House Ocho / Feldman Architecture

first_imgArchDaily CopyHouses•Carmel-by-the-Sea, United States Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard House Ocho / Feldman Architecture Area:  2900 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” United States Houses “COPY” Photographs Photographs:  Kodiak Greenwood, Claudio Santini, Paul Dyer, Roland Bishop, JD PetersonText description provided by the architects. Located in a nature preserve in the Santa Lucia Mountains, the site of oak forests and steep meadows strongly impacted and inspired Feldman Architecture’s design for House Ocho. In order to reduce the impact of the home’s massing and to preserve site lines, the building settles into the ground and overhanging roofs are planted with tall native grasses. The house is also divided up into a series of pavilions to lessen its overall mass. Save this picture!© Paul DyerRecommended ProductsDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorAfter passing through an entry grove, visitors can see distant views between and over the various building elements. As they are drawn into the widening view, they are led down from the tree-lined ridge to a large terrace that serves as an outdoor living room for the house. Nearly every room has wide doors that open to the land allowing the modest home to feel much more spacious. Save this picture!© Paul DyerKnowing that the home would often be used by the homeowners without their children or guests, the two guest bedrooms are pulled away from the main house. When only the owners are home, the guest wing can be shut off, electrically and thermally. External hallways further reduce the amount of thermally controlled space. Save this picture!© Paul DyerThe owners’ respect for the site translated into several environmentally sensitive design decisions. To further tie the house to the land, a natural palette of wood and concrete with weathered steel accents is incorporated throughout the house. In addition to allowing the house to blend into the landscape, the green roofs allow rain water to be absorbed on-site and ensure that the house remains cool in hot summer months. A passive solar design strategy was implemented as well: large windows expose the concrete floors and retaining walls to the morning sun, thus minimizing the need for artificial heat. Save this picture!sectionSkylights with integrated photovoltaic cells produce a soft filtered light while also helping to power the house. Environmentally sensitive building materials such as sustainably harvested lumber and insulation made from denim manufacturing waste were specified throughout the home. Finally, the large meadows adjacent to the house have been replanted with native grasses and wildflowers which are drought-tolerant and also provide fire resistance.Save this picture!© Paul DyerProject gallerySee allShow lessVideo: Harpa Concert Hall / Henning Larsen Architects and Olafur EliassonArticlesBloom / DO|SU Studio ArchitectureArticles Share 2004 Save this picture!© Kodiak Greenwood+ 14 Share Year:  CopyAbout this officeFeldman ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasHousesCarmel-by-the-Sea3D ModelingUnited StatesPublished on March 12, 2012Cite: “House Ocho / Feldman Architecture” 12 Mar 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardBedsFlorenseBed – UpholsteredSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Qd-ClassMetal PanelsTrimoMetal Panel Finishes – ArtMeSkylightsLAMILUXRooflight F100 CircularWire MeshGKD Metal FabricsMetal Fabric in TransportationSystems / Prefabricated PanelsInvestwoodCement-Bonded Particle Board – Viroc NatureMetal PanelsRHEINZINKSeam Systems – Flatlock TilesSofasMenuDining Bench – EaveTablesArtisanCoffee Table – BloopMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Ocho 住宅/ Feldman Architecture是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Architects: Feldman Architecture Area Area of this architecture project House Ocho / Feldman ArchitectureSave this projectSaveHouse Ocho / Feldman Architecturelast_img read more

Paris XII Apartments / MARS Architectes

first_img Projects ArchDaily Save this picture!© Charly Broyez+ 15Curated by Paula Pintos Share CopyApartments•Paris, France 2020 Paris XII Apartments / MARS Architectes Photographs Year:  Paris XII Apartments / MARS ArchitectesSave this projectSaveParis XII Apartments / MARS Architectes Francecenter_img “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Apartments “COPY” CopyAbout this officeMARS ArchitectesOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsMies van der Rohe AwardParisOn FacebookFrancePublished on April 29, 2021Cite: “Paris XII Apartments / MARS Architectes” 29 Apr 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?巴黎十二号公寓 / MARS Architectes是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs:  Charly BroyezClient:GECINACity:ParisCountry:FranceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Charly BroyezRecommended ProductsWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapText description provided by the architects. The project is located in the twelfth district of Paris, completed in October 2020 for the real estate company GECINA, enclosed at the heart of a block, surrounded by an apartment complex built in the 1970s.Save this picture!Site planThe construction site, separated from the street by an eleven-storey building, prohibited any conventional lifting installation and any passage by air. Likewise, it was imperative that the hall of the existing building remained operational for its residents during the construction.Save this picture!Assembly diagramSave this picture!SectionAll these constraints led us to carry out this operation by going through the car park connecting the street to the heart of the block via the basement with extremely small dimensions (3.5m wide x 2.3m free height). In addition to access constraints, there were weight constraints, since the new construction had to span the existing parking lot without keeping the residents from using it.Save this picture!Ground floor planDriven by a societal ambition and faced with site constraints (access, weight), we opted for a wooden construction both for the structure and the facade. Technical innovation is not just about the choice of material: it must be part of the logic of it. While it is essential to work on the origin of the materials and to move towards the choice of biobased materials that generate jobs that cannot be relocated, it is also essential to pay particular attention to constructive details: assemblies, rhythms, proportions, types of wood… in order to offer a constructive mode embodied in an aesthetic.It results from the repetition of decisions taken at the scale of the window, decisions motivated by structural constraints and by the search for durability with the protection of wood against bad weather thanks to the projecting balconies and the white protective paint that protects the ends of the wooden beams and which creates a rhythm on the facade, giving it its own identity.Save this picture!© Charly BroyezThe architectural style of the project is rigorous, contrasting with the apparent freedom that the naturalistic garden takes. One of the major challenges of the project lies in the entry sequence, creating a smooth transition between the urban universe of the city and the intimate universe of the home.Save this picture!First floor planSave this picture!Second floor planThe landscape plays a primordial role here in the displacement of sensations. To achieve this goal, the idea of entering a plant mass that looks like an undergrowth seems more appropriate here than a well-pruned courtyard garden, drawn in a straight line.The project has to be exemplary with current concerns: quality housing (light, atmosphere, materials) and frugality in their construction and energy consumption. The open gallery strategy made it possible to design run-through plan configuration for all flats systematically, an intrinsic quality allowing space expansion, clearance of corridors as well as a simple and effective natural ventilation.Save this picture!Facade on courtyard detailIn conclusion, the project makes it possible to completely renew the site, and on a more global level, to think about collective housing and about the environmental approach which is both renewed here in order to create a new sustainable urban pattern capable of qualitatively growing the city on itself.Save this picture!© Charly BroyezProject gallerySee allShow lessLas Americas Housing Complex / SO-ILSelected ProjectsChalet on Powder Mountain / Schemata Architects + Jo NagasakaSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:12th arrondissement of Paris, 75012 Paris, FranceLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. 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CHP Officers to Intensify Patrols for Holiday Weekend Travel

first_imgCommunity News CHP Officers to Intensify Patrols for Holiday Weekend Travel CITY NEWS SERVICE Published on Friday, May 22, 2020 | 11:17 am faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a comment More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenacenter_img Community News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Although travel may be down this Memorial Day weekend because of the coronavirus pandemic, California Highway Patrol officers throughout the state, including the Southland, will still be on the job, cracking down on drunken or otherwise unsafe drivers.Beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, the CHP will initiate a statewide “maximum enforcement period” during which all available officers hit the streets to catch drunken and drug-impaired motorists, as well as other traffic violators. The holiday weekend operation will conclude at 11:59 p.m. Monday.“No matter what else changes in our world, the people of California can always count on the CHP to provide the highest level of safety, service and security,” CHP Commissioner Warren Stanley said. “We will continue to enforce the traffic laws, help motorists who are in trouble and educate people about the dangers of distracted and impaired driving.”Authorities acknowledged traffic on freeway, highways and roadways will likely lack the significant traffic volumes of the past, as residents remain closer to home amid ongoing COVID-19 concerns.However, Stanley noted that a surge in speeding incidents involving motorists driving in excess of 100 mph because of reduced traffic is one reason why officers will not relax during the enforcement period.“The rules still apply, no matter how little traffic there may be,” he said. “Obey the speed limit, fasten your seat belt, drive sober, and put down your phone.”During last year’s Memorial Day weekend maximum enforcement period, the CHP issued 1,099 citations, compared to 1,060 the prior year, according to the agency. Twenty-one vehicle occupants were killed in collisions investigated by the CHP during the 2019 operation. Statewide, in all jurisdictions, a total 34 fatalities occurred.Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies will also be deployed to look out for drivers suspected of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol this weekend.“As we slowly travel down the road to reopening, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department encourages everyone to listen to advice from public health officials and be responsible during these trying times,” said Sgt. Robert Hill.The department warned that some prescription medications may also interfere with one’s ability to drive, and they encouraged drivers to always follow medications’ directions regarding “operating heavy machinery.”“This Memorial Day weekend will be much different than years before due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” Hill said. “But when it comes to protecting your family and getting around, it doesn’t mean we have to get complacent. If you plan on drinking, stay at home.”The public was also advised not to attend large gatherings this Memorial Day due to the COVID-19 pandemic.“Practice physical distancing measures, when feasible, by staying at least six feet away from others,” Hill said. Business News STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Herbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Tips To Rejuvenate Winter Dry, Chapped LipsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Female Fashion Trends That Guys Can’t StandHerbeautyHerbeauty 21 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it last_img read more

#BREAKING Limerick motorway closed due to single car collision

first_img TAGScollisionlimerickLimerick City Fire and RescueM7 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Linkedin Email NewsBreaking newsLimerick#BREAKING Limerick motorway closed due to single car collisionBy Staff Reporter – January 2, 2018 6315 Facebook Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live center_img Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Advertisement Emergency services are dealing with a collision on the northbound route of the M7 this Tuesday.The single car collision happened at around 2.30pm near the J28 Castletroy Junction of the motorway.M7 J29 to J28 Eastbound closed due to RTC. @aaroadwatch @Live95fmNews— Limerick Fire (@LimerickFire) January 2, 2018Four units from Limerick City Fire and Rescue are at the scene along with gardai and emergency paramedic members attached to the National Ambulance Service.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The road between Castletroy J28 and Ballysimon has been closed and traffic is being diverted away from the scene. Twitter Print Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Previous articleLimerick hospital was worst for overcrowding in 2017Next articleLimerick council prepares for Storm Eleanor Staff Reporter Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

More details emerge from NPF meeting as Donegal investment outlined

first_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp More details are emerging from the National Planning Framework cabinet meeting taking place in Sligo today.Government Chief Whip Minister Joe McHugh confirms investments for Donegal and the whole North West region.Minister McHugh says; “Donegal and the North West has been put at the heart of National public policy for the first time today with hundreds of millions of euro earmarked for spending here.”Speaking in Sligo today, the Minister says there is now formal recognition of a city region between Letterkenny, Strabane and Derry.Today’s announcement is believed to see the first phase of £150 million jointly approved by British and Irish Governments for the A5 route as well as €30 million being earmarked for a new bridge for the A5 link connecting the A5 to the N14 and €200 million for a brand new N14 route from there to Letterkenny, bypassing Lifford.Additionally, Minister McHugh says a further €60 million has been set aside for the Bonagee Link in Letterkenny.The plan also includes specific reference to Greencastle along with multi-million euro spends on the State owned harbour in Killybegs to help both the tourism and fishing industries at the ports.The Minister also announced a wide range of capital investments including:Schools, Social & Affordable Housing and county hospital and acute hospital bedsInvestment in National Heritage including new facilities at Glenveagh National ParkNew radiological Services under construction in Letterkenny University Hospital ; €11.7M rebuild, completion due first quarter 2019, as work is to be continued building on the extensive work that has been carried out at LUH since the floods in 2013/2014Investment in new Tourism Facilities in Sliabh Liag, An Earagail & Fanad LighthouseLetterkenny Institute of Technology to benefit from infrastructure investment in Higher EducationAcceleration of the National Broadband strategyInvestment in Tory Island including improvement of the pier infrastructure at Machaire Rabhartaigh pier and the provision of a new passenger ferry for the islandInvestment in the Irish language both within the Gaeltacht and outside traditional Gaeltacht areas – €178 million Capital Investment over 10 years – a 71% increaseThere will be extra funding made available for Donegal Airport at Carrickfin as well as Ireland West Airport, Knock and on a cross-border basis it is expected North South research will be developed with €53 million being spent over 4 years plus a further Interreg fund of €18 million over the same period.Minister McHugh says; “The entire thrust of the plan is about regional and rural regeneration with a €1Billion Rural Development Fund. An extra 2600 acute hospital beds will be made available nationally, and I will be working with my cabinet colleague Minister Harris to ensure LUH gets its fair share. Pinterest Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Previous articleStrabane Out of Hours service could lead to unnecessary deaths -McCrossanNext articleNorth West City Region will be a key element of Project 2040 News Highland More details emerge from NPF meeting as Donegal investment outlined Twittercenter_img Google+ WhatsApp By News Highland – February 16, 2018 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Homepage BannerNews Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebooklast_img read more

Cattlemen’s equipment sale is Saturday

first_img123PrevNextStartStop Email the author Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day The equipment sale on Saturday will  begin at 8 a.m. with two auctions going throughout the sale except at 11 a.m. when the vehicle sale begins. At that time only one auction will be ongoing. Latest Stories Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Cattlemen’s equipment sale is Saturday You Might Like Johnson ready to ‘do more for Clio’ as mayor: Lifelong resident is first African-American mayor As the first African American mayor of Clio, Kenneth Johnson is excited, ready and highly motivated to revive the heartbeat… read more Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel “We’ll have the same variety of items up for sale and they’ll go at good prices for both the sellers and the buyers,” Garrett said. “Everybody leaves pleased.”“This year the equipment auction features a wide variety of  farm equipment and implements.  On Tuesday, already  22 vehicles were on the grounds, along with boats — including John  boats, a canoe and water ski — a huge number of pool chairs from the Troy rec department, lawn mowers, even pots and pans, just about anything you can think of,” Garrett said. And some things that will be quite a surprise. The  Pike County Cattlemen’s annual Equipment Auction is set for 8 a.m. Saturday at Cattleman Park on  U.S. Highway 231  south of Troy.“The only difference between this year’s Equipment  Auction and all those in the past is that will be cool rather than hot,” said Johnny Garrett, association treasurer. The Cattlemen’s annual Equipment Auction is usually held in the spring but with the restrictions placed by COVID-19 the auction is being held in November. Skip By The Penny Hoarder By Jaine Treadwell Book Nook to reopen The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Print Article Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson “This year we have a 28 x 56-foot mobile home,” Garrett said. “It won’t be on the auction block but sealed bids will be taken.”“For sale” items will be accepted between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. today and Thursday. No items will be accepted on Friday. Sponsored Content Published 7:46 pm Tuesday, November 3, 2020last_img read more

This week’s stock market review

first_img Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. This week’s stock market reviewOn 7 Mar 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Prospects brighten in the retail sectorThe tide may be about to turn for the UK retail sector. Last week, potentialbidders approached no fewer than three British retailers. Storehouse, theailing retail group which owns Bhs and Mothercare, confirmed that it hadreceived bids for the two subsidiaries as well as for the entire group. Also,clothier the Austin Reed Group confirmed that it too had been approached butturned down the unsolicited offer. Austin Reed’s stock price advanced about 30 per cent on the news.Storehouse’s share price rose by about 56 per cent. Marks and Spencer, whose value has been falling for some time, attracted alot of attention last week following speculation that French retail giantCarrefour could be interested in buying the struggling UK retailer. Frantictransactions in M&S shares drove the price up by more than 10 per cent butretreated after the company declined to comment on the rumours. Mixed messages from Rolls Royce hits its share priceThere were mixed blessings for Rolls Royce. The company announced a healthyjump in pre-tax profits for the year to £360m, up 11 per cent. Investorsappeared unconvinced, however, about the management’s forecast for next year.The company expects next years profit’s growth to be at least 10 per cent. Atthe same time the company warned about the impact of exchange rates onearnings, huge restructuring costs and a likely fall in engine sales. Theconflicting messages gave investors cold feet and the company’s stock pricefell sharply. Biotechnology provides the buzz on the London marketLate last week the London stock market recovered from its recent gloomy performance.The biotechnology sector provided much of the buzz, in particular CambridgeAntibody Technology, which jumped by more than 60 per cent following the newsthat it has signed a 10-year deal with Human Genome Sciences in the US.last_img read more

Cake pops supplied to first Scottish Wholefoods store

first_imgThe Kooky Cake Company is supplying a range of cake pops to Wholefoods’ first Scottish outlet.The American natural and organic food retailer approached the Reading-based bakery to produce a range of five cake pops using natural ingredients for its new Giffnock store in Glasgow. They contain no artificial ingredients, colourings or preservatives.Kathryn Carter, founder of The Kooky Cake Company, said of the new partnership with Wholefoods: “I couldn’t quite believe it when they approached me to talk about supplying some products to this new store. We currently sell our baked goods online and to independent farm and coffee shops in Berkshire, so this is a very exciting venture and we have finally branched out in supplying to an international food chain.” The range will include two milk chococolate products, one decorated with chocolate shavings and the other with a chocolate flower. Other varieties include three vanilla cake pops, one covered in grated coconut, another decorated with all-natural sprinkles and the third with a freeze-dried blueberry lilac coating.Cake pops will be sold individually at the store’s bakery counter from the 16 November on a specially-made branded stand.Carter added: “We really like the concept of the Wholefoods brand as it fits in with our all-natural moto. We’re very pleased that the company is looking to oursource more of its products as it gives independent bakers like myself the opportunity to launch into the mainstream market.”We are hoping that this opportunity with the Glasgow store could lead to our products appearing in Wholefoods’ London outlets in the future.”Wholefoods currently has 310 outlets throughout North America and the UK, with five based in the London area.last_img read more

Why Partners Are Not Our Customers

first_img1 + 1 = 10. Maybe more. I’m not algebraically-challenged. I’m partner-inspired.EMC creates the technology that facilitates business transformation. But it’s when we collaborate with our partners to craft customized solutions that we are able to truly change the game for our end-users. The business and impact we can realize together is so much greater than what we could accomplish on our own. That exponential potential is what really separates partners from customers. And that’s why our partners are not our customers. Our partners are our partners.As you’ve seen from me before, I love a good definition. Webster’s defines “partnership” as “a union or association formed for mutual benefit.” Mutual benefit is the key point. For partnerships to work, each party has to derive and perceive value. At EMC, we don’t want our partnerships to just work though. We want them to thrive, to flourish. They have to be more than what we sell to an end-user. Don’t get me wrong, that’s pretty darn important. But the end-user is, in a sense, just that – an end point. A partnership is the journey to get there.Partners are key to delivering scale, leverage, and incremental revenue, and they’re also key to taking EMC places we couldn’t get to on our own. And similarly EMC powers the best-of-breed solutions that give our partners competitive advantage and proven outcomes. Our technology underpins the unique use-cases that often translate into significant partner businesses in their own right. We are not selling TO partners, but rather going to market WITH our partners. We leverage their specialized skills and expertise to design truly differentiated, targeted solutions for customers. We’re even working with our partners to develop unique service catalogues, customized by industry: healthcare, oil & gas, SLED, telco, and so much more. One-size-fits-all or even one-size-fits-most doesn’t work for our customers, and it doesn’t fly with us. We are meeting customers where they are, helping them get to where they want to go, in the way they want to consume: by industry, via utility, as a service.Today, more than ever before, we are thinking about our partnerships holistically, as a global extension of and critical value-add to our team. EMC plus our partners equals 10-fold the opportunity, maybe more, than either of us could grab alone. That’s where my math comes in. 1 + 1 = 10.At this year’s EMC World, our theme and customer call-to-action was “modernize.” It’s also a challenge we’re issuing ourselves: modernize and transform how we do business, in order to guide our customers in their digital journeys. We’re going faster, further, bigger, and better, side-by-side with our partners.last_img read more

Funds in U.S. and China in $3.7 Billion Renewable Energy Deal, Biggest to Date

first_imgBloomberg News:Renewable-power is attracting more investor interest as governments throughout Asia seek alternatives to fossil fuels to meet rising energy demand and combat pollution. Equis Energy, which is developing one of the largest solar plants in Australia, has over 180 assets in operation, construction and development with capacity of more than 11 gigawatts, according to the statement.The size of the deal “may be a signal that scale is also important in the renewable-energy industry as traditional tariff structures and incentives are dismantled and costs need to be reduced to improve investment returns,” Tom O’Sullivan, founder of Tokyo-based energy consultant Mathyos, said by email.The acquisition is the biggest ever for the renewables industry, according to the companies and Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Equis Energy “is a strong fit with GIP’s global renewable-investment strategy,” Adebayo Ogunlesi, GIP’s chairman and managing partner, said in the statement. Equis Energy is the largest independent renewable-energy power producer in the Asia Pacific, according to the statement.Credit Suisse Group AG and JPMorgan Chase & Co. were financial advisers for Equis Energy, with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP acting as legal adviser. Clifford Chance LLP advised GIP, the companies said.Global Infrastructure Partners III fund is buying Equis Energy with investors including Canada’s Public Sector Pension Investment Board and CIC Capital Corp., it said in a separate statement.Equis Energy assets include:Solar: 2.4 GW of generation capacity; 4.3 GW under development.Wind: 2.3 GW of generation capacity; 2 GW under development.Hydroelectric: 0.3 GW of generation capacity.More: GIP to Buy Equis Energy in Record $5 Billion Renewable Deal Reuters:U.S. fund Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) has agreed to buy Equis Energy, Asia’s largest independent renewable energy firm, for $3.7 billion with partners including sovereign fund China Investment Corp, underscoring growing global interest in renewables investment.Singapore-headquartered Equis is the largest renewable energy independent power producer in Asia‐Pacific, with over 180 assets comprising solar, wind and hydro generation spread across countries including Australia, Japan, India and the Philippines.Equis’ assets have installed capacity of more than 11 gigawatts. A big chunk of the assets are based in Japan.“The transaction is the largest renewable energy generation acquisition in history and positions GIP as a dominant renewable energy developer in the key OECD growth markets of Australia and Japan, as well as across India and South-East Asia,” Equis Pte Ltd and GIP said in a statement on Wednesday.Moody’s Investors Service said in September that renewables would become a central focus of national energy policies as more countries shift to renewable procurement through competitive auctions.Reuters reported in July that Japanese trading firms, global pension funds, several companies and buyout firms were competing to buy Equis, at a time when many Asian governments are expanding the use of renewable power and its costs are falling.“Government policies are supportive and encouraging of renewables. But just as important and if not more so, is that the cost curve of both wind and solar has come down massively,” one person familiar with the Equis deal said on Wednesday.More: U.S. fund, CIC snap up Equis Energy for $3.7 billion in bet on renewables Funds in U.S. and China in $3.7 Billion Renewable Energy Deal, Biggest to Datecenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Wall Street Journal:A group including a U.S.-based private-equity firm and China’s sovereign-wealth fund has agreed to acquire Equis Energy, which oversees one of Asia’s largest collections of independent renewable-energy assets, for $3.7 billion.Global Infrastructure Partners, or GIP, leads the consortium, whose members include China Investment Corp. unit CIC Capital Corp. and Canada’s Public Sector Pension Investment Board, GIP said Wednesday.The planned acquisition will provide the group with access to many of the largest and fastest-growing renewable markets in the Asia-Pacific region, including Japan, Australia, Indonesia, the Philippines, India and Thailand.Equis said that including assumed liabilities of $1.3 billion, the deal is valued at $5 billion.The deal is the largest to date in the global renewable-energy-generation sector, according to a joint statement by Equis and GIP.Equis takes investments from various global public and private pension funds and financial institutions to develop and manage its renewable-energy portfolio. It has more than 180 such assets, comprising capacity of 11,135 megawatts, across the Asia-Pacific region.More ($): U.S., China Funds Land Asian Renewable-Energy Giant Equislast_img read more