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Silver Oak Winery: World’s First Production Facility to Earn “Living Building” Certification

Sonoma winery certified to world’s most ambitious green building standard by the International Living Future Institute
Press Release

HEALDSBURG, Calif., April 22, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Silver Oak and the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) announced today that the winery has become the largest certified Living Building in the world. The certification was awarded after more than five years of careful planning and construction, followed by a rigorous one-year performance audit.

Tetra Tech’s Craig Gianoli Discusses Designing Secure Mission Critical Facilities

Designing mission critical facilities that accommodate current and future needs and offering innovative solutions that up the ante within the sector
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Craig is the Sydney-based market sector lead for mission-critical services at Norman Disney & Young, A Tetra Tech Company (NDY), part of the Tetra Tech High Performance Buildings Group. He supports the business with his technical expertise in high-voltage networks, and fault-tolerant and renewable energy systems and microgrids.
 

Shaping a Sustainable Post-Covid-19 World: Five Lessons for Business

by Mike Barry
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Mike Barry is board trustee at A Blueprint for Better Business. He was formerly the architect of Marks and Spencer’s Plan A sustainability strategy.

Mohawk Group Recognized as Disaster Recovery Supplier

Flooring styles on GSA contract open to city, county, state governments
Press Release

CALHOUN, Ga. April 9, 2020 /3BL Media/—The General Services Administration (GSA) has designated Mohawk Group as an official disaster recovery supplier. As a result, commercial flooring solutions that were previously only available to federal entities on the GSA schedule can be offered to city, county and state governments. The opening of Mohawk Group’s GSA contract extends the same savings of money and time to local agencies that can enact different projects by using funding made available as a result of current events.

Keep America Beautiful: Watch Where You Toss Used Wipes and Gloves!

Failing to properly dispose of personal protective equipment (PPE) will hurt the environment and could spread COVID-19
Press Release

STAMFORD, Conn., April 7, 2020 /3BL Media/ – National nonprofit Keep America Beautiful® issued an urgent call today for all Americans to properly dispose of cleaning supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE), including used sanitizing wipes, masks, and plastic gloves. These belong in the trash, not on the ground.

SCE Crews Insulate Power Lines to Prepare for Active Wildfire Season

The utility continues to keep communities safe while following critical health guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Blog

by Reggie Kumar

Along The Old Road in Valencia, Willie Rios and his crews are installing insulated power lines, work by Southern California Edison that is considered critical during the COVID-19 pandemic. They are working amid a challenging health crisis while practicing physical distancing.

With Black & Veatch, Memphis Sees Sewer Program As Unfolding Opportunity

Article

Memphis’ sewerage assets aren’t much different in scale with other metropolitan areas, and often they’re similarly old, with some pipes dating back a century.  So when chronic, unpermitted sewage discharges from that aging system forced the city to fix that, Memphis hired global infrastructure solutions provider Black & Veatch for the job.

Aiming for Carbon Neutral by 2050; Building the Rocket Ship for the New "Moon Shot"

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Decarbonization is a hot topic and can be considered the new “moon shot” of the 21st century. In a recently contributed article to Power Engineering magazine, power industry professionals Leslie Ponder and Kevin Cornish explore the future of decarbonization, and what it will take to get us to a future of net-zero carbon emissions or carbon-free energy goals in a rapidly decentralizing marketplace.

The Detroit Water Crisis and Unexpected Coalitions

Blog

Since 2014, the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department has shut off the water to 141,000 households whose bills were past due. Last year, more than 23,000 households reportedly had their water shut off.

Sustainability in Detroit, Part 5: Real Estate Development

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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 5 of 5.

Abir Ali 

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