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Interview With Alexandra Der, Mechanical Design Engineer

Using mechanical engineering to provide innovative, sustainable solutions to improve the environment
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Alexandra Der is a mechanical design engineer at Tetra Tech. She has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Boise State University, and she is currently working on completing her master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at Seattle University. We talked with Alexandra as part of our #TtInspires campaign celebrating the passion of Tetra Tech employees. Follow #TtInspires on social media for more stories.

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

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

Innovating For Engagement

By: Joanna Winters, Communications Manager
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Goal 11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

As part of Bechtel’s commitment to contribute 100 ideas to support the United Nation’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we examine the use of virtual reality to enhance the participation of indigenous peoples on major projects.

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GM Earns ‘Biggest Loser’ Recognition in the Michigan Battle of the Buildings

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DETROIT, April 26, 2019 /3BL Media/ - General Motors has won the title of 2018 Biggest Loser in the Michigan Battle of the Buildings competition for its energy and water reduction efforts at three Michigan sites. Over 1,000 buildings across the state competed in the year-long energy and water reduction competition hosted by the U.S. Green Building Council of West Michigan (USGBC-WM).

Three Michigan-based GM facilities earned recognition, including:

Sappi North America Releases 2018 Sustainability Report, Celebrates Transformational Year With New Team

Annual report highlights leading paper and packaging supplier’s movement toward 2020Vision
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BOSTON, April 25, 2019 /3BL Media/ Sappi North America, Inc., a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper, packaging products and dissolving wood pulp, on Wednesday released its 2018 Sustainability Report showcasing its industry-leading sustainability efforts.

Mental Health Crisis… A Region Unites for Solutions

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One in five. That’s the percentage of adults in America who experience a mental illness. Nearly one in 25 adults in America live with a serious mental illness. And, perhaps even more startling, one-half of all chronic mental illness begins by the age of 14.

PepsiCo Goes Beyond the Bottle with New, Mobile-Enabled Hydration Platform

The new hydration platform addresses consumer demands for smarter and more sustainable on-the-go beverage options
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Innovating with Purpose: Perspectives from the SDG Leadership Forum

SDG Goal 9 Leadership Forum hosted by GlobeScan / VMware
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VMware partnered with GlobeScan for an online discussion of Sustainable Development Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure.

150 participants explored the key ways innovations in technology and digital infrastructure can be used to drive and support sustainable economies and environments.

Smithfield Foods Executive Earns National Supply Chain Award

Chris Lahti Recognized for Supply Chain Optimization Efforts
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SMITHFIELD, Va., March 22, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Smithfield Foods, Inc. is pleased to announced that Chris Lahti, vice president of distribution, has been named a “Rock Star of the Supply Chain” by Food Logistics magazine. The award recognizes champions in the global food and beverage supply chain industry whose achievements, hard work, and vision have shaped and attained milestones in safety, efficiency, productivity, and innovation.

Ecolab-GreenBiz Survey Finds Corporations Still Struggle to Translate Water Goals Into Action on the Ground

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ST. PAUL, Minn., March 21, 2019 /3BL Media/ – There is a growing sense of urgency about water scarcity as a business risk, but almost half of all companies don’t have a plan to achieve their water reduction targets. That is the key finding of a new survey conducted by Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services, and the sustainability news and research organization GreenBiz.

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