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Amtrak Continues to Improve Sustainability of Operations

January 14, 2016 - in Corporate, Rail

WASHINGTON – Amtrak continues its commitment and progress to ever more sustainable operations by focusing on fuel and energy conservation as well as other initiatives. America’s Railroad® has incorporated sustainability practices throughout its operation…

Autodesk Adds Tools for Environmental Performance from Building to City Scale

November 18, 2015 - in Energy, Products, Smart Cities

Autodesk significantly expanded their portfolio of energy and water analysis tools that span the spectrum of design through operations for individual…

Urban Land Institute Receives $800,000 Grant from the Kresge Foundation to Support the Creation of Sustainable Communities

October 26, 2015 - in Corporate, Land Development, Planning

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26, 2015—The Urban Land Institute (ULI), a global research and education institute dedicated to responsible land use and sustainable…

Study Shows that Tree Planting Alone May Not Significantly Offset Urban Carbon Emissions

October 22, 2015 - in Corporate, Environment, Planning

Around the world, from small towns to the biggest cities, civic soldiers in the battle against global warming are striving to cut carbon emissions. One oft-used strategy is to plant more trees, which suck up carbon dioxide, a major greenhouse gas. But does…

NYIT and PKU Host World Experts at “Sustainable Megacities” Conference in Beijing

October 21, 2015 - in Corporate, Planning

BEIJING, Oct. 20, 2015—Experts from China and the United States met in Beijing today and reiterated the need for a systems-based, coordinated response to the world’s critical food, energy, and water (FEW) challenges. Engineers, urban planners, and policymakers…

Large Dutch Bank Acts on Sustainability of Real Estate Portfolio

September 16, 2015 - in Corporate, Maintenance

Amsterdam, Sept. 16, 2015—GRESB, the global standard for portfolio-level sustainability assessments in real estate, today announced that ABN AMRO will start using sustainability data on property companies and funds in its real estate lending process. GRESB…

City of Grand Rapids to Save $2.2MM through First Performance Contract Sustainability Project at Waste Water Treatment Plant

September 14, 2015 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Renewables, Wastewater

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Sept. 14, 2015—The City of Grand Rapids, Michigan's Waste Water Treatment Plant has completed the first phase of a successful energy efficiency program with OpTerra Energy Services. The energy-focused program is aligned with the City's…

An Inspirational Building that Explores New Ways of Learning

September 8, 2015 - in Buildings, Design/Engineering, Projects

Springwell Special Education Needs School provides a safe and supportive learning environment for 110 youngsters aged 7-16 with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties. Atkins created a very calm and well organised building that has discreet areas…

Major Investors Launch Sustainability Benchmark for Infrastructure Investments

September 7, 2015 - in Financial

Amsterdam, Sept. 7, 2015—A group of global institutional infrastructure investors, including AIMCo, APG, ATP, Aviva Investors,CalPERS, Mirova, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and PGGM, representing US$1.5 trillion, today announced the launch of GRESB Infrastructure,…

Municipal Utilities Drive Sustainability in Smaller Cities

August 11, 2015 - in Corporate, Energy

BINGHAMTON, NY – Small cities and rural areas lag behind in environmental protection policymaking because they often lack the financial or technical resources needed. According to newly published research at Binghamton University, places that have municipal…