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How to Break the Cycle of "Disaster, Rebuild, Repeat"

By: Gary Lawrence, Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer at AECOM

The tragic mudslide that occurred on March 22 in the small 180-person town of Oso, Washington, is the second weather-related disaster in the space of 16 months that has touched me personally.

In the early part of my career, I was Deputy County Executive of Snohomish County in Washington state, a county government hitherto unknown to anyone outside the immediate area, the commercial aviation industry, loggers, and recreational Steelhead fishermen. 

AECOM-Sponsored “Designing for Disaster” Exhibition Opens in Washington, D.C.

Exhibition at National Building Museum explores natural hazard risks and mitigation strategies
Press Release

LOS ANGELES, CA, May 14, 2014 /3BL Media/ — An exhibition sponsored by AECOM that explores natural disaster risks and mitigation strategies has opened at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.

The Designing for Disaster exhibition is an engaging, multimedia call-to-action for citizen preparedness — from design professionals and local decision-makers to homeowners and school children. The exhibition will remain on view through Aug. 2, 2015.

8760Inc Selects Energy Points Source-to-Site Energy Analytics to Enhance Its Sustainable Performance Plan™

Energy Points Source Energy Analytics Will Give 8760Inc Customers Full Insight into Their Energy Supply Chain and Support Decision-Making that Goes Beyond Energy Efficiency to Achieve Energy Resilience
Press Release

Boston, MA, May 13, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Energy Points today announced that it has been selected by market-leading energy management firm 8760Inc to enhance its energy efficiency and sustainability offering.

Green Builder Media Launches Your Home, Your Haven Consumer Campaign and Promotion

Winner receives a vacation to visit the VISION House in INNOVENTIONS at Epcot at the Walt Disney World Resort.
Press Release

Eastsound, WA, May 9, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Green Builder Media, North America’s leading media company focused on sustainable living, announces the launch of its Your Home, Your Haven campaign.  This campaign celebrates intelligent technologies and advanced green products that make our homes smarter, safer, healthier, and more sustainable.  Examples of such technologies and products can be experienced at the VISION House in INNOVENTIONS, an innovative green home exhibit located in INNOVENTIONS at Epcot at the Walt Disney World Resort.

Citi Issues 2013 Global Citizenship Report

Citi surpasses $50 billion climate initiative target three years early, achieves 25% greenhouse gas reduction goal

Citi has helped provide $365 million to 40 microfinance institutions in 22 countries, reaching 975,000 borrowers

Press Release

Citi has helped provide $365 million to 40 microfinance institutions in 22 countries, reaching 975,000 borrowers

Earth Day at AECOM — Enhancing Global Livability


This year, in honor of Earth Day, AECOM is framing the conversation in a context that allows everyone, not only those already committed to environmental issues, to see how this day affects their lives.

AECOM’s recently launched SlideShare presentation helps to share the messaging surrounding this new conversation and presents how the company is delivering infrastructure that will deliver the water, energy, food, mobility and protection communities need for a more livable urban environment.

AECOM’s Fifth Urban SOS Student Competition Seeks Designs for “New Industry”

Press Release

NEW YORK, April 17, 2014 /3BL Media/ - AECOM has launched “Urban SOS: Towards a new industry,” its fifth Urban SOS student competition. Open to students at undergraduate and graduate levels around the world, this year’s competition seeks interdisciplinary design responses that generate economic development and improve urban conditions at sites of derelict industrial infrastructure. For complete submission requirements, see

Panasonic WhisperGreen Fan Giveaway

Enter to Win a WhisperGreen Select Ventilation Fan

Panasonic is giving away a WhisperGreen Select ventilation fan

AT&T Energy Director to Expand Focus to Include Smarter Buildings


John Schinter, who was hired as AT&T’s first Director of Energy in 2009, was recently appointed Assistant Vice President of Energy and Smart Buildings. 

While continuing with his current role to oversee company-wide energy management efforts, Schinter’s focus will expand to include the deployment of new M2M and big data solutions to optimize facility equipment operational performance and reliability. 

Why do we celebrate Earth Day if the Earth doesn't care?

Google+ Hangout Live Broadcast: Monday, April 21, at 5 p.m. EDT
Multimedia with summary

Nature always wins. The Earth will experience seismic activity, volcanic activity, pandemics and cyclical changes in climate that will affect our lives in some way. There’s no disputing this, so how can we be ready to keep our families and loved ones safer and more resilient to the weather? How can we work with the knowledge we have on sea-level rise, the frequency of flooding and storms, global population growth, energy use, infrastructure status, water resources and food security? 


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