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Expert Interview With Carol Hufnagel, Wet Weather Infrastructure Expert

Bringing new clarity to dirty water programs
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Carol Hufnagel, PE, is Tetra Tech's National Wet Weather Practice Leader. She has worked on combined sewer overflow (CSO), sanitary sewer overflow (SSO), and stormwater projects for more than 30 years.

Ms. Hufnagel’s expertise includes CSO and SSO control planning and implementation, green infrastructure, regulatory policy, and hydraulics and hydrology. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Michigan.

What are CSOs and SSOs?

Leveraging Technology to Build a Successful Public-Private Partnership

By Laura Quintana, VP of Corporate Affairs at Cisco
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This is the final article in a five-part series on how a company or organization can develop, implement, and sustain successful public-private partnerships (PPP) that achieve large-scale impact. Click to read part one on determining who to work with, part two on determining when and how long to engage, part three on determining how to execute, and part four on ensuringlong-term sustainability

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This is the final article in a five-part series on how a company or organization can develop, implement, and sustain successful public-private partnerships (PPP) that achieve large-scale impact. Click to read part one on determining who to work with, part two on determining when and how long to engage, part three on determining how to execute, and part four on ensuringlong-term sustainability

Kohler Releases 2016 Sustainability and Stewardship Report

Report highlights progress toward goal of Net Zero by 2035
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Kohler Co., the leading manufacturer of kitchen and bath plumbing products in the U.S., has released its first public sustainability and stewardship report.

The report reflects Kohler Co.’s sustainability strategy, introduced in 2008:

Trane CleanEffects Named First Whole Home Air Cleaning System to Earn asthma & allergy® Certification

Industry leader in home heating and cooling pioneers a first in the Home air cleaning category and promotes a healthier indoor climate with asthma & allergy friendly® certification
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September 25, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and Allergy Standards Limited (ASL) has announced that the CleanEffects™ whole home air cleaner from Trane®, a leading global provider of indoor comfort solutions and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, is the first whole home air cleaning system to earn its asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program mark.

Why High-Tech Highways Will Change the Way You Drive

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Drive Interstate 85 in Georgia and you may happen upon an area that looks a little different. You can roll over panels that are collecting energy from the sun, then pass over a sensor that instantly detects the air pressure in your tires.

The Ray in Georgia: Demanding More of Roadways

By Harriet Anderson Langford
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The world is getting smarter. Smart phones. Smart cars. Even smart thermostats. Yet, we’re still building the same roads that we were building in the 1950s. We need roads that do more than just get people from one place to another.

At The Ray, we demand more and reject the status quo. We start our discussions with “what ifs”: What if the road itself could produce energy? What if highway and interstate shoulders could generate new revenue for state departments of transportation? What if we demanded more of our roadways? At The Ray, we are asking, and answering, those questions.

Tetra Pak Invests in State-of-the-art Technology in Denton Factory

€30-million investment in factory upgrades positions the Denton production factory to meet the evolving needs of the U.S. and Canadian markets
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DENTON, Texas, September 21, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Tetra Pak's Packaging Material Converting Factory in Denton, TX is getting ready for new technology to support the growth of its business in the U.S. and Canada. The plant’s expanded capabilities are made possible through a sizeable €30-million investment in factory upgrades, including a new state-of-the-art laminator, that will ensure the facility is well positioned to meet the evolving needs of the U.S. and Canadian markets with a wider range of packaging formats.

Ecocentricity Blog: Taking a Bite Out of Designed Obsolescence

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Apple is a massive company with global influence. If they set ambitious goals, and then achieve them, the impact will be immense and go beyond their own balance sheet and impact report.

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Apple is a massive company with global influence. If they set ambitious goals, and then achieve them, the impact will be immense and go beyond their own balance sheet and impact report.

Sustainability on the Move

Advancements in sustainability require advancements in how we move people and products.
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In a recent blog post, I described how the design phase often determines the biggest sustainability impacts of infrastructure projects.

With transportation infrastructure in particular — whether for air, rail, road or sea — about to be radically transformed through technological advances, I foresee tremendous opportunity for sustainability.

Mary Barra Outlines GM’s Road Map for Safer, Better and More Sustainable Transportation Solutions

China is playing key role in company’s strategy
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SHANGHAI, September 15, 2017 /3BL Media/ – General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Barra hosted a press conference today in Shanghai to discuss GM’s road map for the future of personal mobility. The company’s goal is to address the challenges such as crashes, pollution and congestion that have come with growing urbanization.

According to Barra, “By working together, we can solve these challenges and deliver safer, better and more sustainable transportation solutions for all of our customers.”

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