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USTMA, The Ray and University of Missouri Release Findings on Benefits of Rubber Modified Asphalt and Call for Additional Research

Rubber modified asphalt is a proven circular solution for scrap tires that provides cost savings, extends pavement life and reduces noise; more research needed to close data gaps
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The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA), in partnership with the University of Missouri and The Ray, a nonprofit proving ground for sustainable transportation technologies, have published a state of knowledge report that assessed existing research on the economic, performance and environmental benefits of using ground tire rubber (GTR) in asphalt.

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The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA), in partnership with the University of Missouri and The Ray, a nonprofit proving ground for sustainable transportation technologies, have published a state of knowledge report that assessed existing research on the economic, performance and environmental benefits of using ground tire rubber (GTR) in asphalt.

Centering Social Equity in Climate Risk Analysis and ESG Reporting

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Our industry is engaged in an important dialogue to improve sustainability through ESG transparency and industry collaboration. This article is a contribution to this larger conversation and does not necessarily reflect GRESB’s position. Please refer to official GRESB documents for assessment related guidance.

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Our industry is engaged in an important dialogue to improve sustainability through ESG transparency and industry collaboration. This article is a contribution to this larger conversation and does not necessarily reflect GRESB’s position. Please refer to official GRESB documents for assessment related guidance.

LG Pledges Transition to 100 Percent Renewable Energy by 2050

Commitment Expands on Zero Carbon 2030 Initiative
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SEOUL, July 21, 2021 /3BL Media/ — LG Electronics Inc. made public its commitment to transition completely to renewable energy by 2050 as a key component of its sustainability strategy.

Hydrogen Could Be America's Energy Future

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by Nicholaus Rohleder for Climate and Capital Media 

Clean burning hydrogen fuel is finally coming into its own, and it could shape the future of U.S. energy.

State of the Green Building Industry 2021

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by Deisy Verdinez of the US Green Building Council 

There’s renewed commitment from companies and organizations to run their business and operations in more sustainable ways. As communities and consumers begin to demand more from organizations to do more to support their communities, many are not only including sustainability in corporate social responsibility plans but are also are setting ambitious goals to reduce their impacts on the environment. And they’re making real strides in achieving these goals.

Ecofin Strives to Make a Positive Impact Without Compromising Returns

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by Brent Newcomb, President of Ecofin

Ecofin is a sustainable investing specialist dedicated to climate action, social impact and water.

First, climate action is the drive to reduce emissions, and includes both the energy transition and waste transition.  This means conventional categories such as solar, wind, hydro and batteries, in addition to the electrification of transport, energy efficiency, waste-to-value (recycling) and waste-to-energy (cleaner fuels such as renewable natural gas).

Webinar: Assessing Climate Risks to Commercial Enterprises and Prioritizing Mitigation Actions

Snack & Learn Webinar Series 2021 - The webinar will offer insights into assessing options and improving the adaptive capacity of commercial enterprises at least cost.
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Many commercial enterprises have mature risk management practices. These risk management practices often will consider the impact of severe weather events on operations and their customer base.

Amtrak Receives Federal Approval for Environmental Impact Study (EIS) for Gateway Hudson Tunnel Project

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Congratulations to Amtrak on receiving key federal approval for the Environmental Impact Study (EIS) for the Gateway Hudson Tunnel project, which is part of the larger Gateway Project, that will allow rehabilitation of the existing 110-year-old tunnels currently used by 450+ Amtrak and 

Three Post COVID-19 Resilience Trends to Watch

Climate-related financial disclosures, the emergence of chief resilience officers and climate adaptation, resilience finance mechanisms are trending post-pandemic.
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Note: This is the first article in a series highlighting changes to environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategies we expect to see in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This article examines changes to resilience strategies to address volatile markets and supply chains.

In 2020, the year we faced a global pandemic, record-breaking wildfires and political unrest across the U.S., demand for our corporate climate risk, adaptation and resilience services increased by 305 percent.

Black & Veatch Celebrates 60 Years of Delivering Infrastructure Solutions in Canada

Engineering, construction leader sees path to decarbonization and sustainability emerge from Canada’s history of innovation in power, oil & gas, water and telecom
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TORONTO, July 26, 2021 /3BL Media/ - As Black & Veatch celebrates its 60th year of innovative operations in Canada, the company recognizes the more than 1,500 completed projects that span power and energy market segments, essential water management solutions, and telecommunications advancements across the country. With the milestone, the company’s experts – now at the forefront of the decarbonization and sustainability movements – see significant opportunities to accelerate Canada’s deployment of advanced infrastructure assets.

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