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World Water Day: Lessons from A Water Expert

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Whether at the General Motors’ headquarters in the Great Lakes State or an assembly plant in a water-stressed area of Brazil, GM is consistently looking for ways to conserve water. In honor of World Water Day, here are five tips for industrial water conservation from Todd Williams, GM’s senior project engineer for water and wastewater treatment. 

1. Track use: What gets measured gets done. Perform site-wide water checks to better understand water use across your operations and identify areas of improvement. 

AEG Celebrates World Water Day with Focus on Potable Water Conservation

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In celebration of World Water Day, a UN campaign celebrated annually on March 22 to bring attention to the importance of freshwater conservation, AEG continues to work toward meeting its 2020 Environmental Goals for GHG emissions, water and waste.

T-Mobile Arena Becomes First Sports & Entertainment Stadium in Las Vegas to Achieve Prestigious LEED® Green Building Certification

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Joint venture partners AEG and MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) announced today that in 2016 the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design® (LEED) Gold certification to T-Mobile Arena, a 20,000-seat sports and entertainment venue that will host the NHL expansion team, Las Vegas Golden Knights. LEED is the preeminent rating system for design, construction & operation of high-performance green buildings.

#WorldWaterDay: Cox Conserves Heroes Program Celebrates Water Stewardship

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Yesterday, many people celebrated World Water Day with various movements and activities. The international event highlights the importance of fresh water, while celebrating the strides of water stewards around the globe. Cox Conserves Heroes are individuals recognized for dedicating their time and resources as environmental volunteers. Here are five Cox Conserves Heroes whose efforts serve to preserve rivers, oceans and shorelines in their communities.  

Spring Is Here! Time To Plan Your Summer Vacation At Yosemite National Park

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Spring has arrived and it's the perfect time to book your summer vacation at Yosemite National Park.

Located in California's Sierra Nevada mountains, Yosemite National Park is famed for its waterfalls, deep valleys, grand meadows, ancient giant seqouias, a vast wilderness area, and much more. With activities like hiking, fishing, horseback riding, rock climbing, and boating, it is impossible to be bored at this incredible destination and resort!

Harvesting Greywater: How Many Facilities are Doing It?

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Water conservation is nothing new.  Many organizations in this space have encouraged hotels to conserve water for years – we even wrote about it for World Water Day last year.  We have seen many hotels update their fixtures to ensure that they have reduced flow and flush in their bathrooms, and some are even recycling rainwater, but have you thought about taking it to the next

Diageo Reports Good First Year Progress Against 2020 Sustainability and Responsibility Targets

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LONDON, August 11, 2016 /3BL Media/ Diageo, a global leader in beverage alcohol, this week reported strong progress against its 2020 Sustainability and Responsibility targets with the publication of its 2016 Annual Report. Diageo made notable improvements in the management of its water efficiency, reduction of carbon emissions and waste materials as well as taking new steps to promote responsible drinking and agreed strategic partnerships with development organisations.

Key performance highlights include:

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Trane Helps Central Piedmont Community College Save Millions of Dollars and Reduce Carbon Footprint
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When facilities managers at Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) in Charlotte, North Carolina considered revamping heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, they sought a variety of upgrades to contribute to overall goals for the school.  Enter Trane, who provided innovative HVAC equipment and software systems that have helped reduce the carbon footprint of the Central Campus in uptown Charlotte.

Kohler Launches Six-Minute Shower Challenge to Bonnaroo Attendees

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KOHLER, Wis., June 8, 2016 /3BL Media/ - According to research from the EPA WaterSense® program, the average American adult spends 8 minutes in the shower, using about 18 gallons of water each time they lather up.* Kohler, a global leader in the manufacture of kitchen and bath products, encourages consumers to reduce their water usage by 25 percent by cutting their shower time by two minutes.

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