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Announcing the Excellence in GSI Awards Winners

  On Thursday, May 17, the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia hosted the The Excellence in GSI Awards Ceremony, the region’s only award that celebrates and elevates green stormwater infrastructure projects and innovations, the triple bottom line (TBL) benefits of a nature-based approach to stormwater management, and the partners who bring these projects to
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Why Innovation Depends on Cooperation

The Green Stormwater Infrastructure industry is a steadily evolving ecosystem. It is an industry not only rife with opportunities for innovation, but also reliant on novel solutions that alter how we look at best practices, processes, collaborations, and, of course, technology to ensure its continued success.   This is due to the skein of interwoven
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Find Innovation at the Junction of the Impact & Business Case

When you hear innovation, more than likely, you associate the term with technology. The two have become intertwined and for good reason. Technology is rapidly developing at an exponential rate and what was once new, even recently new, now strenuously slags behind its own obsolescence.   This common correlation risks, however, missing the opportunity to think
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Designing with Maintenance in Mind

We’ve been talking a lot about maintenance lately. Not just in regards to what it entails, but in its overall perception across the industry. A perception we see as threefold: how the role of maintenance is understood and incorporated into design-build and budgeting processes, how the value of maintenance is communicated to the client or
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Engaging Private Property Owners in GSI Maintenance

Guest Post by Kate Henry, Water Logs, LLC   Building on this quarter’s theme of bringing maintenance to the forefront, GSI Partners is excited to feature the unique perspective of Water Logs, LLC, the stormwater maintenance and inspections firm of the Infrastructure Solutions Services (ISS) team, on engaging private property owners (PPOs) in maintenance. What makes
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A boon for the region’s economy

Photo Credit: PowerCorps PHL We already know that increasing the implementation of GSI projects and SMPs comes with increased job opportunities in the related industries. This also leads to a boost in the number of qualified and specialized individuals within the workforce to design, implement, and maintain these systems.   So, how does this play
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Call for Nominations: 2018 Excellence in GSI Awards Ceremony

The Excellence in GSI Awards Ceremony is the region’s only award that celebrates and elevate green stormwater infrastructure projects and innovations, and the triple bottom line (TBL) benefits that a nature-based approach to stormwater management brings to the Greater Philadelphia Area. DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9. Click here to learn more and submit a nomination.

Elevating the value of maintenance comes with great opportunities

  With the implementation of more and more GSI on public and private sites there is a growing need for skilled individuals to fulfill jobs as well as more firms to fulfill maintenance contracts.    As this industry grows in Philadelphia and nationwide there is a huge opportunity for individuals and firms to share in this
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The sooner, the better.

Do you want your GSI project to be successful?   Then, do not wait until the last minute to institute a maintenance and monitoring plan.   “The sooner you introduce a plan, the better,” said Jimmy Kreider, Field Operations Division Director, LandStudies, Inc.   Introducing a maintenance and monitoring plan during the nascent stages of
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We need to talk about maintenance.

Last Friday, the third and final day of the 2017 GSI Operations and Maintenance Course kicked off in the field at Kemble Park and La Salle University’s rain gardens. We spent the afternoon learning more about each site’s design processes and technical aspects, turning a specific lens to the role that maintenance and monitoring play
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