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Maine University Team Awarded $250,000 Grant to Create Sustainable Food Solution

Sodexo, University of Maine Farmington and University of Maine Presque Isle Named Among 2019 Food Vision Prize Winners by the Henry P. Kendall Foundation
Press Release

FARMINGTON AND PRESQUE ISLE, Maine, December 2, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The University of Maine Farmington (UMF), The University of Maine Presque Isle (UMPI), and Food Services Provider Sodexo was one of only six teams to win the 2019 New England Food Vision Prize Award.  The $250,000 prize will go toward increasing the amount of locally sourced food on campus menus.

$300,000 in Grants From Duke Energy Will Aid Triangle to Transition to More Electric Buses

Summary: 
  • Transit agencies plan to increase electric bus fleet
  • Duke Energy grant continues company’s push to electrify transportation in North Carolina
Press Release
  • Transit agencies plan to increase electric bus fleet
  • Duke Energy grant continues company’s push to electrify transportation in North Carolina

CBRE and SemaConnect Complete Largest EV Charging Installation

CBRE managed planning, site selection, procurement, preparation, landlord approvals, permitting, installation, activation and closeout at 215 workplace and multifamily buildings across 11 states.
Article

By Lisa Brown 

SAN FRANCISCO—CBRE and SemaConnect, a North American commercial electric vehicle charging provider, have completed the installation of 1,100 electric vehicle charging stations, the largest in the nation. The installations were completed for Electrify America LLC.

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Chicago Is The Greenest City In Green Building Adoption Index For The Third Straight Year, As Green Building Certifications Reach New High Nationally

Inaugural Multifamily Green Building Adoption Index shows trend expanding to new sector, with Denver in the lead
Press Release

LOS ANGELES, November 1, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Chicago’s office market was named the greenest in the U.S.

Exploring a Real-World Model of Sustainable and Circular Business in Pittsburgh

By Peter Fadoul & Stephanie Potter
Article

Hyper-efficient buildings, circular clothing and fashion, sustainable manufacturing, eliminating food waste, innovation in energy—the Pittsburgh business community painted a perfect picture of what a system-wide approach to sustainability and a circular economy look like in action. On October 1, the U.S.

CBRE The Place Makers Episode 3: South Beach, Singapore

Multimedia with summary

Watch Amanda Steele, CBRE’s Executive Managing Director, Property Management, chat with Samantha Tan from South Beach Consortium, on how the 150,000 square metre eco-quarter in downtown Singapore is one of the world's best examples of sustainability and placemaking.

To watch CBRE’s full episode of ‘The Place Makers’ go to Ten Play.

CBRE The Place Makers Episode 3: Ginza Six, Tokyo

Multimedia with summary

Watch Amanda Steele, CBRE’s Executive Managing Director, Property Management, chat with Taku Yamaumi  from L Catterton Real Estate Advisors, on the newest and most sophisticated retail development in Tokyo. How art, heritage and a sublime public rooftop garden are key to this great example of urban placemaking. To watch CBRE’s full episode of ‘The Place Makers’ go to Ten Play.

Sustainability in Detroit, Part 4: The Dirt

Summary: 
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. 
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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. 

IVECO BUS Wins Record Order to Supply 409 Natural Gas Buses to Paris, France

Press Release

October 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ IVECO BUS has won a record order to supply 409 Urbanway Natural Power (NP) buses to the Parisian Transport Authority, Ile-de-France Mobilités. The buses will be deployed on the public transport network which covers both the inner and outer suburbs of the Paris Region and will play a major part in the City’s development plan for a diesel-free transport network.

The Place Makers Episode 3 - Changi Airport, Singapore

Multimedia with summary

Watch Amanda Steele, CBRE’s Executive Managing Director, Property Management, chat with Khaja Nazimuddeen, Head of Horticulture, on how Changi is an airport in a garden, and how its commitment to fabulous placemaking has seen it win world's best airport for 9 years in a row. To watch CBRE’s full episode of ‘The Place Makers’ go to Ten Play.

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