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Introducing the Porter Novelli Focus: Business Action for Climate Crisis

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As Climate Week unfolds here in the U.S., the conversation around the climate crisis has reached increasing heights – from new warnings from the United Nations that country climate plans are not aggressive enough – to nations crying out that the climate breakdown has reached their shores in dramatic and deadly ways.

Zero-Energy Devices - A New Opportunity in 6G

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Imagine a future where batteries never have to be recharged or replaced. Sound too good to be true? Perhaps not. Ericsson and MIT have teamed up to find out how zero-energy devices could harness energy from their surroundings – and transform industries in the process.

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Imagine a future where batteries never have to be recharged or replaced. Sound too good to be true? Perhaps not. Ericsson and MIT have teamed up to find out how zero-energy devices could harness energy from their surroundings – and transform industries in the process.

How Back to the Roots Is Helping Children Garden and Grow

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Growing a personal garden does more than just fill your plate. According to the Journal of Environmental Horticulture, it can also lessen stress levels and help promote mental wellbeing. Perhaps that’s why one in three American households plant seeds each season.

Join Us at the Future of Climate Action Event

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Urgent action is required to limit global temperature rises and the role of business is key. Hosted by Innovation Forum from September 27-29, 2021, this climate action conference will focus entirely on supply chain decarbonization.

“Decarbonizing Value Chains: The Built Environment” - First in a Series of Executive Roundtables Focusing on Decarbonizing Scope 3 Emissions

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Eliminating greenhouse gas emissions in a company’s supply chain and among its customers—so-called Scope 3 emissions—is the biggest challenge in decarbonizing most businesses. Effective solutions are needed that companies can implement to decarbonize their value chains. Globally, buildings account for 40 percent of greenhouse gas emissions. Fortunately, decades of experience with green buildings support a bold vision for net-zero buildings.

Dana Lowell to Lead Zero Emissions for Transit and Rail at WSP USA

Lowell brings to national leadership role a quarter century of experience finding practical solutions for transit agencies and large fleet operators to reduce and eliminate emissions.
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BOSTON, September 23, 2021 /3BL Media/ — Furthering its commitment to help U.S. transportation clients achieve and surpass their emissions and sustainability goals, WSP USA, a leading engineering and professional services consultancy, welcomes Dana Lowell to the firm as its zero emission (ZE) senior technical advisor.

Cummins Part of Effort to Create Carbon Neutral Neighborhood

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Cummins Inc. electrolyzers producing low-carbon green hydrogen are part of an innovative effort in Germany to create a carbon neutral urban neighborhood.

The Neue Weststadt (New West Town) neighborhood is in Esslingen, Germany, a city of more than 90,000 people in the southern part of the country. The neighborhood spans over 100,000 square meters with over 450 apartments, office buildings and commercial space. According to officials, a neighborhood of this nature, on a converted freight yard and some three years in the making, has never been attempted before.

Ontario Pilot Program Tests Future of Advanced Hybrid Heating

London Hydro, Enbridge Gas tout energy efficiency and carbon reduction
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A new pilot project in London, ON is putting a leading-edge residential hybrid heating system through its paces.

The two-year pilot, a collaboration between London Hydro and Enbridge Gas, aims to determine how effectively electric air-source heat pumps, combined with homeowners’ existing high-efficiency gas furnaces, are at reducing greenhouse gas emissions and decreasing energy consumption. It’s the first pilot of its kind in Ontario, and the latest in a growing slate of Enbridge Gas low-carbon initiatives.

Black & Veatch's Dr. James Barnard Honored With 'OPAL' Industry Award for Work in Advanced Water Pollution Control

The American Society for Civil Engineers recognizes Barnard, global process and technology leader, for ‘innovation and excellence in civil engineering design’
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., September 16, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Black & Veatch announces that Dr. James Barnard, global process and technology leader for the company’s water business, has been honored with the American Society for Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Outstanding Projects And Leaders (OPAL) award for design. The OPAL award is bestowed upon exceptional civil engineering leaders in recognition of their lifetime achievements. The ASCE selected Barnard his outstanding contributions to the field of design in advanced water pollution control.

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