Sustainable Business Network
GSIP

Tagged: PWD

News RSS Feed

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
Read More

 Philadelphia Serving as a Green Infrastructure Pioneer

Mayor Kenney helped kickoff Infrastructure Week, which took place May 15 through the 19, by writing an op-ed for the Brookings Institute on the successes of Philadelphia’s Green City, Clean Waters (GCCW). The article points to GCCW’s environmental successes and highlights the next wave of workforce development opportunities and contract opportunities for small and local
Read More

New Report Explores Green Infrastructure Workforce

A new study, Exploring the Green Infrastructure Workforce, from Jobs For The Future examines the current green infrastructure workforce and opportunities for growth. The intent of the study was to focus on the public and private jobs involved in the direct construction, maintenance, and monitoring of urban green infrastructure. The report contains recommendations to the green infrastructure
Read More

Research in GSI Winner: 2017 Excellence in GSI Awards

  Congratulations to the Philadelphia Water Department, the Research in GSI Winner for the 2017 Excellence in GSI Awards Ceremony.   Monitoring Green City, Clean Waters: The First 5 Years   Photo Source: Philadelphia Water Department   Lead Research Institution: Philadelphia Water Department Study Area: Philadelphia, PA   Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) evaluates performance of constructed stormwater
Read More

Public Project Honorable Mention: 2017 Excellence in GSI Awards

  Congratulations to the partners of Heston Gardens for their honorable mention in the Public Project category of the 2017 Excellence in GSI Awards Ceremony!   Heston Gardens Photo Source: Philadelphia Water Department   Client: Philadelphia Water Department Planning/Design Team: Stantec Construction Team: Petrongolo Contractors, Inc. Maintenance Team: Philadelphia Water Department Monitoring Team: Philadelphia Water Department Location: 5451-5459 Hunter Street,
Read More

Congratulations to PWD’s Marc Cammarata

SBN congratulates Marc Cammarata on his recent appointment to be Deputy Commissioner of Planning and Environmental Services at the Philadelphia Water Department. Prior to his appointment, Marc was Director of the Office of Watersheds, leading the implementation of Green City, Clean Waters, and playing a key role in meeting and exceeding the targets set for
Read More

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
Read More

Green City, Clean Waters: 5 Down, 20 to Go!

Congratulations to the City of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Water (PWD) for surpassing the five year goals of Green City, Clean Waters (GCCW), Philadelphia’s groundbreaking agreement to reduce stormwater runoff and combined sewer overflows by investing in green stormwater infrastructure. Over 440 green stormwater infrastructure tools have greened almost 840 acres, keeping more than 1.5 billion gallons
Read More

Philadelphia Water Publically Releases Data Sets

Philadelphia Water released tons of their data last month, ahead of Code for Philly. Here are some of the highlights: Green Stormwater Infrastructure Projects – Green City, Clean Waters is Philadelphia’s 25-year plan to protect and enhance our watersheds by managing stormwater with green infrastructure. Green Infrastructure Completed Projects – Locations of completed Green Stormwater
Read More

New Stormwater Regulations Go Into Effect Today

Today, July 1st, updated Stormwater Regulations for development projects became effective.  In addition, Philadelphia Water unveiled a brand new website, redesigned to provide easy access to the Stormwater Management Guidance Manual and to submit a project application online. Philadelphia Water is making changes to our Stormwater Regulations to meet Federal and State requirements under the Clean
Read More