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Masdar Siemens Headquarters Update — AECOM takes the LEED in the UAE

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Managing complexity, building better lives. 

With sustainability at the forefront of the project, AECOM helped to create the first building in the United Arab Emirates to be certified Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED V3.0) Core and Shell Platinum.

Sustainability Is The New Black

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If you moved into a new home that was three-times the square-footage you’d probably expect to see your utility bills go up by a lot, right? Well, our guests this week on Sea Change Radio managed to make such a move, without increasing their monthly utilities by a dime. How’d they do it? By approaching home and interior design with a sustainability lens, architect George Bradley and his partner Eddie Baba have succeeded in making a beautiful and livable space while reducing their impact on the earth.

Boeing: From Plants to Planes

Learn how Boeing is using natural materials to design airplane interiors
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Next time you fly, imagine that the interior of the airplane was made from plant-based materials, making much of the cabin sustainable. Boeing's improving the environmental performance of airplane interiors through novel use of flax.

See more at buildsomethingbetter.com/environment

 

Famed Pelli Architects to Headline New York Event on ‘Next-Gen Buildings and Cities’

Father-son team to discuss how sustainability is transforming urban architecture and design
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OAKLAND, Calif., September 8, 2014 /3BL Media/ –– World-renowned architects César and Rafael Pelli will bring their vision to VERGE Salon: Next-Gen Buildings and Cities in New York City on September 16, a one-day event focusing on how technology and data are transforming the future of our buildings and cities. The father-son architecture team will participate during a day of presentations and workshops by corporate sustainability and technology leaders.

Edith Green Wendell Wyatt Federal Building is named Sustainable Project of the Year by the Better Bricks awards program

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PORTLAND, Ore., August 26, 2014 /3BL Media/ - The Edith Green Wendell Wyatt Federal Building, built by Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty company, was recently named the 2014 Sustainable Project of the Year by the Portland Business Journal.

Refreshing and Raising the Bar

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By Roman Smith, Director, Sustainability Operations

As a sun-loving Texan, my semiannual trips to the Pacific Northwest often make me feel like I should bring my own UV machine. So you can only imagine my delight when I landed in Seattle last Monday and found the sun there, waiting for me.  

I felt it was a good sign of what was to come.

Ingersoll Rand Finds Value and Inspiration in the Solar Decathlon

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  • Competition promotes sharing of knowledge between business and academia, by using new technologies and concepts for real-world applications
  • Participating in the Solar Decathlon fits with Ingersoll Rand's energy efficiency & sustainability focus and commitment to working in local communities

Ingersoll Rand Provides Nexia Home Automation to Solar Decathlon Teams

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  • Ingersoll Rand offers wireless "smart-home" technology to all 20 teams, to manage each home's energy use, security, temperature
  • Helps participants better understand energy use and maximize efficiency in their houses
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  • Ingersoll Rand offers wireless "smart-home" technology to all 20 teams, to manage each home's energy use, security, temperature
  • Helps participants better understand energy use and maximize efficiency in their houses

Ingersoll Rand Shows Benefits of Energy Efficient Homes by Sponsoring Solar Decathlon

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  • U.S. DOE Solar Decathlon 2013 challenges 20 global collegiate teams to design, build, and operate a house that’s cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive
  • Ingersoll Rand sponsors Univerity of North Carolina Charlotte's (UNCC) “UrbanEden”, a house that combines sophisticated living with natural elements
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  • U.S. DOE Solar Decathlon 2013 challenges 20 global collegiate teams to design, build, and operate a house that’s cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive
  • Ingersoll Rand sponsors Univerity of North Carolina Charlotte's (UNCC) “UrbanEden”, a house that combines sophisticated living with natural elements

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