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Biomimicry Institute Blog: 10 Finalist Teams Use Nature's Lessons to Create Climate Change Solutions

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Páramo is an alpine tundra ecosystem exclusively located in the Northern Andes of South America and the home to the bryophytes that a team from Bogota, Colombia were inspired by in developing their concept, Bryosoil. Bryosoil is a flood prevention system that took the first place prize for student teams in the 2019 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge. 

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Páramo is an alpine tundra ecosystem exclusively located in the Northern Andes of South America and the home to the bryophytes that a team from Bogota, Colombia were inspired by in developing their concept, Bryosoil. Bryosoil is a flood prevention system that took the first place prize for student teams in the 2019 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge. 

Ebay’s First UK High Street Concept Store Helps Wolverhampton Businesses Boost Sales by 40%

eBay’s first-ever UK high street concept store has helped businesses taking part in its Retail Revival scheme reach £4 million in sales since September 2018.
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The partnership with the City of Wolverhampton is helping small retailers grow their businesses both online and offline, with 64 local businesses increasing year-on-year sales by 40% since the programme’s launch last September.

3form and LightArt Pursue Living Product Challenge and LEED V4.1

3form and LightArt have engaged leading third-party certification body, SCS Global Services, to provide life cycle assessments, EPDs, LPC assessments.
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SALT LAKE CITY, July 1st, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Award-winning material and product innovators 3form and LightArt are excited to announce their newest efforts in a long-standing commitment to manufacture quality products with a focus on human health, the environment, and social equity. Recognizing that the accelerating rates of the climate crisis, habitat and species loss, and human health concerns requires more than a status quo response, the companies are pursuing Living Product Challenge (LPC) and LEED V4.1 optimization certifications.

Beijing 2022 Ice Venue Cooling System to Reduce Carbon Footprint of Olympic Games

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In a landmark decision guided by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), natural CO2 refrigeration systems will be used in most of the Beijing 2022 ice venues. This will decrease the overall carbon footprint of the Olympic Games Beijing 2022. 

 

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In a landmark decision guided by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), natural CO2 refrigeration systems will be used in most of the Beijing 2022 ice venues. This will decrease the overall carbon footprint of the Olympic Games Beijing 2022. 

 

Tetra Tech’s Leadership Academy Class of 2019 Hones Their Risk and Financial Management Skills

Preparing high-achieving technical leaders to provide our clients with industry-leading services
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Participants in Tetra Tech’s 2019 Leadership Academy class recently spent four days in Denver, Colorado, focused on financial and risk management tools, contract negotiations, and strategic planning to optimize performance in their operations.

Parkway School District Continues Sustainability Leadership with an Investment in Geothermal Energy

District to save taxpayers nearly $2 million over the 30-year life
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June 26, 2019 /3BL Media/ Trane®, a brand of Ingersoll Rand® and global provider of indoor comfort and energy services solutions, and Parkway School District, one of the largest school districts in Missouri, partnered to install the Greater St. Louis area's first on-campus centralized geothermal energy plant, guaranteeing at least $123,000 in total energy savings annually.

Empowering Employees: The Key to Achieving Environmental Sustainability Goals

By Scott Tew
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Companies increasingly believe that addressing environmental sustainability is a strategic and integral business imperative. This is evidenced most recently by the volume of companies with Earth Day announcements including going carbon net neutral or eliminating plastic packaging. Yet, only four percent of companies are successful in achieving their environmental sustainability goals, according to Bain & Company. This is because companies are challenged to connect their strategic sustainability vision with meaningful operational changes to meet those goals.

Electric Vehicles And The Need For Public Charging Infrastructure

By: Kelley Brown, Global Communications Sector Lead, Bechtel Infrastructure and Power Corp (BIPC)
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Additional Author: Dan Degagne

The Stormwater Resilience Roadmap: Integration of Delivery Frameworks and Financial Capacity

Are water utilities exploring holistic alternative approaches to program planning, organizational capacity, service delivery and financing?
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In an era when climate change, organizational capacity constraints, funding challenges and limited public support continue to test the resilience of a community's stormwater system, images of flooded neighborhoods and arterial streets turned into rivers highlight the urgency for a strategic vision and alternative approaches to stormwater management service delivery. The critical question is whether leaders and managers are exploring holistic alternative approaches that address program planning, organizational capacity, service delivery mechanisms and financing. 

Rain or Shine: Resilience Needs a Little More Attention

Are water utilities doing the right things to drive toward resilience?
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It's been said that Texas suffers perennial drought, broken up by severe floods from time to time. These days, however, Texas isn't alone in its misery.

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