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2014-02-04 16:23:09

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Sustainable Sites Initiative(TM) (SITES(TM)) program has certified landscapes at a federal courthouse in New Mexico; a Washington, D.C., elementary school; a campus plaza in Washington, D.C.; and an urban plaza in Washington state. The four projects certified by the nation's most comprehensive rating system for sustainable landscapes are: Albuquerque's Pete V. Domenici U.S. Courthouse, which received a two star certification; Brent...

2013-10-09 23:03:02

These Stormwater Management Incentives Program (SMIP) grants will promote green stormwater management practices on private and non-profit properties resulting in the planned development of 77 greened acres. The SMIP grant is an important component of PWD’s Green City Clean Waters Plan that includes an ambitious goal to covert 9,500 impervious acres to “green acres” that capture and manage the first one inch of stormwater runoff to achieve beautiful, fishable, clean and healthy rivers...

2013-09-11 23:21:42

Drainage & Erosion Solutions, LLC was awarded the "Best of the Best" designation for excellence in Waterproofing Virginia and Water Damage Virginia by Follow Media Consulting, Inc. Washington DC (PRWEB) September 11, 2013 Drainage & Erosion Solutions, LLC was awarded the "Best of the Best" designation for excellence by Follow Media Consulting, Inc. in the category of Waterproofing Virginia and Water Damage Virginia. This award signifies the continued commitment...

2013-01-23 16:21:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PENNVEST and the City of Lancaster have finalized an agreement allowing for the investment of $7 million to finance green infrastructure projects at sites throughout the city. "We are proud to be part of Lancaster's effort to reduce storm water run-off with these innovative approaches that will save the city a considerable amount of money. We look forward to working with other communities across the Commonwealth to achieve similar...

2012-05-14 02:22:38

PHOENIX, May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association (ARCSA ) now offers four levels of rainwater catchment education with three levels of professional recognitions. ARCSA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was founded in 1994 to promote rainwater catchment systems in the United States. ARCSA strives to offers a full spectrum of rainwater harvesting workshops and professional training to meet the needs of rainwater professionals...

2012-04-23 22:36:50

In a world of changing weather and rainfall patterns, engineers face challenges when designing stormwater management systems. A Kansas State University team is researching how climate change is affecting rainfall and weather patterns throughout Kansas to help with future adaptation and mitigation strategies. The research team, led by Stacy Hutchinson, associate professor of biological and agricultural engineering, is updating rainfall distribution data to ensure current stormwater...

2012-04-18 06:22:09

CLEVELAND, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Kurtz Bros., Inc., a Cleveland-based company that prides itself on its commitment to the environment, will have a large, lavish landscaped display featuring the benefits of composting, rain gardens and other innovative gardening techniques at EarthFest 2012. The display will be located near the new and innovative Hoop House located in the Zoo Welcome Plaza. In partnership with Earth Day Coalition (NEORSC, Cleveland Crops and Tunnel Vision Hoops),...

2012-03-28 06:21:59

ST. LOUIS, March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The new East Academic Building at Webster University is a testament to the institution's dedication to practicing and teaching responsible environmental citizenship. The building was designed to meet the standards for LEED silver certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). This internationally recognized certification provides third-party verification of a building's design for energy savings, water efficiency,...

2012-02-02 17:26:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Over the last two years, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) has invested $1.1 million in projects around Lancaster County that take a comprehensive approach to dealing with issues related to urban/suburban runoff. Three innovative projects in the area tackle different aspects of the stormwater runoff issue - on-the-ground infrastructure, planning and assessment and community engagement - and, when combined, represent a large-scale,...

2011-12-14 13:30:00

ROYERSFORD, Pa., Dec. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today announced an investment of $31.5 million for 218 conservation and recreation projects designed to protect natural resources and revitalize communities across the state. "The health and vitality of our communities is reflected in the quality of their parks and trails, access to rivers, open spaces and opportunities to be active outdoors," Gov. Corbett said. "Through these grants, we're able to fund hundreds...