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Lesson PlanExplore the dataCreate a scatter plot and bivariate map to better understand the data and explore variable relationships.Prepare data for analysisCalculate disparity indices for demographic variables and prepare environmental raster data with statistical tools.Model tree planting prioritiesUse suitability analysis to model tree planting priorities and equitably allocate new trees in census tracts.
Press Release. Bimbo Bakeries USA (BBU) announced that it recently joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Green Power Partnership, a voluntary program with more than 1,700 partner organizations, encouraging businesses to use green power to reduce the environmental impacts associated with conventional electricity use.
Ramon Rivera, senior vice president of operations for Bimbo Bakeries USA, said, “As the largest commercial baker in the United States, we know the importance of being a leader in sustainability practices. We are proud and honored to join EPA because of our work to reduce our organization’s emissions footprint.”
By driving change in the voluntary green power market, BBU and other Green Power partners are helping to reduce the negative health impacts of air emissions, including those related to ozone, fine particulate matter, acid rain and regional haze.
In our Finance and International Trade program you will gain an understanding of the complexity of financial markets and the new patterns of international trade that have emerged from the evolution of the political and economic order in the world. Both scenarios have evidenced unprecedented transformations that are in continuous change. The expertise you will acquire will be supported by complementary disciplines such as: economics, mathematics, statistics and econometrics.
Our interest is to train you as a financial analyst, capable of making decisions under uncertainty scenarios or as an international trade analyst, skilled in understanding the processes of globalization of economic activity, exchange of goods, services and international flow of capital and inputs. You will recognize the importance of technological and financial innovations, the consequences of deregulation of financial markets and institutions, migration processes, political conflicts, the emergence of new businesses and financial products.
Here is a discussion of each pillar and why it must be properly ranked, rated and balanced with the others to optimize system performance and operating cost:Efficiency: Balancing ratings with costHigher filtration efficiency generates cleaner air, which supports more efficient combustion, sustained power output and increased turbine durability. Lower efficiency filtration allows ingress of particles that can foul turbine components, reduce compression efficiency and impair compressor performance. Figure 1 illustrates how a lower efficiency Er2 filter allows considerably more fouling after only 1,200 hours of operation than a high efficiency Er5 filter after 5,000 hours.
Figure 1: Inlet guide vanes (left) after 1,200 hours of lower efficiency filtration (Er2) compared to the same inlet guide vanes (right) after 5,000 hours with high efficiency filtration (Er5).