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Geographers Measure Impact of Urban Ecosystems

May 8, 2012 - in Environment, Modeling, Projects

A team of scientists has produced an innovative new study of the environmental impact of major urban ecosystems, published in the April issue of the journal Ecological Applications. The team includes Joseph P. McFadden and Jennifer Y. King, both of UC Santa…

City of Calgary Conducts an Energy Mapping Study

May 8, 2012 - in Analysis, Energy, Planning, Projects

In July of 2008, the Canadian Urban Institute partnered with Enermodal Engineering and Decision Economics Consulting Ltd. to undertake the Energy Mapping…

Bentley Announces Commercial Availability of AECOsim Energy Simulator and AECOsim Building Designer

Bentley Systems, Incorporated announced the immediate commercial availability of its new AECOsim Energy Simulator software and commercial availability…

Autodesk Inventor Helps Bring Greater Energy Efficiency for Building Retrofits

Autodesk, Inc. has named UK-based Green Structures as Autodesk Inventor of the Month for December 2011, citing the company’s use of Autodesk Inventor software and a range of other Autodesk Digital Prototyping technology in transforming the way energy systems…

Nottingham Aims Energy Mapping at the Home

May 8, 2012 - in Analysis, Energy, Modeling, Projects

Rising energy prices and concerns about carbon emissions are making us all increasingly conscious of how much we spend on gas and electricity. A lot of organisations are ready to provide advice for reducing the bill, but now a city council is ready to use…

Water Conservation Challenge Encourages Cities to Save Water, Compete for Prizes

May 8, 2012 - in Projects, Water

To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act, the Wyland Foundation has launched its National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation, a non-profit competition taking place throughout the month of April. During the challenge, residents in U.S.…

EPA Administrator Jackson and Philadelphia Mayor Nutter Sign Landmark Green City, Clean Waters Partnership Agreement

May 8, 2012 - in Projects, Water

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa P. Jackson and Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter, joined by U.S. Representative Allyson Schwartz and city and federal officials, signed an agreement that represents a $2 billion investment in…

Florida Utility to Implement Smart GIS-centric Stormwater Modeling

Fort Walton Beach, FL, has selected InfoSWMM from Innovyze to meet its stormwater network modeling requirements, giving the city access to an advanced and comprehensive ArcGIS-integrated stormwater modeling and management application. The Fort Walton Beach…

Energy Department Announces New Mapping Initiative to Advance North American Carbon Storage Efforts

May 3, 2012 - in Projects

Today, the Energy Department joined with partners from Canada and Mexico to release the first-ever atlas mapping the potential carbon dioxide storage capacity in North America. According to the newly released North American Carbon Storage Atlas (NACSA), there…