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Johnson Controls’ OpenBlue Offers Full Suite of COVID-19 Solutions

CampusSafety Summary Johnson Controls , a technology company, has launched OpenBlue, a new digital platform that powers an innovative suite of solutions with more than 20 tailored services across HVAC , fire protection and security. The platform infuses the OpenBlue suite of...

COVID-19 and Campus Utility Systems

COVID-19 is at the front of everyone’s mind and is driving changes in everyone’s operations. We are all faced with the dilemma of how to best serve our facilities and campuses in this current environment. Campuses have continued to react and address current challenges and ongoing uncertainties...

 10-06-2020 | 12:00 - 13:00 ET

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Utah State University's Energy Team is Working to Keep COVID out of the Vents

The Utah Statesman Summary Utah State University’s energy team has been working on modifying heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems on campus to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Zachary Cook, USU’s energy manager, said a committee was put together to work on the heating,...

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Empower Organises Summer Training Programme for Emirati Youth in the District Cooling Sector

Albawaba Summary Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower) launched this year’s professional summer training programme for national graduates and institute students with a view to encouraging them to engage in the promising district cooling sector. A group of students have been...

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Coronavirus: Investing in green recovery could create 1.6 million new jobs

Yahoo! News Summary Investing in green recovery is the “best way” to boost the UK economy after the coronavirus pandemic, and could create 1.6 million new jobs, a new report has found. Think tank IPPR is urging the government to invest in a jobs-led recovery plan focused on helping the UK...

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Empower Successfully Performs Over 63,700 Online Transactions

Emirates News Agency Summary Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation, Empower, has announced that it successfully performed over 63,700 transactions for different segments of its customers in Dubai since the activation of the remote work platform until the resumption of in-house...

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Falling Renewable, Storage Costs Make 90% Carbon-Free US Grid Feasible by 2035, UC Berkeley Finds

Utility Dive Summary Unemployment da ta indicates that around 600,000 people working in clean energy lost their jobs in March and April alone, Bob Keefe, executive director of Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), told Utility Dive. But "these aren't jobs that have disappeared. These are jobs...

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The next hot building amenity is clean air

Yahoo! Finance Summary The best offices have meditation rooms and gourmet lunches. A high-end apartment building might have a dog park. But tenants and building owners have a new priority amenity: clean air. The novel coronavirus pandemic brought heightened attention to air quality and...

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After Coronavirus, Office Workers Might Face Unexpected Health Threats

New York Times Summary Stagnant plumbing systems in emptied commercial buildings could put returning employees at risk of Legionnaires’ and other illnesses. When you finally return to work after the lockdown, coronavirus might not be the only illness you need to worry about contracting...

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Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson warns of possible in-year cuts to $2.8-billion infrastructure plan for 2020 without help from senior governments

Edmonton Journal Summary Edmonton city council is poised to back most of the $2.8 billion in construction projects approved for 2020, but Mayor Don Iveson is warning the plan may require cuts during the year if senior governments don’t provide funding. A pending motion filed by Iveson...