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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.

Arrow Electronics Supports Local School District's Emergency Relief Efforts

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CENTENNIAL, Colo., August 6, 2020 /3BL Media/ –  Arrow Electronics is supporting the Cherry Creek Schools Foundation’s Emergency Relief Fund, which has addressed critical needs of students and their families in the Denver metro area during the coronavirus crisis. 

The relief fund has supported more than 500 of the Cherry Creek School District’s hardest-hit families since it was established in March, providing food, rent support and cleaning supplies among other items. 

Through the relief fund, the foundation and Cherry Creek School District have:

Land Betterment Corporation Discusses Betterment Recycling - Its Tire Recycling Division

Company is transforming former coal mining sites into state-of-the-art tire recycling facilities
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FISHERS, Ind.,  July 28, 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, is excited to discuss its tire recycling division, Betterment Recycling, in more detail.  

Accelerating Digital to Build Better Industries Post-COVID-19

by Jean-Pascal Tricoire
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The COVID-19 crisis will transform industry. New circumstances have reinforced the importance of agility, efficiency, and resiliency. Our industries are simultaneously needing to save costs while building more capacity and robustness. To achieve both, there is one solution: digitization. But this is not new to industry. Digital transformation was in motion well before the pandemic hit. During the crisis, those who were fully connected had a significant edge. And those who were not, are now trying to catch up.

IoT and the Future of Transportation

By Cheryl Ajluni, IoT Solutions Lead - Keysight Technologies
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Imagine a world where your car monitors your daily morning commute while safely parked in your driveway. On one particular morning, it detects a major collision along your intended route. Simultaneously, it checks your calendar and sees you have a critical meeting at 9:00 am with your most important client. Realizing you will miss your meeting if you wake at the normal time, your car alerts your smart watch to sound it’s alarm 30 minutes early. In just the blink of an eye, a potentially significant business disaster has been averted.

CEU: Integrating Health and Wellbeing Into the Foundation of the Built Environment

Thursday, July 16, 2020, 11 a.m. EST
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As part of the Mohawk Group CEU series and the manufacturer’s upcoming DesignFWD virtual summit, senior sustainability manager Rami Vagal will be hosting and presenting “Integrating Health and Wellbeing into the Foundation of the Built Environment.”

IWBI Governance Council Votes to Graduate WELL v2 Out of Pilot

Governing body, charged with upholding integrity of the WELL Building Standard’s evolution, greenlights WELL v2
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NEW YORK – July 9, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) announced today the graduation of WELL v2 out of pilot stage, an outcome voted upon by the IWBI Governance Council, which was formally constituted in February 2020. Comprised of key global thought leaders, doctors, public health professionals and business executives, the roles of the IWBI Governance Council include helping uphold the integrity of the development process for IWBI’s certification frameworks and accelerating the broader movement driving WELL’s adoption.

Keep America Beautiful Launches Community Improvement Grant Program to Help Beautify MLK Corridors Across the Nation

Community Improvement Grant Program Supported by Partner Diageo North America as Part of Keep America Beautiful Great American Cleanup
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STAMFORD, Conn., July 8, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful®, the nation’s leading community improvement nonprofit organization, in partnership with Diageo North America and its Diageo Community Activity and Relief Efforts (“Diageo C.A.R.E.s”) program, today announced the creation of the Keep America Beautiful Community Improvement Grant program to support the efforts of volunteers, residents, community groups, and business owners/employees to prevent litter, promote recycling, and beautify a

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