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SUSTAINABLE

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Editor:

Fiona FitzGerald

Assistant Editor:

George Newell

Senior Writer:

Marcus Bonnano

Contributors:

Rob Thornton

Ralf Nielsen

Meghan Fay Zahniser

Commercial Manager: Graeme Watts Web Administrator: Steve Phipps

CONTENTS ISSUE 01/17

Welcome to the latest North American edition of Sustainable Business Magazine Sustainable Business Magazine aims to spread awareness of the values of sustainability, as well as the brilliant ways in which organizations continue to meet challenges and champion corporate social responsibility. We start 2017 with the latest installment of our ‘District Energy’ series in partnership with the International District Energy Association (IDEA). Each installment of the series features detailed profiles of companies demonstrating state-of-the-art best practices in district energy across North America and is prefaced by a foreword from IDEA President and CEO Rob Thornton. For this installment we spoke to Carl Vreugde, Senior Director and Managing Partner at Urecon, Tommy Lorenzen, Export Sales Manager at Logstor, and Ron Gawer, Director of Energy Operations at Stanford University, about European standard hot water piping in North America, 40km of piping at Stanford University, and the district energy trends of the future. We also spoke to Ted Borer, Energy Plant Manager at Princeton University, about natural disasters, economic dispatch, and the community benefits of microgrids. Our ‘Sustainable Campuses’ series in partnership with AASHE celebrates how universities continue to develop and operate sustainably, as well as the role they’re taking in educating students and the wider public about sustainability. The series is prefaced by a foreword from AASHE’s Executive Director Meghan Fay Zahniser. For the latest installment we heard from Gail Lee, Sustainability Director at the University of California, San Francisco, who discussed the challenges and successes of their drive to incorporate sustainable practices into the operations of a leading medical school and hospital. In an in-depth Q&A, Ralf Nielsen, Principal and Director of Sustainability at Colliers Project Leaders, explains how they are contributing to a more sustainable future. In the Bahamas we spoke to James Mosko, President of the Mosko Group, about family businesses, sustainable projects, and learning through mistakes. In Trinidad and Tobago we spoke to the Trinidad and Tobago Solid Waste Management Company. CEO Ronald Roach and General Manager for Communications, Sales, and Marketing David Manswell spoke to us about education, efficiency, and an innovative new project for handling contaminated water. We also spoke to Wilfred de Gannes, Chairman and CEO of the Shipbuilding and Repair Development Company of Trinidad and Tobago (SRDC), about the development of a major new shipyard port which is set to play a central role in the country’s future economy. Finally in Mexico we spoke to Stefano Maggiolino, Managing Director of Tenova HYL, about bringing the ancient art of iron smelting into the modern world of environmental sustainability. Details of upcoming sustainability events can be found on our events calendar. For more information on Sustainable Business Magazine, or to view our previous editions, please visit www.sustainablebusinessmagazine.net. We hope that you find this issue both interesting and inspiring. Thank you for reading. The Sustainable Business Magazine Team

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International District Energy Association (IDEA)

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Urecon / Logstor

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Princeton University

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The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)

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University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

Q&A Ralf Nielsen, Principal and Director of Sustainability, Colliers Project Leaders

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Mosko Group

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The Trinidad and Tobago Solid Waste Management Company Limited (SWMCOL)

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Shipbuilding and Repair Development Company of Trinidad and Tobago (SRDC)

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Tenova HYL

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Global Events

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