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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.
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Venue & Sponsors: 2017 Excellence in GSI Awards

  We are proud to present our venue and sponsors for the 2017 Excellence in GSI Awards!   Venue   The 2017 Excellence in GSI Awards will be held in two weeks on Thursday, May 11, from 6:00 – 9:00 PM at FringeArts (140 North Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19106).   *Group rates and discount for members
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Research in GSI Winner: 2017 Excellence in GSI Awards

  Congratulations to the Philadelphia Water Department, the Research in GSI Winner for the 2017 Excellence in GSI Awards Ceremony.   Monitoring Green City, Clean Waters: The First 5 Years   Photo Source: Philadelphia Water Department   Lead Research Institution: Philadelphia Water Department Study Area: Philadelphia, PA   Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) evaluates performance of constructed stormwater
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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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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
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Temple Faculty and PennDOT Address Stormwater for I-95 Project

Faculty from Temple University and Villanova are partnering with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to implement a stormwater management project as part of the I-95/Girard Avenue Interchange upgrades. The project to widen I-95, which began in 2009, requires a new stormwater management system that didn’t exist when the highway was first built.   “A major
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GSI Partner member, Azavea, releases online tools to map and model watersheds impact

GSI Partner member, Azavea, recently released updated versions of two web-based applications, Model My Watershed and Micro Site Run Off Model. The applications are the product of collaboration between Azavea and the Stroud Water Research Center to provide the data and impact modeling of regional water quality to citizens, conservation practitioners, municipal decision-makers, educators, and
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NRDC promotes DC’s use of Environmental Impact Bonds

The Natural Resource Defense Council recognized DC Water, the District of Columbia’s Water and Sewer Authority, for their innovative use of Environmental Impact Bonds to finance their investment in green infrastructure. NRDC noted green infrastructures’ rise as a mainstream stormwater management practice and shared details on DC’s innovative finance structure that incorporates green infrastructure’s performance
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Green City, Clean Waters: 5 Down, 20 to Go!

Congratulations to the City of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Water (PWD) for surpassing the five year goals of Green City, Clean Waters (GCCW), Philadelphia’s groundbreaking agreement to reduce stormwater runoff and combined sewer overflows by investing in green stormwater infrastructure. Over 440 green stormwater infrastructure tools have greened almost 840 acres, keeping more than 1.5 billion gallons
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Stroud Water Research Center Tour

On Saturday, June 25, a group of GSI Partners made the trip out to Avondale, PA to tour Stroud’s award winning facility and grounds, including the stormwater and wastewater features.   A huge thank you to David Arscott, Ph.D., Assistant Director and Research Scientist at Stroud, for spending a good chunk of his Saturday with us, and
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