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Collaboration Is Key to Scaling Regenerative Agriculture

By Roya Sabri
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It’s been almost a year since grocery shelves around the world emptied as coronavirus hit the news. These large-scale — and in some cases long-term — shortages revealed vulnerabilitiesin our centralized food systems and globalized supply chains.

Needing to Build Resilience in a Post-Pandemic World

by Michael Mondshine, Senior VP, Director – Sustainability, Energy and Climate Change, WSP USA
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The world was given a unique opportunity in 2020 to take stock of what truly matters and start to better plan for the future through sustainable infrastructure projects

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The world was given a unique opportunity in 2020 to take stock of what truly matters and start to better plan for the future through sustainable infrastructure projects

McDonald's Opens First Net-Zero Restaurant at Disney World

WSP USA provided mechanical-electrical-plumbing engineering and energy analysis for the carbon-neutral fast-food establishment.
Blog

Eight decades after McDonald’s restaurant revolutionized a speedier way to prepare and serve meals, the fast-food giant is once again setting new standards in the industry, laying the groundwork for a more ecologically responsible place to dine.

The façade of the 8,000-square-foot McDonald’s at Disney World in Buena Vista, Florida, not only appears strikingly different than its traditional restaurant chain, but every segment of the building has been meticulously designed to create the world’s first “net-zero” fast food restaurant.

SCE Helps Pomona Fairplex Install 200 EV Chargers

The largest Charge Ready project to date is completed on time amid COVID-related challenges.
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by Paul Griffo

Southern California Edison recently completed the largest Charge Ready electric vehicle charging project to date at the site of the Los Angeles County Fair in Pomona — on time and under budget, even amid challenges related to COVID-19.

Edison International Applauds ZETA on EV Policy Platform

by Paul Griffo
Blog

Edison International applauds the release of a many-faceted policy platform to hasten the adoption of electric vehicles announced by the Washington, D.C.-based Zero Emission Transportation Association.

United States Air Force Begins Construction on $403 Million Energy Savings Performance Contract with Schneider Electric to Enhance Mission Readiness at Yokota Air Base

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  • Long-term solution improves energy infrastructure at the base through a combined heat and power plant with microgrid controls and energy efficiency to ensure reliable, resilient power supply
  • One of the most comprehensive resilience solutions within an ESPC to date by Department of Defense providing reduced and stabilized utility costs, power reliability, guaranteed uptime, operational continuity, and long-term onsite support
  • Expands existing partnership with fourth ESPC between the Air Force and Schneider Electric in four years
Press Release
  • Long-term solution improves energy infrastructure at the base through a combined heat and power plant with microgrid controls and energy efficiency to ensure reliable, resilient power supply
  • One of the most comprehensive resilience solutions within an ESPC to date by Department of Defense providing reduced and stabilized utility costs, power reliability, guaranteed uptime, operational continuity, and long-term onsite support
  • Expands existing partnership with fourth ESPC between the Air Force and Schneider Electric in four years

Emily Wasley Named Board President of the American Society of Adaptation Professionals

WSP USA is an ASAP organizational member, furthering the company’s alignment with and commitment to leadership in climate action.
Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO, January 27, 2021 /3BL Media/ — Emily Wasley, corporate climate resilience practice leader at WSP USA, a leading engineering and professional services consultancy, was named board president of the American Society of Adaptation Professionals (ASAP). 

Enbridge: Alberta Solar One Project Update

Blog

Solar panel racking on our Alberta Solar One Project is completely installed, and over 65% of the 35,994 solar panels are in place. The 10.5 MW project will supply a portion of our Canadian Mainline power requirements with renewable generation and is part of a broader program that Enbridge is initiating to self-supply a growing portion of our energy needs from renewable resources.

Black & Veatch's Pishal Takes Leadership Role With 2021 CTIA Smart Transportation Working Group

Telecom professional chosen for expertise in smart cities adoption, intelligent deployments
Press Release

January 26, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Black & Veatch announces today that Paul Pishal, business development director with the company’s Connected Communities group within its telecommunications business, has been selected as co-chair to lead the 2021 CTIA Smart Transportation Working Group.

A Throwaway Society That's Full to Overflowing

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Hong Kong is still a throwaway society, despite a growing environment awareness in recent years. Every day – shockingly – the city generates enough municipal solid waste to fill four Olympic-sized swimming pools.

Waste management is an increasing hot topic as Hong Kong’s three landfill sites stay on course to reach their capacity within a few years. As a result of insufficient waste infrastructure, landfill remains the major method of waste disposal.

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