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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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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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Small Business Innovation Grant (SBIG) Committee Update

The William Penn grant allows us to hire a consultant to help us build out this program, and provides us with an initial pot of Innovation Grant funding.  Exciting! Our SBIG Committee has clarified its role for the next year.  The Committee, who meets monthly, will be supporting SBN with the development of the RFP for the consultant search,
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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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