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Philadelphia Roofs Are Sprouting Greenery

The Philadelphia Inquirer covered the growth of green roofs in Philadelphia in an article published April 22nd: Across the city, the tops of buildings and parking lots are sprouting greenery like never before. The number of green roofs in Philadelphia has tripled since 2010, according to the Water Department, which tracks the roofs because they
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Good Economy Challenge Off to Strong Start

Our Advocacy Committee has made incredible progress in getting organizational support for the Green City, Clean Waters piece of SBN’s Good Economy Challenge. To date, the Building Industry Association (BIA) of Philadelphia, the Delaware Valley Green Building Council (DVGBC), the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Philadelphia Chapter, PennFuture, the Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC), and the Conservation Voters of PA have all endorsed our call to
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A Note from PWD

A Note from PWD is a monthly feature new in 2015. We thank PWD for providing monthly content for this section.  PWD continues to solicit feedback from the development community about the proposed changes to Stormwater Regulations set to take effect in July of 2015. The first of a series of focus groups was held on January 7th with
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Join a Delegation for SBN’s Good Economy Challenge

Now is your chance to represent SBN and be a part of advocating for the Good Economy Challenge! Over the next several weeks, we’ll be meeting with candidates to discuss our positions, ask for their support of our recommendations, and foster relationships to champion a more sustainable economy in the coming years. Get active and join these delegations!Upcoming Delegation
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Members Making the News

On November 20th, GSI Partner Ruggiero Plante Land Design was recognized for a stormwater management project they designed for Stanley’s True Value Hardware in Roxborough. Read about it at On December 1st, public officials joined W & W Realty Company and GSI Partner ISS Management Company for a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the completion of a 35-acre stormwater management project. The
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PWD Procedural and Regulatory Update

PWD is planning on rolling out regulatory updates in July 2015 as well as some changes to the Stormwater Plan Review program, including to the website and Guidance Manual.  Visit PWD’s website for more information.  We will keep you informed of the specifics as we hear of them, and anticipate offering a presentation on the changes at an upcoming GSI Partners Quarterly
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City Releases New Online System for Businesses

Starting in January, the City will begin rolling out a new online system for businesses, called eCLIPSE. The system will allow businesses to handle a host of routine business transactions online – from applying for and renewing business licenses, to making online payments, viewing outstanding inspections, and searching for pertinent business information. This system has the
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