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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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Sustainable Stormwater Management: GSI Operations & Maintenance Course

The GSI Operations and Maintenance course, a three-day learning experience, is for landscape professionals seeking to strengthen or develop their service portfolio in the operations and maintenance of public and private green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) projects.   Click here to register.    The course features two classroom days and one field day, and will provide
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How PowerCorps Helped Steer Paul Johnson’s Career

After spending six months in jail, Paul Johnson was concerned that his criminal record would prevent him from reentering the working world. His parole officer connected him to SBN Member and GSI Partner PowerCorpsPHL, where Johnson was accepted and began learning the skills he needed to advance his career.   Johnson told BillyPenn, “I know it’s hard
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Early Adopters Project Winner: 2017 Excellence in GSI Awards

  Congratulations to Villanova University, the Early Adopter Winner for the 2017 Excellence in GSI Awards Ceremony.   Villanova Urban Stormwater Partnership (VUSP) Bio-Infiltration Traffic Island Photo source: Villanova University   Client: Villanova University Planning/Design Team: Villanova University Construction Team: Villanova University Maintenance Team: Villanova University Location: 800 East Lancaster Avenue, Villanova University, PA Watershed: Darby-Cobbs   Recognizing the need
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Research Finalists Announced: 2016 Excellence in GSI Awards

  Research Finalists   The Impact of GSI Installation on Surrounding Health and Safety This study investigated the health and safety effects of urban green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) projects. The research team conducted a difference-in-differences analysis of the effects of GSI on health (e.g., blood pressure, cholesterol and stress levels) and safety (e.g., felonies, nuisance
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Private Project Finalists Announced: Excellence in GSI Awards

  Congratulations to our four finalists for the Private Projects Category of the 2016 Excellence in GSI Awards Ceremony! Finalists in the remaining three categories will be announced in the coming weeks: Early Adopters Research Leadership Public Project Finalists were announced last week.   CIRA GREEN Cira Green is Philadelphia’s first elevated public park and first blue-green
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Early Adopter Finalists Announced: Excellence in GSI Awards

  Congratulations to our three finalists for the Early Adopters Category of the 2016 Excellence in GSI Awards! Winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on March 31st, after a poster reception honoring the finalists in each category. Click here to view Public Project and Private Project Finalists. Research and Leadership Finalists will be announced in the coming weeks.
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SBN Briefs City Council on Local Economic Impact Report

On February 24th, SBN briefed Philadelphia City Council on the Economic Impacts of Green City, Clean Waters: The First Five Years. The briefing, hosted by Philadelphia City Councilman-at-large Derek S. Green, provided Council members and staff with the opportunity to hear a summary of the report’s findings as well as first-hand perspectives from local green stormwater infrastructure
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Public Project Finalists Announced

Congratulations to our three finalists for the Public Projects Category of the 2016 Excellence in GSI Awards Ceremony! Finalists in the remaining four categories will be announced in the coming weeks: Private Projects Early Adopters Research Leadership   LEA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Renovations to Lea Elementary School concentrated on capturing and infiltrating stormwater, increasing tree canopy,
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SBN Releases Report Assessing the Local Economic Impact of GSI

The Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia (SBN) releases report assessing the Local Economic Impact of the First Five Years of Green City, Clean Waters.   This highly anticipated report, executed by Econsult Solutions, has interest from many local, regional, and national organizations, as well as members of City Council.   This report assesses the local
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