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Hilton and American Express to Donate Up to 1 Million Rooms to Frontline Medical Professionals During COVID-19 Crisis

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Hilton (NYSE:HLT) and American Express (NYSE:AXP) today announced that the companies, in partnership with Hilton’s ownership community, will donate up to 1 million hotel room nights across the United States to frontline medical professionals leading the fight against COVID-19.

Beginning next week, Hilton and American Express will make rooms available without charge to doctors, nurses, EMTs, paramedics and other frontline medical staff who need a place to sleep, recharge or isolate from their families through the end of May.

With Black & Veatch, Memphis Sees Sewer Program As Unfolding Opportunity

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Memphis’ sewerage assets aren’t much different in scale with other metropolitan areas, and often they’re similarly old, with some pipes dating back a century.  So when chronic, unpermitted sewage discharges from that aging system forced the city to fix that, Memphis hired global infrastructure solutions provider Black & Veatch for the job.

Aiming for Carbon Neutral by 2050; Building the Rocket Ship for the New "Moon Shot"

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Decarbonization is a hot topic and can be considered the new “moon shot” of the 21st century. In a recently contributed article to Power Engineering magazine, power industry professionals Leslie Ponder and Kevin Cornish explore the future of decarbonization, and what it will take to get us to a future of net-zero carbon emissions or carbon-free energy goals in a rapidly decentralizing marketplace.

The Detroit Water Crisis and Unexpected Coalitions

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Since 2014, the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department has shut off the water to 141,000 households whose bills were past due. Last year, more than 23,000 households reportedly had their water shut off.

CLP’s Sustainable Path to Build a Utility of the Future

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The CLP Group’s latest Sustainability Report highlights the Company’s strategies to navigate transformative global megatrends and chart a sustainable path to build a Utility of the Future.

Investors and Companies Urge States to Adopt Transportation and Climate Initiative, a ‘once-in-a-generation Opportunity’

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March 12, 2020 /3BL Media/ - A diverse group of investors, companies, trade associations, institutions, and organizations across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic are urging the region’s governors today to band together and create a clean transportation future that enables economic growth.

Climate Change Is Not Just an Environmental Issue

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The term “environmental justice” still may be unfamiliar to some people, but you don’t have to be familiar with it to understand what it means when you see it. With the Flint water crisis and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the people who were hit hardest were poor and black. “What Flint did was make environmental justice a mainstream concept,” said Charles Lee, a senior policy advisor at the EPA, on a panel at the recent Michigan Environmental Justice Summit.

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.

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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.

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