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Penske Truck Leasing Captures Fourth Straight SmartWay Affiliate Challenge Award

April 22, 2016 - in Corporate, Environment, Transportation

READING, Pa., April 22, 2016—Penske Truck Leasing is celebrating Earth Day this year with its fourth straight SmartWay Affiliate Challenge Award. The company is one of seven organizations, and the only transportation corporation, being accorded with this…

State DOT Green Initiatives Demonstrate a Healthy Commitment to Sustainability and Environmental Stewardship

WASHINGTON - Every day is Earth Day for transportation departments working to support the environmental, mobility and economic needs of the communities…

First Salish Sea-Wide Shoreline Armoring Study Shows Cumulative Effects on Ecosystem

Bulkheads and seawalls along the shores of Puget Sound help ease erosion and stabilize bluffs to protect waterfront properties. But these walled structures…

I-15 Integrated Corridor Management Goes Live in San Diego

Traffic information can be fragmented because different agencies are responsible for freeways, surface streets, and transit systems. This fragmentation makes it difficult to proactively manage congestion and improve mobility. To address this problem, SANDAG…

Restoring Ecosystems—How to Learn From Our Mistakes

April 11, 2016 - in Corporate, Environment, Renewal/Retrofit

In a joint North European and North American study led by Umeå researcher Christer Nilsson, a warning is issued of underdocumented results of ecological restorations. The researchers show that continuous and systematic evaluations of cost-efficiency, planning,…

EPA Adds Hazardous Waste Sites to National Priorities List

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is adding five and proposing to add eight hazardous waste sites to the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL). These are sites with known or threatened hazardous waste releases that…

BRADY Federal Services Joins ACT Environmental Services

SAN DIEGO and SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 5, 2016—ACT Environmental Services has reached an agreement to acquire the Federal Services Division of Richard Brady & Associates. "We made a strategic decision to divest the Federal Services portion of our business…

Green City Conference Advances Green Infrastructure Benefits

The importance of ‘living green’ was brought to the attention of sixteen countries at an International Green City Conference this month. Becoming the greenest city in the world, using plants to manage stormwater threats, how to implement greening and change…

Smart Cities: Bringing Tech Benefits Directly to You

March 25, 2016 - in Corporate, Planning, Smart Cities

More than 300 leaders from government, industry, and academia attended an event called the Global City Team Challenge (GCTC) Tech Jam. The GCTC program, launched in 2014 by NIST with a number of partners from the federal government and industry, is one way…

Jeju Advances Sustainable and Carbon-neutral Development

March 21, 2016 - in Land Development, Projects, Smart Cities

Geneva, Switzerland/Jeju, Republic of Korea, March 21, 2016—The IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission), the Jeju Special Self-Governing Province and the Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding…