Sustainable Business Network
GSIP

Tagged: Green City Clean Waters

News RSS Feed

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
Read More

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
Read More

Intended and Unintended Outcomes

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been thinking a lot about the intended and unintended impacts of green stormwater infrastructure (GSI). As with any project planning and implementation process, GSI projects are accompanied by their fair share of intended and unintended outcomes throughout the span of their timelines.   While at the base of its
Read More

Urban Land Institute Publishes Report on Real Estate and Rain Water

Philadelphia has been highlighted again in a new report from the Urban Land Institute (ULI), Harvesting the Value of Water: Stormwater, Green Infrastructure, and Real Estate. The report takes a particular focus on the opportunities for green stormwater infrastructure in the real estate industry and the role it can play in helping to manage stormwater.
Read More

 Philadelphia Serving as a Green Infrastructure Pioneer

Mayor Kenney helped kickoff Infrastructure Week, which took place May 15 through the 19, by writing an op-ed for the Brookings Institute on the successes of Philadelphia’s Green City, Clean Waters (GCCW). The article points to GCCW’s environmental successes and highlights the next wave of workforce development opportunities and contract opportunities for small and local
Read More

New Report Explores Green Infrastructure Workforce

A new study, Exploring the Green Infrastructure Workforce, from Jobs For The Future examines the current green infrastructure workforce and opportunities for growth. The intent of the study was to focus on the public and private jobs involved in the direct construction, maintenance, and monitoring of urban green infrastructure. The report contains recommendations to the green infrastructure
Read More

Keynote Speaker: 2017 Excellence in GSI Awards Ceremony

We are proud to present our keynote speaker for the 2017 Excellence in GSI Awards: Michael DiBerardinis, Managing Director for the City of Philadelphia.   Michael DiBerardinis, Managing Director, City of Philadelphia     Michael DiBerardinis assumed his role as Managing Director on January 4, 2016. As Managing Director, Mr. DiBerardinis reports directly to Mayor
Read More

Public Project Honorable Mention: 2017 Excellence in GSI Awards

  Congratulations to the partners of Heston Gardens for their honorable mention in the Public Project category of the 2017 Excellence in GSI Awards Ceremony!   Heston Gardens Photo Source: Philadelphia Water Department   Client: Philadelphia Water Department Planning/Design Team: Stantec Construction Team: Petrongolo Contractors, Inc. Maintenance Team: Philadelphia Water Department Monitoring Team: Philadelphia Water Department Location: 5451-5459 Hunter Street,
Read More

Private Project Finalists: 2017 Excellence in GSI Awards Ceremony

Congratulations to the Private Project finalists for the 2017 Excellence in GSI Awards Ceremony!   The Private Project finalists are…   Cira Green Photo source: Roofmeadow   Client: Brandywine Realty Trust Planning/Design Team: Erdy McHenry Architecture, Pennoni, Roofmeadow, Tim Haahs & Associates Construction Team: EDA Associates, Hunter Roberts Construction Group, Sean’s Landscaping. Maintenance Team: Roofmeadow, Sean’s Landscaping Location: 2930
Read More

New Study Examines Jobs in the Urban Forest

A study from PolicyLink and Ecotrust titled, “Jobs & Equity in the Urban Forest” examines the economic, ecological, and social impacts of existing community-based urban forestry investments and related green infrastructure facilities.   “This report documents a growing group of policies, public initiatives, and workforce development programs in urban forestry and related green infrastructure occurring
Read More