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Regenerative Retrofit: California's First Living Building.

New book from industry leader in green building performance explores building reuse, water and energy independence, biophilic design, and a carbon-free future.
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New book from industry leader in green building performance explores building reuse, water and energy independence, biophilic design, and a carbon-free future. 

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New book from industry leader in green building performance explores building reuse, water and energy independence, biophilic design, and a carbon-free future. 

Empire State Realty Trust Achieves WELL Health-Safety Rating

First commercial portfolio to achieve the rating in the U.S.
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NEW YORK, September 21, 2020 / 3BL Media/ -- The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) today announced that Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT), the greater New York metro area office and retail real estate leader, is the first commercial real estate portfolio in the U.S. to achieve the WELL Health-Safety Rating for Facility Operations and Management. ESRT’s portfolio is comprised of 14 office properties and six stand-alone retail properties totaling approximately 10.1 million rentable square feet, including the iconic Empire State Building.

Stith Joins Board of North American Freight Efficiency Organization

Black & Veatch director selected for experience in fleet electrification, decarbonization of vehicle charging infrastructure
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., September 17, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Black & Veatch today announced that Paul Stith, director of global transportation initiatives within the company’s Growth Accelerator, has been named to the board of the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (

New IOC Guide to Make Sustainability “Business as Usual” for the Olympic Movement

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The guidelines – called “Sustainability Management in Sports” – will help National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and International Federations (IFs) integrate sustainability into their operations and events.

Major Pennsylvania Businesses, Institutions Declare Support for Regional Carbon Initiative

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More than a dozen employers across the state urge lawmakers to join Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

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More than a dozen employers across the state urge lawmakers to join Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

Land Betterment Corporation Submits Bid to Acquire Bankrupt Thermal Coal Mine to Upcycle and Repurpose Site

Company bids on bankrupt coal mine in Kentucky to repurpose into other sustainable businesses and uses
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FISHERS, Ind., August 27, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Land Betterment Corporation (“Land Betterment” or the “Company”), an environmental solutions company fostering positive impact through upcycling former coal mining and industrial sites to create sustainable community development and job creation, announced today that the Company has made an offer to acquire certain assets associated with a thermal coal mining operation in western Kentucky that is up for sale after it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy earlier this year.  With a lack of viable buyers for the mining operation yet to be ident

Evolving Location Strategies in the Era of COVID-19

Business Continuity and Operational Risk
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As COVID-19 continues to change lives across the globe, many employers are wondering what effects the pandemic will have on industries, jobs and the workforce over the near and long term.

Infographic: Growing Importance of Sustainable Homes for a Greener, More Resilient Future

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The impact of climate change is advancing at an unprecedented pace. Household emissions around the world are a major driving force. At present, over one-third of global emissions can be attributed to energy consumption in homes. To tackle this, more and more stakeholders are jumping on the sustainable housing bandwagon.

8 Steps to Fleet Electrification

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Transportation in the U.S. is rapidly becoming more sustainable, competitive and innovative. Encouraged by new advances in electric trucks, vans and buses, fleet and sustainability managers are turning away from the combustion engine, lured by the promise of zero emissions, cost savings on maintenance and fuel, and improved driver safety.

These benefits, paired with the decreasing cost of battery storage and improved battery performance, are driving the electrification of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.

More Than a Building: Olympic House Wins Prestigious Architecture Awards

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Olympic House, the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, and one of the most sustainable buildings in the world, has won two prestigious Architizer A+ Awards which recognise its innovative sustainability features and the iconic, five-ring Unity Staircase.

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Olympic House, the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, and one of the most sustainable buildings in the world, has won two prestigious Architizer A+ Awards which recognise its innovative sustainability features and the iconic, five-ring Unity Staircase.

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