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Whirlpool Corporation Highlights Sustainability Innovations at Greenbuild

Award-winning ventless dryers, washers and video tour of ReNEWW House featured at conference
Press Release

BENTON HARBOR, Mich., October 5, 2016 /3BL Media/ — Whirlpool Corporation will showcase its award-winning, energy efficient Whirlpool brand laundry appliances in its booth at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Los Angeles Oct. 5-6.

Top Five Questions to Ask Your IT Outsourcer

by Tim Porzio, Vice President, Operations & Infrastructure, Information Systems & Technology, Sodexo North America
Blog

Companies today are utilizing an ever increasing array of outsourced IT services. When considering outsourced IT services it’s imperative to enter into the vendor selection process well prepared.  It is critical to fully define your requirements before you sit down to evaluate an outsourcing company. Hint: Start with your desired end result in mind.  Ask yourself, “What does an exceptional experience and partnership look like to me?” These five questions will get you started on your away to evaluating the right arrangement for your business.

B&V Reinforces Alternative Water Supply Expertise in Western U.S.

New position’s focus on water reuse applications will benefit clients in scarcity-challenged areas
Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kansas, September 29, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Black & Veatch, a market leader in the design and deployment of alternative water supply projects aimed at ensuring water resilience and security, has named Dr. Jeff Neemann as a Client Director based in southern California. Neemann will have primary responsibility for meeting client needs in the greater Los Angeles area and surrounding communities.

The New Fuso eCanter

Article

The Fuso Canter E-Cell is now the Fuso eCanter. The new name represents the third generation of the world's first fully electric-powered light truck, and the small-scale production run is an important step on the way to full production. Technically, the eCanter is radically different from its predecessor and benefits from the extensive findings of customer trials with the second generation and the reduced costs of battery and component technology.

Relocation Transforms Akzonobel Facility into Energy Efficient Smart Building

The $10 million relocation of a research facility in the US has enabled AkzoNobel to transform its biggest energy user in North America into one of the smartest and most energy efficient.
Press Release

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio September 28, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Completed in November last year, the company’s new Strongsville Technology Center in Ohio is only a third the size of the former location. Designed to use less than a third of the natural gas, electricity and water, the facility has now been recognized under the worldwide LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) green building certification program.

A Distributed Generation Future

Blog

Here’s the basic idea: instead of a small number of power plants providing a lot of people and businesses with power, we can instead use a large number of small-scale electricity generators, each providing a small number of local users with power.

Hmmmmmm. Where were we? Ah yes! We were discussing whether my gushing over electric vehicles was excessive, considering that all it would take is a power-outage to leave EVs incapable of recharging. Right, that sounds unpleasant.

Black & Veatch and Royal HaskoningDHV Partner to Deliver Sustainable Water Solutions

Alternative water treatment technology could produce capital savings, environmental gains
Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., September 27, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Black & Veatch has signed a teaming agreement with Royal HaskoningDHV to apply Nereda® wastewater treatment technology to projects in the United States. Developed by Royal HaskoningDHV, the innovative, sustainable solution is cost-effective, energy efficient and requires a footprint up to four times smaller than traditional water treatment systems.

Alternative Water Supply Expansion for Southern California Earns Top Industry Honor

Black & Veatch design provides water security, added supply and sustainability for Orange County
Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., September 22, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The Orange County Water District’s Groundwater Replenishment System (GWRS) Initial Expansion project, a Black & Veatch-designed alternative water supply system that bolsters water security for a large portion of Southern California, has been chosen to receive the prestigious Water Environment Federation (WEF) Project Excellence Award.

It’s Not the Pollen Count That’s Making You Miserable

By: Joseph Albright
Blog

Do you blame the pollen count for your coughing, sneezing and stuffy nose? Do you track the pollen count and stay indoors on heavy pollen days? I hate to tell you, but the quality of air inside of buildings, where people spend about 90 percent of their time, is even more important to your health. Ironically, according to the EPA, indoor air can be two to five times more polluted—and in some cases up to 100 times more polluted—than outdoor air. This is a significant issue in schools, where exposure to allergens, such as dust mites, pests and molds can trigger asthma symptoms.

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