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Designing with Maintenance in Mind

Written by Alanna Wittet, GSI Partners Program Associate For Lisa McDonald Hanes and Julie Snell of TEND landscape, “designing with maintenance in mind” serves as a central mantra to their work. Consistent and site-specific maintenance by a knowledgeable crew ensures a system’s functionality and performance, ecologically and aesthetically. This is especially true for green stormwater
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A Vision (and a Plan) for Collaboration

While Green City, Clean Waters creates a vision for collaborative partnerships across various institutions, it requires the development of processes and relationships that can effectively support the design, implementation, and maintenance of those cross-sector investments.   But what exactly does that look like? And how can it be achieved?   Building an environment that is hospitable to GSI requires tools and approaches
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Announcing the 2018 Excellence in GSI Awards Winners

  On Thursday, May 17, the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia hosted the The Excellence in GSI Awards Ceremony, the region’s only award that celebrates and elevates green stormwater infrastructure projects and innovations, the triple bottom line (TBL) benefits of a nature-based approach to stormwater management, and the partners who bring these projects to
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Why Innovation Depends on Cooperation

The Green Stormwater Infrastructure industry is a steadily evolving ecosystem. It is an industry not only rife with opportunities for innovation, but also reliant on novel solutions that alter how we look at best practices, processes, collaborations, and, of course, technology to ensure its continued success.   This is due to the skein of interwoven
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Find Innovation at the Junction of the Impact & Business Case

When you hear innovation, more than likely, you associate the term with technology. The two have become intertwined and for good reason. Technology is rapidly developing at an exponential rate and what was once new, even recently new, now strenuously slags behind its own obsolescence.   This common correlation risks, however, missing the opportunity to think
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Elevating the Value of Maintenance

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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Engaging Private Property Owners in GSI Maintenance

Guest Post by Kate Henry, Water Logs, LLC   Building on this quarter’s theme of bringing maintenance to the forefront, GSI Partners is excited to feature the unique perspective of Water Logs, LLC, the stormwater maintenance and inspections firm of the Infrastructure Solutions Services (ISS) team, on engaging private property owners (PPOs) in maintenance. What makes
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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
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Call for Nominations: 2018 Excellence in GSI Awards Ceremony

The Excellence in GSI Awards Ceremony is the region’s only award that celebrates and elevate green stormwater infrastructure projects and innovations, and the triple bottom line (TBL) benefits that a nature-based approach to stormwater management brings to the Greater Philadelphia Area. DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9. Click here to learn more and submit a nomination.

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
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