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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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Curriculum Development: Green Stormwater Infrastructure Operation + Maintenance

We are excited to announce a collaboration with staff at AKRF, EPA, and the DEP, and faculty at Temple and Villanova Universities.  We are putting our heads together to develop a short curriculum based on the recently released draft Green Infrastructure Maintenance Manual that would be targeted at local firms interested in providing O+M services for public
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PWD’s Rain Check Program

The Sustainable Business Network, 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 wonderful Rain Check program.  We have been working with both PWD and PHS to make the transition as smooth as possible,
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Plan Review Committee update

The GSI Partners Plan Review Committee has begun interviews to help highlight what works and unpack where there is room to improve the 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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Financial Incentives for Green Building and Green Stormwater Management

On May 13, the GSI Partners and the Building Industry Association’s (BIA) Green Committee co-hosted a special presentation at the EEB Hub on Financial Incentives for Green Building and Green Stormwater Management.  More than 40 developers, property owners and managers, and local firms that provide GSI- and energy-related services came to network and hear presentations from
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