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U. S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome M. Adams and CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta join Chef David Bouley and Dr. Mark Hyman at The WELL Conference

The leading federal spokesperson on matters of public health, CNN’s chief medical correspondent, functional medicine advocate and New York’s favorite chef to speak at the inaugural wellness event March 29 – April 1, 2020
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NEW YORK, February 21, 2020  /3BL Media/ – Two globally recognized physicians, a renowned integrative medicine expert, and one of the world’s leading restauranteurs will join the more than 50 leading designers, architects, business leaders, academicians and public health professionals speaking at The WELL Conference, March 29-April 1, 2020, in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Meet the People Behind GM’s All-electric Future PART 3: Andy Oury on GM’s Next-Generation Batteries

GM celebrates the employees who continue to innovate and push the company closer to its vision
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This National Engineers Week, GM celebrates the employees who continue to innovate and push the company closer toward its vision of Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion.

Meet the People Behind GM’s All-electric Future PART 2: Dalya Aboona on Building a Green Grid

GM celebrates the employees who continue to innovate and push the company closer to its vision
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This National Engineers Week, GM celebrates the employees who continue to innovate and push the company closer toward its vision of Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion.

To further support its emerging EV portfolio, GM is improving charging infrastructure to enable its commitment to putting an EV in every driveway.

Meet the People Behind GM’s All-Electric Future PART 1: 1:1 With Chief Engineer Jesse Ortega

GM celebrates the employees who continue to innovate and push the company closer to its vision
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This National Engineers Week, GM celebrates the employees who continue to innovate and push the company closer toward its vision of Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion.

“One of the things that draws you to engineering is a desire to learn and to be fascinated by the new,” said Jesse Ortega, chief engineer at General Motors.

Avenue’s New Community Center Gets Sustainable Upgrades in Near Northside

Avenue and Green Mountain Energy Sun Club Partner on Green Amenities for Avenue Center
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HOUSTON, February 18, 2020 /3BL Media/– Avenue, a local nonprofit dedicated to developing affordable homes and strengthening communities, will be getting an environmentally-friendly upgrade thanks to a near $200,000 gift from Green Mountain Energy Sun Club. The green amenities will complement Avenue Center, a new community resource center currently under construction in Near Northside.

Sustainability in Detroit, Part 5: Real Estate Development

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What does sustainability look like in Detroit, a city that is going through changes that some consider a renaissance? The Erb Institute talked with five people who are working to make Detroit more sustainable—in wildly divergent ways, from bees, to dirt, to real estate development, to stormwater. This is Part 5 of 5.

Abir Ali 

UPS Longitudes | Innovation and Entrepreneurship Can Cut Waste and Fuel the Circular Economy

Antonia Gawel | World Economic Forum
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It's time for a system reboot. The trends are clear. We have moved toward an economy of disposability where the valuable resources we extract are going to waste and causing harm to people and planet.

How Net Zero Energy Electrified Learning at This Oregon School

Inspiring students with a net-zero energy school design
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Alex Baumgardner, marketing and commuications manager with Tetra Tech’s High Performance Buildings Group, wrote an article for the International Living Future Institute’s Trim Tab magazine.

In the blog, Alex discusses Tetra Tech’s work in designing a net-zero energy educational facility alongside architecture firm Bora Architects with the purpose of not only delivering a sustainable development but also inspiring students who require an augmented approach to learning.

In the Trim Tab article, Alex writes:

Ecocentricity Blog: Buildings Made of Sky

By: John A. Lanier
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In The New Carbon Architecture, Bruce King and his merry band of authors unpack all of the ways in which we can eliminate embodied carbon emissions when constructing buildings, and even go beyond to construct carbon negative buildings.

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In The New Carbon Architecture, Bruce King and his merry band of authors unpack all of the ways in which we can eliminate embodied carbon emissions when constructing buildings, and even go beyond to construct carbon negative buildings.

Bechtel Returns To New York To Help Solve the City’s Biggest Infrastructure Challenges

New Manhattan office will support region in building transformative, resilient, and sustainable projects
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Bechtel, the top-ranked engineering and construction company in the U.S., has opened a new office in New York City to support local leaders in solving the region’s infrastructure challenges.

On Thursday, Bechtel held a reception marking its new presence in Manhattan on Broadway. Bechtel Chairman and CEO Brendan Bechtel discussed the company’s commitment to the region before an audience of more than 100:

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