BY MOLLY SAMUEL

Georgia is already feeling effects from climate change. On the coast, sea levels are going up. Temperatures are going up around Georgia, too; last year was one of the state’s warmest on record.

Rising seas threaten highways, bridges and homes. Heat affects people’s health. Drought is not good for farmers.

CBRE Analysis Identifies 11 US Counties as Most Resilient Amid Modern Economic, Health, Environmental Concerns

Complex Site-Selection Analysis Reveals Location Opportunities in Secondary Markets like Franklin County, OH, Greenville County, SC, and Hamilton County, IN
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Spokane County, WA., claims 522,000 residents, thriving aerospace manufacturing and health sciences industries, the nickname “Lilac City” for its eponymous county seat, and bragging rights as the originator of Father’s Day.

Garry King Named Global Services Leader for Black & Veatch's Conventional Power Generation Business

Building on the company’s 100-year history of engineering and construction expertise, addition further reinforces the company’s position in a rapidly changing market.
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., January 20, 2021 /3BL Media/ – The global power generation industry continues to be transformed as it finds itself balancing demand for baseload power with the continued need to decarbonize and further integrate renewable energy into the power generation mix.

To meet its clients’ evolving needs in this shifting market, Black & Veatch is further expanding its power generation service offerings and has named Garry King as Senior Vice President of Global Services in the company’s Global Conventional Generation business line.

Black & Veatch Addresses Digital Living, Smart Cities in Forbes

Bleutech Park Las Vegas is a tech fan’s dream - as long as system integration is in place
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Driven by increasingly tangible visions of the future, smart cities are evolving into holistic communities built on fully integrated digital ecosystems. To help champion these technologies, last year Black & Veatch, a global provider of smart infrastructure services and solutions, announced that it has joined Forbes’ “Future of Smart Cities Campaign." 

Floating Blue Ammonia Production: Creating a Zero-Carbon Emission Fuel

Economic investment opportunities exist while transforming the global gas industry
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January 15, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Today more than ever, there is strong economic incentive for decarbonization solutions. 

Decarbonization efforts are gathering momentum across governments, big business and financial institutions around the world. The three largest importers of liquified natural gas (LNG) – China, Japan and Korea – have pledged to go carbon neutral no later than 2060, and many of the world’s largest and most influential corporations are actively setting ambitious net-zero targets.

Black & Veatch Launches New Environmental Business Unit

New organization focuses company’s vast experience in delivering environmental solutions as clients seek environmental science, regulatory, climate and sustainability solutions
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., January 11, 2021 /3BL Media/ – As enterprises thoughtfully work to meet environmental objectives from regulators, shareholders and consumers, Black & Veatch announces the launch of a dedicated environmental business unit to support those objectives.

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