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Microgrid Design to Boost Energy Resilience at Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus

Black & Veatch to bring engineering expertise to NYSERDA NY Prize project
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OVERLAND PARK, Kansas, 23 March 2017 /3BL Media/ – Black & Veatch is partnering with the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus to design and assess the financial and energy efficiency impacts of a microgrid in Buffalo, N.Y. The microgrid will provide resilient, clean energy for the 120-acre campus, long-term cost-savings and potential monetization opportunities for member institutions.

Investing in Sustainable Buildings

Designing sustainable buildings across our global operations to minimise our environmental impact.
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Our new building in Ware, UK, needs carefully controlled ambient temperature and humidity to store pharmaceutical samples. The building design makes it resilient against outdoor temperature changes, while minimising environmental impacts.

The Value of Smart City Initiatives Offer New Twist on Old Question of Affordability

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Black & Veatch’s 2017 Strategic Directions: Smart City/Smart Utility Report reinforces lessons learned in the past year—although governments and municipalities believe strongly in the smart city model, they continue to struggle to fund these efforts.

Biophilic Leadership Summit

The Nature Connection. Nature, Well Being and Positive Outcomes
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National leaders share their expertise, form new partnerships and discuss future directions in the field of biophilic urbanism and design.

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National leaders share their expertise, form new partnerships and discuss future directions in the field of biophilic urbanism and design.

Path to Driverless Transportation Rolls Through Data Collection, Analytics

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Data collection and the processing power needed to support autonomous driving are huge areas of focus for development. Companies are investing heavily in driverless technologies, evidenced by news that Intel Corp. is acquiring Mobileye, an autonomous driving technology leader whose portfolio includes machine learning, road mapping, sensors, and data analytics among other technologies.

Allie Kelly of The Ray to Speak at AIA NY's Viral Voices VI- Virtual Displacement

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Allie Kelly, executive director of The Ray will be one of the panelists for AIA New York Chapter's "Viral Voices VI - Virtual Displacement" on Thursday, March 30th at the AIA Center for Architecture.

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Allie Kelly, executive director of The Ray will be one of the panelists for AIA New York Chapter's "Viral Voices VI - Virtual Displacement" on Thursday, March 30th at the AIA Center for Architecture.

Sustainable Brands Seeks Entrepreneurs for Startup Business Competition

Innovation Open calls for submissions from socially and environmentally conscious ventures to compete at SB’17 Detroit
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SAN FRANCISCO, March 9, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Sustainable Brands® recently opened submissions for its internationally recognized startup business competition Sustainable Brands Innovation Open (SBIO).

Trane and GWCCA Unveil Convention Center Upgrades Expected to Reduce Energy Use by More Than a Third

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Atlanta, March 2, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Leaders from Trane, a leading global provider of indoor comfort solutions and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, and the Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) unveiled upgrades to the Atlanta convention center this week which are expected to cut energy costs and reduce the centers carbon footprint by 39 percent annually, saving more than $2.5 million in the first year alone.

As Seen on The Guardian: Ships, Planes and Automobiles Take a Load Off to Go Green

Lightweighting – the reduction of a vehicle’s mass to enhance performance – is helping manufacturers meet fuel efficiency targets, thus shrinking their customers’ carbon footprints
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People aren’t the only ones with weight loss goals for the new year. To increase fuel efficiency and minimize their carbon footprints, transportation companies are making an effort to shed pounds, too.

Daimler is Creating Small Parts with a Big Impact

Recycled small parts mean lower emissions
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Naturally, automotive manufacturing requires a high volume of materials. To protect the earth's resources, Daimler turns to recyclates. For that reason, this issue is also central in our Design for Environment. Since 2014, even the smallest series parts have contributed to environmentally sound production.

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