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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Leaders Bring Perspectives on Justice to Premier Green Building Event Keynotes; Join Biden Administration Leader

Where Climate, Health, and Equity Meet in the Built Environment, 15th Annual Living Future 2021 Focused on Inclusion and Unity
Press Release

SEATTLE, April 6, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Rosa Sheng, Director of Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion and Higher Education Studio Leader for San Francisco for SmithGroup, and Adrianna Quintero, Senior Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Energy Foundation, join Mark Chambers, Senior Director for Building Emissions at the White House Council on Environmental Quality to round out the keynote addresses at Living Future 2021: Inclusion + Unity, where climate, health, and equity meet in the built

Celebrating, Harnessing the Power of the Sun

Customers can save money on solar rooftop installations with SCE’s Marketplace.
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There’s a reason a day of the week is named after the sun, why it was worshipped by ancient civilizations and why National Solar Appreciation Day takes place the second Friday of March. It makes life possible. The sun is essential to the air we breathe, our food supply and plays an increasingly important part in supplying the electricity needed to power our economy.

White House Senior Director of Building Emissions to Keynote Living Future 2021 on Earth Day

Biden Administration Leader Joins 15th Annual Event Focused on Inclusion and Unity
Press Release

SEATTLE, March 23, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Mark Chambers, Senior Director for Building Emissions at the White House Council on Environmental Quality will keynote Living Future 2021 on Earth Day, April 22. His address will focus on the Biden Administration’s agenda for green building and opportunities for partnership with cities and private-sector leaders. 

CASE Delivers Industry's First Electric Backhoe Loaders to Utilities in New York

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The construction industry’s first designed and commercially developed electric backhoe loaders — two CASE 580 EV backhoes from CASE Construction Equipment — have been delivered and are currently working with utility companies in New York State, USA. 

From Ash Pond To Riverside Wetlands: Making the Business Case for Engineered Natural Technologies

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Highlights

  • Presents a framework developed by The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) for assessing ecosystem services and cost-benefit analyses.
  • Dow used a specialized modeling tool, called the Ecosystem Services Identification and Inventory (ESII) tool, developed in conjunction with TNC and Ecometrix Solutions Group.
  • Reviews the successful application of the framework to a restoration project, a 23-acre conservation wetland adjacent to Dow’s Michigan Operations plant site along the Tittabawassee River.
  • Ecosystem quantification facilitated the multi stakeholder engagement process (Dow, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, and the City of Midland) in defining the optimal restoration plan.
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Highlights

  • Presents a framework developed by The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) for assessing ecosystem services and cost-benefit analyses.
  • Dow used a specialized modeling tool, called the Ecosystem Services Identification and Inventory (ESII) tool, developed in conjunction with TNC and Ecometrix Solutions Group.
  • Reviews the successful application of the framework to a restoration project, a 23-acre conservation wetland adjacent to Dow’s Michigan Operations plant site along the Tittabawassee River.
  • Ecosystem quantification facilitated the multi stakeholder engagement process (Dow, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, and the City of Midland) in defining the optimal restoration plan.

Making Sense of The Texas Power Outages

by Aamir Paul
Blog

The Texas grid came within “seconds and minutes” of a grid outage that could’ve lasted months. I think it’s time to raise the sense of urgency around grid modernization and resiliency.

Goodyear, EASE Logistics and the City of Dublin, Ohio to Collaborate on Connected Mobility Pilot

The three entities will experiment in the areas of tire intelligence and cloud-based logistics
Press Release

AKRON, Ohio /3BL Media/ – The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, EASE Logistics and the City of Dublin today announced a pilot as part of the Smart Columbus initiative to advance connected mobility.

Duke Energy Partners With Five Other Utilities to Push for More Electric Vehicle Charging for Customers

Press Release

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 11, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Six major utilities today announced a plan to ensure electric vehicle (EV) drivers have access to a seamless network of charging stations connecting major highways in the South, Midwest, Gulf and Central Plains regions.

The Electric Highway Coalition – made up of Duke Energy, American Electric Power, Dominion Energy, Entergy Corporation, Southern Co., and the Tennessee Valley Authority – will enable EV drivers seamless travel across a broad portion of the country through a network of DC fast chargers.

Enbridge Innovation in Action: Environmental Highlights

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Natural resources and green spaces are precious to every community, and we know that the way we care for the air, land and water matters to everyone. At Enbridge, we take responsibility to the environment seriously.

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Natural resources and green spaces are precious to every community, and we know that the way we care for the air, land and water matters to everyone. At Enbridge, we take responsibility to the environment seriously.

Keeping in Mind IAQ Design and Build Fundamentals in a COVID-centric World

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“All it takes is a sneeze. Whether you’re working at home or in an office, that simple sound triggers a response. For most people, it goes something like this: “Hmm, maybe it’s just a winter allergy. No, that sounded more like a cold. What if there’s a fever? How do I know if it’s the flu or COVID-19? How do I know those germs aren’t spreading through the HVAC system?”  

Fortunately, there are multiple rating systems and certifications already available to help guide the design and construction of buildings that support occupant health, whether during a pandemic or not.”

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