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AIDAperla Will Receive the Largest Battery Storage System in Passenger Shipping in 2020

AIDA Cruises and Corvus Energy sign agreement for further cooperation at the opening of the first production plant of the battery manufacturer in Norway.
Press Release

On the occasion of the opening of Corvus Energy's first production plant in Bergen, Norway, AIDA President Felix Eichhorn and the world's most renowned provider of maritime battery systems signed the agreement on September 5, 2019 to electrify the first cruise ship of AIDA Cruises. AIDAperla will be the first ship to be fitted with lithium-ion batteries from Corvus, produced in Norway, in 2020. The 300-meter-long cruise ship receives a battery pack capable of generating a total output of 10 MWh.

Premiere in Barcelona: AIDAnova Is First Ever Ship to Be Supplied With Low-Emission Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) in the Mediterranean

Press Release

September 4, 2019 /3BL Media/ — On April 26, 2019, AIDA Cruises and numerous representatives from politics, port-related businesses and tourism celebrated the first-time arrival of the world's first LNG cruise ship in Barcelona.

Clarion Partners Details Deepening Environmental, Social and Governance Commitments in New Corporate Social Responsibility Report

By David Gilbert, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer at Clarion Partners
Newsletter

Clarion Partners realizes it’s possible to ensure a more sustainable future while delivering value to our clients and tenants. At the same time, we know that affecting change at the property level requires us to start from within.

Safeway-Albertsons Distribution Center Showcases Sustainability

By Christopher Keizur
Article

Gresham's Safeway-Albertsons Regional Distribution Center showed how being green can be implemented on a massive scaleduring a monthly gathering of like-minded business owners and community members last week.[...]

Daryl Woods, director of distribution for Safeway-Albertsons Regional Distribution Center said the key is using smart practices to lower the facility's footprint, while also discovering cost savings in all aspects of the business. 

AIDA Cruises: Start of Construction for the Second LNG Cruise Ship at the Meyer Werft Shipyard in Papenburg

As early as 2023, half of all AIDA guests will be sailing on ships operated with low-emission liquefied natural gas.
Press Release

PAPENBURG, Germany and ROSTOCK, Germany, August 28, 2019 /3BL Media/ — On August 15, 2019, the first steel cut took place at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg for the sister ship of AIDAnova, the world’s first cruise ship that is fully powered with low-emission liquefied natural gas (LNG). Just recently, AIDA Cruises was awarded the Blue Angel, the German Federal Government’s ecolabel for AIDAnova’s environmentally friendly ship design.

When Water is the Product, How Do We Afford Sustainability?

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By Andrew Chastain-Howley, Director of Water Solutions, Atonix Digital

Few appreciate the cost of water like commercial facilities and industrial manufacturers. Many of them are selling a product that requires water as part of the larger infrastructure setup that ultimately results in consumer goods. Take for instance food and beverage makers, for whom water is the good. Or paper and pulp companies, whose dry products rely almost exclusively on water.

Black & Veatch: Electric Industry Must Adapt, Embrace the Concept of ‘New Energy’

Strategic Directions Report reinforces the need for the industry to evolve
Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., August 13, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Electric utilities are navigating one of the industry’s most dynamic times across diverse geographies and stakeholders, presented with a mix of opportunities as they work to meet changing customer demands along with the need to deliver reliable, resilient power, Black & Veatch’s new 2019 Strategic Directions: Electric Report finds.

Resilience in Focus Amid Growing Environmental Risks to the Built Environment

By Amanda Steele
Article

Resilience. It’s not a term commonly associated with real estate, however, growing environmental stresses and their threat to the built environment are bringing it to the forefront of long-term real estate investment strategies.

Resilience is defined as the ability to avoid, or bounce back quickly from, an adverse event.

In the realm of real estate, it pertains to buildings being able to sustain capital values and an uninterrupted flow of operating income after a natural disaster or catastrophic event.

Bridgestone Bloomington Plant Recognized for Safety

Bloomington, Illinois plant recertified by Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Voluntary Protection Program as Star participant
Press Release

NASHVILLE, Tenn.  (August 5, 2019) ― Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (Bridgestone) announced that its off-the-road (OTR) tire plant in Bloomington, Illinois was recently recertified for continued participation in the Illinois Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Voluntary Protection Program as a Star participant. The program is part of the U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP).

Carnival Corporation Releases Annual Sustainability Report for 2018

Company reports on key sustainability initiatives, including launching world's first cruise vessel powered in port and at sea by liquefied natural gas, world's cleanest burning fossil fuel
Press Release
MIAMIJuly 31, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest leisure travel company, recently released its ninth annual sustainability report, detailing the key initiativ

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