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IOC Adapts to a Changing Landscape and Streamlines Its Operations

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Is adapting to a changing landscape and streamlining its operations. After consultations with the HR committee and the Executive Board (EB), the administration – under the leadership of Director General Christophe DE Kepper – will change the portfolio of a number of its departments and consolidate the centres of competence within the organisation.

An Innovative Future Factory for S.Pellegrino

Works begins on new home for the well-known Italian brand
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To celebrate the 120-year anniversary of S.Pellegrino, work has begun on the new production plant of one of the best-known and iconic Italian brands in the world. The new S.Pellegrino bottling facility at San Pellegrino Terme in Italy is an innovative and technologically advanced structure. 

The Sustainable Glass House of Gorafe in Netflix's Series ‘Black Mirror’

Guardian Glass builds a sustainable glass habitat in the middle of the desert, cameos in Netflix series ‘Black Mirror’
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In the middle of Spain’s Gorafe Desert, there sits a solitary glass structure in the middle of a desolate stone landscape. Called La Casa del Desierto (or, desert house), this three-sided glass house serves as a testament to the capabilities of coated glass products, specifically those from Koch company Guardian Glass.

Watch: Guardian Glass Europe - The house of the desert - episode 1

The Place Makers Episode 3 - Changi Airport, Singapore

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Watch Amanda Steele, CBRE’s Executive Managing Director, Property Management, chat with Khaja Nazimuddeen, Head of Horticulture, on how Changi is an airport in a garden, and how its commitment to fabulous placemaking has seen it win world's best airport for 9 years in a row. To watch CBRE’s full episode of ‘The Place Makers’ go to Ten Play.

New Report From the U.S. Green Building Council Shows That Climate Action Requires Putting People First

Green buildings provide path to improved standard of living for communities
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A growing number of Americans believe environmental problems are an important issue, according to the latest research report from Living Standard, an initiative of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The report, called Standard Issue Volume II, sampled 1,850 adults across the U.S.

Sustainability in Detroit, Part 3: Stormwater

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What does sustainability look like in Detroit, a city that is going through changes that some consider a renaissance? The Erb Institute talked with five people who are working to make Detroit more sustainable—in wildly divergent ways, from bees, to dirt, to real estate development, to stormwater. This is Part 3 of 5.

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What does sustainability look like in Detroit, a city that is going through changes that some consider a renaissance? The Erb Institute talked with five people who are working to make Detroit more sustainable—in wildly divergent ways, from bees, to dirt, to real estate development, to stormwater. This is Part 3 of 5.

HP and Palo Alto Team Up on One of the Largest Solar Array Projects in Palo Alto

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At HP, we aspire to create a world without waste. From our supply chain, to our operations, to our technology and service offerings, we are transforming our entire business for a circular, low-carbon economy.

SCE Harnesses Technology to Hone Wildfire Forecasts

A supercomputer is helping SCE meteorologists better understand when and where the wildfire threat will be.
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In the past, forecasting a wildfire season was more of an art than a science. Everyone generally expected wildfires to begin during the Santa Ana wind seasons in the late summer and fall and end around Thanksgiving, but specifics were hard to come by.

Premiere in Barcelona: AIDAnova Is First Ever Ship to Be Supplied With Low-Emission Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) in the Mediterranean

On April 26, 2019, AIDA Cruises and numerous representatives from politics, port-related businesses and tourism celebrated the first-time arrival of the world's first LNG cruise ship in Barcelona.
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September 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ – On the same day AIDAnova was fueled for the first time in the Mediterranean with the lowest-emission fuel currently available to shipping industry, in Europe's biggest cruise port. As of now, alongside Palma de Mallorca, Barcelona has become not only the second start and end destination for AIDAnova's seven-day cruises in the Mediterranean: Thanks to a partnership with Shell, the cruise ship will also be regularly supplied with liquefied natural gas (LNG) at the Spanish metropolis.

Tetra Tech’s High Performance Buildings Group Ranks High in Buildings Sector

Achieving top 10 rankings for sustainable building engineering design and consulting services
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Tetra Tech’s High Performance Buildings Group debuted this year in the top 10 in two major Architecture/Engineering/Construction reports on leading firms within the industry.
 
Our group placed 5th in Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine’s annual MEP Giants report, which ranks the nation’s top mechanical, electrical, plumbing (MEP), and fire protection engineering firms; and 6th in Building Design + Construction’s annual Engineering Giants report, which similarly ranks architecture and building engineering firms. Both reports are based on 2018 revenue.

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