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Top Five Questions to Ask Your IT Outsourcer

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

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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.

Green Builder Media's September/October 2016 Digital Issue is Now Available

Testing Tradition
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Testing Tradition

This year's building science issue takes a closer look at envelopes, insulation and multi-zone heating and cooling. Learn which products and assembly details most impact overall energy performance.

Here's a sample of what's inside:

"We cannot go down the path of having homes that use very little energy, but are not healthy or safe to live in. We have to do both, and we need tools that let people know they are doing the right thing, so they can try out different approaches."

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.
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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.

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

Alternative water treatment technology could produce capital savings, environmental gains
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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.

Smart Security Can Also Boost Efficiency

Let your clients know that new IOT-enabled security systems can double as energy watchdogs.
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These days, security systems can do more than just signal when an intruder enters a building. Today’s security systems can be integrated into other home systems to provide energy savings.

“When thinking about using an alarm system, we often think about the system only being used for burglar alarm capabilities,” says Tom Mechler, applications design manager for Bosch. “However, while these systems are monitoring doors or windows, why not use their capabilities for other things?” 

Recycled Water More Popular as Water Demands Rise

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Today, severe droughts are driving substantial economic losses, hundreds of millions of people still lack reliable access to clean water, and many critical water resources are being depleted or contaminated. Solving these water challenges will take a variety of solutions, including recycled water.

In the past, municipalities have looked to increase water supply by finding new sources, like seawater desalination. The focus is now turning to the more efficient use of water through recycling and reuse.

Alternative Fuel Sources to Transform Smart Cities, Fleets and Mass Transit

Black & Veatch, industry leaders to examine clean transportation ecosystems, from personal cars to growing commercial segment
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OVERLAND PARK, Kansas, September 13, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Black & Veatch, a market leader in the design, construction and integration of green transportation infrastructure, is looking beyond personal vehicles as it develops the role of sustainable transportation in smart cities. Next week, the company will sponsor VERGE and their Sustainable Transportation Summit. The summit brings together policy makers and private sector leaders for a critical focus on the sustainable movement of people and goods.

Caterpillar Again Named to Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

Caterpillar leads global peers in Innovation Management and other key indicators
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PEORIA, Ill., September 12, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) has been named to the 2016 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), including both the World and North American indices. Marking the 17th time Caterpillar has been included in the DJSI, Caterpillar leads its global peers in the Capital Goods sector in the areas of innovation management, risk and crisis management, labor practices and human rights, and corporate citizenship and philanthropy.

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