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Bristol-Myers Squibb Celebrates Earth Day [Video]

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Happy Earth Day! To celebrate, we're featuring our new, state-of-the art office facility that constructed with collaboration and the environment in mind.

Trash to Treasure: Converting Landfills to Public Green Space

by Adam Bonislawski
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As the saying goes, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. And what’s more treasured, particularly in dense urban areas, than parkland?

Changing patterns of waste disposal are making many conventional landfills obsolete, and, in turn, municipalities are repurposing these facilities as green spaces, at once removing public eyesores and adding new amenities for their residents.

Case Study Snapshot: TAIPEI 101

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CBRE’s Sustainability Group has made TAIPEI 101’s green profile soar, helping it become the first LEED v4 Platinum super tall building in the world and the only project to achieve 90 points. Learn more: http://www.cbre.com/about/case-studies/taipei-101

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Epic Investment Trends in Smart Distribution Systems

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For more than 100 years, electric utilities worldwide made relatively few investments to electric distribution networks; focusing primarily on generation and transmission infrastructure. As such, the traditional electric distribution system—comprised of a passive network of poles, wires, transformers and capacitors— delivered power to commercial, industrial and residential customers in largely the same manner for decades.

Transformative Technology: Understanding Sustainability Impacts and Opportunities

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For more than 30 years, we’ve been at the forefront of mobile technology – and we’re just getting started. Stemming from our industry expertise and long-time commitment to research and development, we are uniquely positioned to empower designers and developers to create new possibilities for our rapidly evolving world. We are at the hub of 5G innovation, spearheading the research efforts that will create the next global wireless revolution – just as we pioneered many of the building blocks for 3G and 4G.

Shifting to a Digital Grid Forces System-Wide Grid Modernization

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We are at the dawn of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, defined by its velocity and volume, scope and scale, and systems impact. The foundation of this new era is squarely built upon the success of the "digital grid." The first three revolutions—defined by the introduction of steam and mechanization, electricity and computing, respectively—all had profound societal impacts, but they lacked the exponential rate of technological breakthroughs and complexity that define the fourth.

Green Power in India

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VMware India recently sealed a deal with its builders to enable two of its largest buildings based in the city of Bangalore – Kalyani Vista and Kalyani Magnum – to receive 85% of their power from renewable energy. Kalyani Vista will receive wind energy for close to 438,000 sq. ft. while Kalyani Magnum will receive energy for nearly 206,212 sq.ft. from wind power turbines located in the State of Karnataka.

One Boston Day: How Cities & Companies Can Create a Blueprint for Urban Resilience

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Urban resilience is so much more than disaster preparedness—a truly resilient approach is one that is proactive not just reactive. That’s why today more and more companies and organizations are putting resiliency at the forefront of their responsibility efforts.

Today serves as an opportunity to remind us how vital resiliency is in today’s climate.

Shanghai Tower | Tallest Building in China Serves as Benchmark for Sustainable Design

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Located in Shanghai’s Luijiazui financial district, the award-winning Shanghai Tower rises 632 meters (128 stories), making it the tallest building in China. Shanghai Tower & Construction Co., Ltd selected Cosentini, A Tetra Tech Company, to help create a towering structure that is a benchmark for sustainable design and technological innovation in China.

Ecocentricity Blog: That's a Big Pothole

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Fortunately, Atlanta has a robust public transportation system and an intelligently-designed network of roadways to allow for a seamless modification of traffic flows without increased congestion. Unfortunately, none of that previous sentence is true.

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Fortunately, Atlanta has a robust public transportation system and an intelligently-designed network of roadways to allow for a seamless modification of traffic flows without increased congestion. Unfortunately, none of that previous sentence is true.

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