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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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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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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,
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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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Public Project Finalists: 2017 Excellence in GSI Awards

Congratulations to the Public Project finalists for the 2017 Excellence in GSI Awards Ceremony!   The Public Project finalists are…   Crossroads at Robinson Green Photo source: SALT Design Studio   Client: Rowan University, Facilities Planning Department Planning/Design Team: SALT Design Studio, Edgewater Design, Marathon Engineering & Environmental Services, Inc. Construction Team: WJ Gross Inc. Location: 201 Mullica Hill
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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
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Philadelphia launches green jobs plan

The City of Philadelphia is advancing its ambitious plan to create 10,000 green jobs over the next 10 years. The Philadelphia Energy Campaign is part of the Philadelphia Energy Authority’s plan to create energy efficiencies, taxpayer savings and sustainable jobs. The $1 billion investment will be aimed at municipal buildings, public schools, low and moderate
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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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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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