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Philadelphia Water Department Recognizes Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia as Pioneer in Stormwater Management

Because of the impressive green stormwater infrastructure approaches applied to the design and construction of the Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care, CHOP is the 2017 Stormwater Pioneers Award winner. “CHOP’s work in University City is a wonderful example of how a major institution can better serve its clients and community while protecting one of our
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Andropogon Staff Among Inaugural Group of SITES Credentials

GSI Partner member Andropogon Associates, Ltd announced that two of their landscape architects are part of inaugural group to earn Sustainable SITES professional credentials.   The Sustainable SITES Initiative is the first program to offer both a comprehensive rating system and professional credential standards for sustainable land development and management. The goals of SITES are “to create
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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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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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Recap of Cira Green Tour with Roofmeadow

On a beautiful and warm Thursday evening in August, GSI Partners members and supporters gathered at Cira Green for a twilight tour and happy hour. Cira Green, a project by GSI Partner member Roofmeadow, is a breath-taking public recreation space that overlooks Center City, University City, and the Schuylkill River trail. Roofmeadow’s Jane Winkel and
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Recommendations to improve GARP; a collaboration with NRDC for PWD

In July 2014, the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) launched an innovative competitive grant program, known as the Greened Acre Retrofit Program, or GARP, to encourage the implementation of green infrastructure on private non-residential property.  GARP’s structure was intended to encourage a 3rd party such as a contractor or design/construction firm to compete for grant funding
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GSI Partners/BIA Green Committee Design Charrette

On May 12, the BIA’s Green Committee, along with SBN’s GSI Partners, facilitated a Design Charrette on Options for Residential Stormwater Management to explore innovative opportunities for managing run-off from residential developments, especially the smaller projects that don’t currently trigger PWD’s Post-Construction Stormwater Management (PCSM) Requirements.  Engineers, architects, landscape architects, and developers all put their heads together,
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PWD Construction Seminar for Contractors Bidding on “Green” Projects

The Philadelphia Water Department will be hosting the third in a series of construction seminars for Contractors Bidding on “Green” Projects. The seminars are designed to provide important information to contractors about the department’s green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) contracts. Over the next two decades, PWD will be bidding over $2 billion in construction projects to
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Green Roof Professional (GRP) Training

“The Green Roof Professional (GRP) training series provides leading-edge designers and practitioners with fundamental information on green roof design, installation and maintenance. Learn from industry experts, gain access to hundreds of technical papers, visit outstanding projects, and discover how your knowledge and skills can be applied to transform the built environment.  Courses include Green Roof Design
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Financial Incentives for Green Building and Green Stormwater Management

On May 13, the GSI Partners and the Building Industry Association’s (BIA) Green Committee co-hosted a special presentation at the EEB Hub on Financial Incentives for Green Building and Green Stormwater Management.  More than 40 developers, property owners and managers, and local firms that provide GSI- and energy-related services came to network and hear presentations from
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