Chicago’s buildings leading the way in energy efficiency
Oct29

Chicago’s buildings leading the way in energy efficiency

Since the birth of the skyscraper, Chicago has played a leading role as an innovative hub for architecture and construction. This innovative streak continues with Chicago’s buildings leading the way in energy efficiency with the goal of saving the city money and reducing its carbon emissions: Each year, Chicago spends around $3 billion on energy, with energy usage by buildings creating 71% of the city’s carbon emissions. To reduce...

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Sydney Water becoming a utility of the future
Oct21

Sydney Water becoming a utility of the future

Sydney Water is Australia’s largest water utility and is among the ten most largest water utilities in the world. The utility provides water, recycled water and wastewater services to 1.4 million properties and 4.8 million people over a supply area of 12,700 square kilometers across Sydney, the Illawarra and the Blue Mountains. Like all utilities Sydney Water is faced with a number of current and emerging challenges that threaten its...

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Smart water meters managing limited supplies
Oct14

Smart water meters managing limited supplies

One of the major challenges for all nations, developing and developed, is ensuring people have reliable access to water supply services. By 2050, the UN projects that one in four people is likely to live in a country that is affected by chronic or recurring water shortages due to numerous pressures including increasing populations and economic growth, as well as the impacts of climate change (rising sea levels, longer droughts and...

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Mitigating water risks to the pharmaceutical industry
Oct08

Mitigating water risks to the pharmaceutical industry

The World Economic Forum’s annual Global Risks report has ranked the water supply crises as the number 1 global risk to businesses over the next ten years: Globally, individuals and communities are experiencing water scarcity, or water insecurity, which is the inability of users to access, sustainably, good quality water of sufficient quantity necessary for human well-being and socio-economic development. The pharmaceutical industry...

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