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Urban Land Institute Publishes Report on Real Estate and Rain Water

Philadelphia has been highlighted again in a new report from the Urban Land Institute (ULI), Harvesting the Value of Water: Stormwater, Green Infrastructure, and Real Estate. The report takes a particular focus on the opportunities for green stormwater infrastructure in the real estate industry and the role it can play in helping to manage stormwater.
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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
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Delaware River Watershed Initiative debuts Stream Reach Assessment Tool

The Delaware River Watershed Initiative at the Academy of Natural Science of Drexel University recently debuted the Stream Reach Assessment Tool (SRAT). SRAT integrates data sets to model pollutant loads from upstream sources and analyzes landscape features that influence its ability to produce clean water.   “The SRAT is intended to create a consistent way
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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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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
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Updated Greenworks Plan includes SBN’s recommendations on GCCW

At the beginning of November, we saw the release of Greenworks, the City of Philadelphia’s updated comprehensive sustainability plan. We were pleased to see the recommendations the Sustainable Business Network (SBN) made to the Office of Sustainability on behalf of our members were incorporated into the final version of the Greenworks plan. SBN’s recommendations focused on
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SBN Releases Report Assessing the Local Economic Impact of GSI

The Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia (SBN) releases report assessing the Local Economic Impact of the First Five Years of Green City, Clean Waters.   This highly anticipated report, executed by Econsult Solutions, has interest from many local, regional, and national organizations, as well as members of City Council.   This report assesses the local
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Econsult Presents Report at GSI Partners Quarterly Meeting

GSI Partners and other stakeholders attended our first Quarterly Meeting of 2016 on January 27th, where Econsult unveiled their findings from the much-anticipated GSI Local Economic Impact Report. They project that GSI investment as a result of Green City, Clean Waters will generate $3 billion in economic growth in Philadelphia over the next and create
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