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Hong Kong Identifies Biowaste Reuse Opportunities, Supports Sustainable Development

The Environmental Protection Department awards Black & Veatch with a consultancy service agreement to assess environmental engineering techniques for Hong Kong's first woody waste recycling plant
Press Release

HONG KONG, May 6, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Hong Kong is embarking on a semi-research project to facilitate territory-wide recycling of woody waste material. 

The Environmental Protection Department (EPD) of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has appointed Black & Veatch to be the Owner’s Engineer of Hong Kong’s first pilot plant for woody waste recycling. The pilot plant will have a capacity of 24 tonnes-per-day and will be constructed in EcoPark, Tuen Mun.

Watch How Land Betterment Corporation is Transforming Rural America by Creating Sustainable Businesses while Repairing the Environment

Former Coal Mines being upcycled into craft spirits, sustainable farms, metal and tire recycling, and other sustainable businesses
Press Release

FISHERS, Ind., April 30, 2020 /3BL Media - Land Betterment Corporation (“Land Betterment” or the “Company”), an environmental solutions company fostering positive impact through upcycling former coal mining sites to create sustainable community development and job creation has developed a complete solutions-based lifecycle program to rehabilitate the environment throughout the Central Appalachia and Southern Indiana regions, then repurpose the land to support sustainable businesses that serve the local community and a displaced, skilled labor force.  

Health and Well-being in Buildings Can Help Deliver Systemic Efficiency, IWBI Shares with World Economic Forum Members

A systems change approach must include a focus on the health and well-being of people, say IWBI Chairman and CEO Rick Fedrizzi and President Rachel Gutter
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NEW YORK, April 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Health and well-being must be integrated into a broader systems change approach in buildings and cities, alongside net zero carbon and energy efficiency targets, if we are to accelerate the transition to a healthy and sustainable future. This was the overarching message shared by leaders from the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) during a special webinar on “Designing for Well-being” hosted by the World Economic Forum.

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
Press Release

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. 

UPS Longitudes | How Cities Around the World are Handling Coronavirus

Robert Muggah @ SecDev Group, Rebecca Katz @ Georgetown University
Article

When it comes to infectious disease outbreaks, cities are dual-edged. To be sure, cities are a big part of the problem. They intensify the spread and transmission of infectious disease through increased human contact.

UPS Longitudes | Why Sustainable Business Matters During a Pandemic

Pete Davis @ Greenprint
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Right now, sustainably minded business is good business. The global coronavirus pandemic has jeopardized the health of our communities, impeded our ability to support local business — causing a historical spike in unemployment — and prevented us from connecting with friends and families.

In damaging the wellbeing of communities around the world, coronavirus has also hurt the wellbeing of small business stakeholders. So, if we want the economy to thrive in this new world, we need to do well by our neighbors.

Webcasts Focus on Role of Buildings, Communities and Organizations to Respond to Today’s Global Health Challenges Webcasts With IWBI: April 27 - May 1

Blog

With the gravity of the situation regarding COVID-19, today, more than ever, places matter to the future of protecting our families, our businesses and the public at large. Join IWBI and the WELL community for an array of virtual panels and discussions surrounding the importance of better buildings and stronger organizations.
 

IWBI webcasts

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

Blog

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.

Black & Veatch NextGen Ag Develops Sustainable Infrastructure for Cultivated Meat Company

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Global food production is responsible for more than a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions. Agriculture uses half the world’s habitable land and consumes 70 percent of its freshwater withdrawals.

Black & Veatch Expands Environmental Services to Meet Evolving Client Demands, Sustainability Goals

Lisa Fewins and Dave Johnson to lead the Black & Veatch Environmental Services team to support evolving business needs
Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., April 27, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Black & Veatch is expanding its global environmental capabilities and services as businesses respond to increasingly complex demands from regulators, shareholders and consumers. The expansion comes as companies, utilities and governments navigate a range of COVID-19 related operational challenges and a recent wave of ambitious sustainability commitments.  Meeting environmental demands and delivering on sustainability targets, however, requires new levels of innovation and expertise.

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