Electricity infrastructure is often susceptible to external environmental factors and exposure that can cause damage. From tree contact and animal intrusions to fire and weather-related events, these factors can impact the resilience and reliability of power systems.
Feature image: Washington Canal Park in Washington, D.C.
New construction projects that follow design guidelines and aim to meet performance benchmarks set a critical foundation for sustainability. The SITES v2 Rating System provides a clear framework for developing such projects, while emphasizing site maintenance and encouraging performance monitoring post-construction.
A recent study by ISGlobal showed that exposure to green space during childhood is associated with beneficial structural changes in the developing brain, improved working memory and reduced inattentiveness. Green schools are better for learning because they keep students healthy and increase their focus, attention span and memory.