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Achieving a 4.0 for Sustainability in Higher Education

Register Now for Mohawk Group’s Latest Free Webinar — Wednesday, May 20, 2020, from 12-1 P.M. EST
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Presenter: Rami Vagal – Senior Sustainability Manager, Mohawk Group
Credits available: AIA, IDCEC, USGBC-GBCI

Case IH Tractors Play Key Role in Turning Sugarcane Waste into Valuable Commodity

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With energy generated from renewable sources predicted to be among the major sources of power in the next decade, a company in the Philippines is tackling the challenge head-on and turning trash into a highly prized commodity.

Biopower is constructing three biomass power stations on Negros, the fourth largest island of the Philippines, with the aim of producing a total of 72 megawatts of green baseload power to feed into the local grid as well as for export to surrounding islands.

ENR Rankings Put Black & Veatch at the Heart of Digital Transformation

Strong placements in power, telecommunications and water cement Black & Veatch’s position at the leading edge of utility infrastructure development
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., April 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ – At its heart the world’s digital transformation relies on clean energy and the rapid, resilient transmission of data and information. Securing top four finishes in three key Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) rankings puts Black & Veatch at the center of enabling the digital society. 

Unveiling the Porter Novelli Purpose Summit: Committing to Action Amid COVID-19

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The COVID‐19 crisis is accelerating the transformation of business – one that solidifies the private sector mandate of a stakeholder‐first, rather than shareholder‐only, mentality. We’ve kept a pulse on this shift, brand action and stakeholder expectations, revealing that 75% of the U.S. public believes business must take action to protect employees, care for communities and support front-line workers in the fight against COVID‐19. Companies who have rapidly and authentically met this expectation demonstrate Purpose – at its finest.

Every Day is Earth Day at Black & Veatch

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From leading the charge to cleaner, greener renewable energy…
To sustainable NextGen agriculture solutions to feed tomorrow’s world…
And accelerating electrified, emissions-free mobility…
Every day is Earth Day at Black & Veatch.
 
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Silver Oak Winery: World’s First Production Facility to Earn “Living Building” Certification

Sonoma winery certified to world’s most ambitious green building standard by the International Living Future Institute
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HEALDSBURG, Calif., April 22, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Silver Oak and the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) announced today that the winery has become the largest certified Living Building in the world. The certification was awarded after more than five years of careful planning and construction, followed by a rigorous one-year performance audit.

Handprints Over Footprints: Combining Social Impact with Environmental Stewardship to Create Net-Positive Enterprises

Register Now for Mohawk Group’s Online CEU on April 15
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Presenter: Rami Vagal – Senior Sustainability Manager, Mohawk Group
Credits available: AIA, IDCEC

This free online CEU introduces the concept of "handprinting," and its increasing importance in the transformational movement of regenerative sustainability.

The presentation will provide an overview of footprints and handprints along with the key differentiators of the concepts. It will cover how and why sustainability cannot be truly achievable without social equity.

Electric Service Remains Safe and Reliable During COVID-19 Emergency Restrictions

Electricity is an essential service exempt from Gov. Gavin Newsom’s stay-at-home order.
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by Caroline Aoyagi-Stom

As communities throughout California continue to practice physcial distancing amid Gov. Gavin Newsom’s stay-at-home order, the utility is reassuring its customers that electric service will not be impacted. Electric service is considered essential and Southern California Edison employees are exempt from the order.

Aiming for Carbon Neutral by 2050; Building the Rocket Ship for the New "Moon Shot"

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Decarbonization is a hot topic and can be considered the new “moon shot” of the 21st century. In a recently contributed article to Power Engineering magazine, power industry professionals Leslie Ponder and Kevin Cornish explore the future of decarbonization, and what it will take to get us to a future of net-zero carbon emissions or carbon-free energy goals in a rapidly decentralizing marketplace.

CLP on Track for Further Carbon Intensity Reductions

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The CLP Group expects to continue reducing its carbon intensity steadily in the coming years, thanks to the progress of projects to decarbonise its businesses in Hong Kong and other parts of the Asia-Pacific region, as highlighted in its latest Sustainability Report.

In 2019, the Group’s carbon intensity went down to 0.62kg CO2/kWh while the carbon intensity of the electricity sold by CLP Power Hong Kong decreased to 0.49kg CO2/kWh.

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