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Black & Veatch: Insightful Charging Infrastructure Planning Critical to Enabling Cost-Effective Electric Fleets

New eBook outlines eight steps to help managers select technologies, plan for power delivery and construct charging facilities
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., July 25 2019 /3BL Media/ – Driven largely by economics, rising air pollution from vehicle emissions and new advances in technology, transportation is transforming and becoming more sustainable, competitive and innovative. U.S. sales of passenger electric vehicles have soared in the last decade. Now, as automakers prepare for mass production of a new line-up of medium- and heavy-duty electric vans, buses, delivery trucks and semi’s, smart fleet and sustainability managers are taking notice.

Let’s Embrace Distributed Infrastructure to Decrease Power Outages

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By Wes Denton, Managing Director, Data Centers

Data Center operators and businesses need predictability in their power supplies. Their infrastructure has to operate regardless of grid stability, weather conditions and other factors that threaten their systems.

Network problems, IT system failures and hosting disruptions are significant reasons for data center outages. The biggest culprit, though, remains interrupted power supply, according to research from the Uptime Institute.

A Systematic Approach Is Needed to Overcome the Talent Gap

Interview with Anurag Hans (Essilor) by Carolina Zishiri.
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Essilor International's Base of Pyramid (BoP) Innovation Lab develops new inclusive business models and acts as an incubator to test new approaches in partnership with NGOs, foundations and development funds. The BoP Innovation Lab works closely with Essilor’s 2.5 New Vision Generation (2.5 NVG) Division that is responsible for implementing and scaling up inclusive business models. It aims at providing vision care to underserved populations by building a taskforce of skilled primary vision care providers and micro-entrepreneurs in low-income communities.

Tetra Tech Hosts the SAE International Committee on Aviation Noise and Emissions

Mitigating noise and emissions from new aircraft technologies
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Tetra Tech hosted the biannual meeting of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International A-21 Committee on Aircraft Noise Measurement and Aircraft Noise/Aviation Emission Modeling on June 12 and 13, 2019, in Arlington, Virginia. The committee includes leading international experts in the modeling and measurement of aircraft noise and air emissions and supports the International Civil Aviation Organization Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (ICAO CAEP).

Secret Montreal Lab Makes Used Plastic New Again

By Kris Abel
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A secret Montreal laboratory has developed a breakthrough technology that may help save the planet – and keep your local taxes low at the same time.

While you dutifully separate household waste into a rainbow of colorful recycling bins, many cities aren’t able to recycle household plastics any more. Calgary recently found itself holding 1,400 tonnes of plastics — with nowhere to send them.

New Advances in Zero Emissions Vehicles Offer Promise for Work Fleets

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By Maryline Daviaud Lewett, Director of Business Development, Transformative Technologies; and Randal Kaufman, Sales Director, Transformative Technologies

How Blockchain Can Drive Supply Chain Sustainability

Blockchain can accelerate a transition from owning to sharing.
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Mike Edmonds | Pactera
This piece originally appeared on UPS Longitudes.

Sustainability is one of the defining issues of our time. Businesses are overhauling the way they source, create and distribute products to build a sustainable future.

How Sappi Recruits Its Future STEM Leaders

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At Sappi, we believe it takes great people to make great products. We offer many opportunities for rapid advancement and a culture that fosters innovation and creativity while positively impacting the communities in which we operate.

Our recruitment efforts begin at the high school level—talking to students about the value of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education, and how our industry can help support them with scholarships and co-op job opportunities.

Why 'Reduce, Reuse, Recycle' Makes Sound Business Sense

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At Sappi, we believe in taking an integrated approach to value creation. We understand that the long-term sustainability of our business will only be ensured by delivering sustained value for our customers, community, employees and the environment. To be successful, we invest in our employees and our communities where we do business, and embrace the principle that reducing our environmental footprint makes sound business sense.

How Sappi Innovates With the Customer in Mind

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At Sappi, we are known for our history of paper innovation—but we don’t stop there. This past year we’ve launched an unprecedented amount of investments and initiatives all to support our customers and business. With our portfolio of high-quality sustainable products, including our new paperboard packaging, along with our outreach and marketing efforts, Sappi is here to serve its customers for the long haul. 

Sappi educates on the power of paper

Our new site, POP from Sappi, celebrates the inspiring power of paper, print, and packaging.

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