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Local Engineering Students Design For The Future

By: Gerald Perada, Innovation Operations Manager
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On Thursday, May 9, representatives from Bechtel Innovate, along with a Bechtel university relations representative visited the University of Maryland in College Park, to take part in the university’s Clark School Department of Mechanical Engineering Design Day. Design Day highlights the talents and creativity of mechanical engineering students in the Integrated Product and Process Development Course. 33 teams of senior-level students presented project prototypes built to solve selected engineering problems.

Project Update: What's New at the MCAS Miramar Microgrid

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Completion of Energy & Water Operations Center (EWOC)

One of the most integral components of the MCAS Miramar microgrid is now operational. Construction is complete for the new Energy and Water Operations Center (EWOC), where the microgrid system will be monitored, controlled and managed. The EWOC provides operators with direct control of integrated microgrid control system, utilizing Schneider Electric’s OASyS SCADA software, as well as other utility and energy control systems.

Tetra Tech Won Three Leonard Awards and the Visionary Award at the Quebec Consulting-Engineering Awards

Creating innovative, sustainable solutions for premiere projects throughout Quebec
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The Association des firmes de génie-conseil (AFG), the association of engineering consulting firms of Quebec, held its 17th Edition of the Quebec Consulting-Engineering Awards, an event that highlights the province’s engineering experts and the best projects in the industry.

RBA Compass Awards 2019 Call for Submissions

Awards Recognize Corporate Social Responsibility Excellence in Global Supply Chains
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ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- The Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) today announced the opening of its 2019 Compass Awards program and called for submissions from member companies, their suppliers and factories. This awards program recognizes corporate social responsibility (CSR) excellence across three categories: Leadership, Innovation and Implementation.

Mohawk Group Honored with NeoCon Accolades Spanning Multiple Flooring Categories and Awards Programs

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CALHOUN, Ga., June 14, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Leading commercial flooring manufacturer Mohawk Group earned several awards this week at NeoCon covering all segments and flooring categories, including carpet tile, broadloom, area rugs, resilient tile and resilient sheet. Held every June at The Mart in Chicago since 1969, NeoCon serves as the commercial design industry’s launch pad for innovation—offering ideas and introductions that shape the built environment today and into the future.

FCA US and Aurora to Partner to Develop and Deploy Self-Driving Commercial Vehicles

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  • FCA and Aurora plan to integrate the Aurora Driver into FCA commercial vehicles
  • FCA and Aurora will leverage one another’s strengths and capabilities to address the needs of commercial vehicle customers
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  • FCA and Aurora plan to integrate the Aurora Driver into FCA commercial vehicles
  • FCA and Aurora will leverage one another’s strengths and capabilities to address the needs of commercial vehicle customers

Texas Wind Farm Is Helping Ingersoll Rand Reduce Environmental Impact

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On June 1, 2019, the renewable energy generated by Seymour Hills Wind Farm in northwestern Texas started helping Ingersoll Rand reduce U.S. Scope 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from electricity by about 30 percent through a virtual power purchase agreement.

This is equivalent to taking 15,000 cars off the road.

Water Utilities Urged to Exploit Data, Use Less Guesswork

Data is driving the discussion in the water industry
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In the water industry, data is driving the discussion. To understand what this means requires a story about motor oil. 

For decades, car manufacturers recommended that vehicles have their engine oil changed at least every 3,000 miles without fail. This was never proven practical, given that such decisions should be based on individual driving style, the conditions and climate – even the type of oil used. But these real-world conditions don't tend to factor into the carmaker's original guidelines. 

Amid Climate Change Worries, the Question: What to do With Too Much Water?

Three-quarters of the water industry finds aging infrastructure to be top concern, even as floodwaters continue to rise
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If ever communities and regions needed to rethink their defenses against too much water, the footage of an inundated Upper Midwest offered the latest reminder in early 2019.

Trane Purchases EcoFactor’s Market-Leading Energy Intelligence Technology

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June 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ EcoFactor, Inc.’s energy intelligence software, the leading energy management technology for the connected home, has been purchased by Trane’s Residential HVAC business. EcoFactor’s cloud-based technology will power Trane’s Nexia Intelligence platform. The solution will help further Nexia’s leadership in smart home automation by providing unique artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities for energy efficiency and HVAC fault detection.

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