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Compressed Gas Energy Storage

By: John Gülen, Senior Principal Engineer
Blog

One of the latest trends in energy is the mandate to increase the level of energy derived from renewable resources. As with many trends, a variety of challenges have arisen. Renewable resources, like wind and solar, have low-predictability because ‘they’re on when they are on’ and may not be available when called upon to satisfy immediate demand. Because of this, it’s difficult to match electric power demand and renewable based supply, which is important for both users and producers of electrical energy.

Living Building Challenge 4.0 Meets Market Demand for Increased Scalability and Accessibility

Updated standard earns pilot commitments from Google, King County and others
Press Release

SEATTLE, May 2, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The International Living Future Institute announced today the release of Living Building Challenge 4.0 (LBC 4.0), which meets demand from the marketplace for increased scale and accessibility. Google and King County committed to test the new standard in their construction, among others.

What Science-Based Targets Mean for the Sports and Entertainment Sector

by Tina Casey
Article

Many companies have already focused their carbon-reduction plans on the SBTi’s former criteria aligned with a 2-degree scenario and may have to scramble to meet the new goal. But several are already ahead of the game and have certified their targets through SBTi’s new standard. 

The global sports and entertainment company AEG is one of those in the vanguard—and it’s raising the bar for the industry. 

Ten Years of Sustainable Operations at Bloomberg

Blog

Today, Bloomberg’s sustainability initiatives are built into our everyday lives at work. Our coffee cups are compostable. Lights and screens shut down when not in use. Our printers default to double-sided printing, and most office paper has recycled content. But just ten years ago, our global offices looked very different.

By identifying areas of opportunity across the company to decrease our environmental impact, we’ve been able to make our company more efficient and resilient, while transforming our culture and avoiding $116 million in operating costs.

Ecocentricity Blog: Revisiting Maria

By: John A. Lanier
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Though the storm blew over a year and a half ago, Maria has not left the island. I’m not sure she ever will.

Blog

Though the storm blew over a year and a half ago, Maria has not left the island. I’m not sure she ever will.

Time for Trash Talk: GRI Waste Standard Out for Public Comment

Waste reporting disclosures being developed by GRI
Press Release

May 1, 2019 /3BL Media/ - In the face of a growing global waste crisis, new corporate reporting disclosures are being developed by GRI to help organizations better understand and communicate their waste impacts.

International recognition of the need for action on waste is increasing. The scale of the issue – from the effect of plastics in marine ecosystems to the mounting disconnect between food waste generation and global hunger – illustrate why businesses and other organizations need to play their part by improving waste management practices.

Construction Practices For A Sustainable Future

By: Brian James, Business Communications Specialist
Blog

Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

Target 13.2. Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies, and planning.

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CLP Strives to Harness the Power of Technology

Article

The CLP Group has shared in its new Sustainability Report how it embraces the opportunities inherent within the digital revolution, and continually refreshes its operations, products, and services to capture the latest in innovation, efficiency, and customer convenience.

Investing in innovation

With the ambition of becoming a “Utility of the Future”, CLP is investing in a future-focused energy ecosystem. This involves:

Hormel Foods Announces Construction of Solar Energy Project at its Swiss American Sausage Company Facility in California

Press Release

AUSTIN, Minn., April 26, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) and IGS Solar have started construction on a solar energy project at the Hormel Foods Swiss American Sausage Company facility in Lathrop, Calif. The project is slated for completion in July.

Leading Companies in Mexico Proposing Solutions to Water Use Challenges

Press Release

April 25, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Yesterday, a group of leading companies convened by CESPEDES and The World Environment Center with sponsorship of Dow Chemical, ECOLAB and Coca-Cola FEMSA, gathered to share best practices and initiatives to address challenges for sustainable water management, calling to action to accelerate partnerships between private sector, civil society and governments to guarantee water access in safe conditions for everyone. 

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