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Technological Innovations for Construction, Forecasting and Data Analysis on Issues

by Tam Nguyen, Global Head of Sustainability
Blog

Innovate and Create

We are combining start-up funding, incubation, and integration to accelerate Bechtel’s efforts to drive technological innovation and sustainability across the enterprise.

Modeling Better Impacts

Using unmanned aircraft to survey construction sites while engineers are planning a project can lead to significant efficiency gains. In addition to allowing work to move faster, the surveys can reduce disruption to the natural area.

Keep America Beautiful and Coca-Cola Celebrate Impact of Public Space Recycling Grants Over Past Decade; Announce 2017 Grant Opportunity

More than 50,000 Recycling Bins Expand Public Space Recycling Opportunities to 2.1 Million People
Press Release

STAMFORD, Conn., October 26, 2017 /3BL Media/ - National nonprofit Keep America Beautiful and The Coca-Cola Foundation today announced the opening of the application period for the 2017 Coca-Cola Public Space Recycling Bin Grant Program. In its 11th year, the initiative is designed to expand access to recycling in public spaces in communities across America. Grant applications will be available online through Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. All interested parties can visit BinGrant.org to apply.

How Cities Are Counteracting Climate Change, One Heat Wave at a Time

by Emma Kantrowitz
Blog

When temperatures in the city reached 98 degrees Fahrenheit on Saturday, July 8, 2017, Los Angeles broke a 131-year-old record high temperature for the date, which had previously been set in 1886. In Berlin, a new record was set in August when temperatures clocked in at 102 degrees Fahrenheit.

Valuing Water: The Secret Rests with Our Smart Phones

Reengaging people by linking water management to what they value most and incentivizing needed decisions, behaviors, and management practices
Blog

Trevor Clements, Tetra Tech’s Mid Atlantic regional manager for Integrated Water Management, helps communities solve 21st Century water challenges using holistic, One Water approaches that emphasize building stronger and more resilient communities by balancing economic, quality of life, and environmental objectives. In our first Water Connections blog post, Trevor discusses the 2017 Imagine a Day Without Water event and how we can change the way people think about water. All opinions expressed in this post are the author's own. 

Black & Veatch, ReThink Advisors Partner to Improve City Prosperity, Security and Sustainability

Partners launch CityGauge tool, powered by ASSET360® data analytics platform
Press Release

CLEVELAND, October 23, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Black & Veatch, a smart cities market leader, and strategic planning consultancy ReThink Advisors today announced a partnership to improve community well-being with a data-driven tool for city planning and performance.

Schneider Electric VIDEO | Listening to Young Voices to Discover How to Reshape Industries, Transform Cities and Enrich Lives

Multimedia with summary

Schneider Electric -- the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation -- organized the 7th Edition of Go Green in the City, a competition to engage students to find innovative energy solutions for smart cities worldwide. Twenty four students split in twelve teams reached the finals. Besides presenting the project under the professional instructions from Schneider Electric’s employees, they also took part in workshops and presentations on the Group's activities, experiencing multicultural and exciting cooperating atmosphere.

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From Refill to Recharge: How Electric Vehicles are Changing City Infrastructure

by Emma Kantrowitz
Blog

The phrase, “I have to stop for gas,” might be on its way out.

Talk of electric vehicle proliferation has been occurring for years across the U.S. and around the globe, but the future of the auto industry is no longer merely on the horizon. Given the recent announcements from major car manufacturers planning to reduce the number of gasoline-fueled models and increase the amount of electric vehicle options, it seems that the industry’s future has arrived.

Harbor Habitat, Whirlpool Volunteers Work on Several Builds

By Tony Wittkowski
Article

BENTON TOWNSHIP — Trianna Sims is rarely speechless, but Thursday wasn’t like most days for her.

Alongside her husband, Dontrell, the Sims were given a ceremonial hammer Thursday morning at the site of their future Benton Township house being built by them and Harbor Habitat of Humanity volunteers.

Dontrell explained how much a home meant for him and his family. The Sims have moved three times within the past year, while tending to a 2-year-old boy, with another child on the way.

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Recognizes Arrow Electronics

Press Release

October 13, 2017 /3BL Media/ - For the third consecutive year, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has named Arrow Electronics a “Gold Leader” in its Environmental Leadership Program. The annual awards recognize Colorado organizations with gold, silver and bronze designations for voluntarily going beyond compliance with state and federal regulations and for their commitment to continual environmental improvements.

WBCSD Insider Perspective | 2017 Cement Sustainability Initiative Forum: "Growing Together Through the SDGs"

by Yvonne Leung
Blog

Last week the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)'s Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) held its 11th annual forum in New Delhi, India. The event focused on how, through sharing knowledge and experience, the private sector can capture and build on the opportunities offered by the SDGs and understand the risks of inaction.

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