Sustainable Business Network


News RSS Feed

Howard Neukrug to Receive Leadership Award at the Inaugural Excellence in GSI Awards Ceremony

By a unanimous decision, the Excellence in GSI Awards Committee named Howard Neukrug, the former commissioner of Philadelphia Water (PWD), the winner of the 2016 Award for Leadership in GSI. Neukrug has been a visionary in sustainable water management, spearheading the green stormwater infrastructure movement within Philadelphia, and leading the City to become the national
Read More

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
Read More

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
Read More

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.
Read More

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
Read More