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BIA’s 13th Annual Housing Conference

The BIA of Philadelphia’s 13th Annual Housing Conference will examine how major projects are impacting the recovering market and how the housing industry can benefit. Speakers representing institutions and corporations, city government, developers and financiers will consider the issues from a variety of perspectives.The GSI Partners are interested in how these projects can be leveraged to continue to
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MAC-IECA’s 21st Annual Conference, Workshop, and Trade Expo

Registration is open for the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the International Erosion Control Association’s Annual Conference. This year’s conference focus is “Erosion Control and Green Stormwater Infrastructure.“ **Our Project Manager, Anna Shipp, will be leading a breakout session, “Collaborating to Advance the Local GSI Industry”** September 16th – 18th, 2014 @ Radisson Hotel Valley Forge King of Prussia, PA
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Green Roof Professional (GRP) Training

“The Green Roof Professional (GRP) training series provides leading-edge designers and practitioners with fundamental information on green roof design, installation and maintenance. Learn from industry experts, gain access to hundreds of technical papers, visit outstanding projects, and discover how your knowledge and skills can be applied to transform the built environment.  Courses include Green Roof Design
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PWD Contractor Seminar: Access to Capital

PWD is addressing factors that deter new or lower-capital businesses from participating in PWD contracts by providing resources through strategic partners.  Learn more at this free 2-hour seminar.Topics include the Small Business Administration’s Loan Guarantee Program and a credit clinic.  Local lending institutions and micro-lenders will also be in attendance to share their expertise.  Tuesday,
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Philadelphia Clean Water Press Event: Waters of the US Rule

On Wednesday August 6, Philadelphia City Council, the EPA, business leaders, SBN’s Executive Director, TTF’s Executive Director, and environmental activists came together in support of the EPA’s Waters of the US rule and stronger protections for our local rivers, streams, and wetlands. SBN believes that investment in clean water will drive healthier and more sustainable local economies,
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Plan Review Committee update

The GSI Partners Plan Review Committee has finished interviews to help highlight what works and unpack where there is room to improve PWD’s Stormwater Plan Review process, including Green Project Review.  Our goal is to support PWD and their work to continue to make the process as efficient as possible, especially for projects that use
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PWD’s Rain Check Program – Contractor Training 1

As we mentioned last month, the Sustainable Business Network (SBN), via the GSI Partners, is proud to be working with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society to expand the city’s residential stormwater management efforts through our partnership in the management of PWD’s Rain Check program.  We value this program because it not only supports Green City, Clean Waters,
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July 2014 Quarterly Meeting

On Tuesday July 29, the GSI Partners hosted our Quarterly Meeting.  With 50 attendees, we filled the conference room of our hosts, Urban Engineers, to capacity.  We shared major GSI Partners news and updates, which included the management transition of PWD’s Rain Check program, the development of a green infrastructure operation and maintenance curriculum for
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April 2014 Quarterly Meeting

Our Quarterly Meeting was graciously hosted by GSI Partner and SBN Member, Urban Engineers. GSI Partners Project Manager, Anna Shipp, shared key updates on our progress since January and facilitated a networking activity. PWD’s Director of Strategic Partnerships, Christine Knapp, presented on 8 topics that we heard you wanted to know more about. View the
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PWD’s Green Acre Retrofit Program (GARP)

PWD’s newest business assistance grant program encourages stormwater project aggregation. GARP provides grant assistance to companies or contractors for stormwater projects on non-residential properties with a total project size of over 10 acres or larger located in Philadelphia’s combined sewer area. Currently, PWD is seeking applicants who are companies or project aggregators that can assemble large
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