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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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Plant Performance in GSI: Symposium Recap

On June 27, SBN’s GSI Partners and DVGBC hosted the second of two peer-to-peer symposia exploring dynamic performance aspects of GSI. The symposium, held at Lea Elementary School, focused on plant performance in green stormwater infrastructure systems. Walter Yerk, Ph.D. candidate at Drexel University, presented his research on rainfall interception by shrubs and vegetated canopies; Sasha Eisenman, Ph.D., and Assistant Professor of
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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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PWD’s Rain Check Program

We are working with PWD and PHS to plan the next several training seminars for Rain Check contractors.  The next one, scheduled for September 19th, will bring all contractors together – those experienced and those new to the program.  We’ll share successes of the program to date, programmatic updates, and facilitate a feedback session.  Next up: rain
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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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MAC-IECA’s 21st Annual Conference, Workshop, and Trade Expo

Registration is open for the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the International Erosion Control Association’s Annual Conference. This year’s conference focus is “Erosion Control and Green Stormwater Infrastructure.“ **Our Project Manager, Anna Shipp, will be leading a breakout session, “Collaborating to Advance the Local GSI Industry”** September 16th – 18th, 2014 @ Radisson Hotel Valley Forge King of Prussia, PA
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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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Curriculum Development: Green Stormwater Infrastructure Operation + Maintenance

We are excited to announce a collaboration with staff at AKRF, EPA, and the DEP, and faculty at Temple and Villanova Universities.  We are putting our heads together to develop a short curriculum based on the recently released draft Green Infrastructure Maintenance Manual that would be targeted at local firms interested in providing O+M services for public
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