/ Category / Renewal/Retrofit

Western Specialty Contractors Performs Complete Masonry Restoration at Hector International Airport in Fargo, North Dakota

April 13, 2016 - in Buildings, Projects, Renewal/Retrofit

St. Louis, MO, April 12, 2016—Western Specialty Contractors - Minneapolis, MN Branch recently restored the masonry facade of the former passenger terminal at Hector International Airport in Fargo, ND. The 6,500-square-foot building is currently being utilized…

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…

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…

USDA Seeks Partner Proposals to Protect and Restore Critical Wetlands

April 6, 2016 - in Financial, Renewal/Retrofit, Water

WASHINGTON, April 5, 2016 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the availability of $15 million to help eligible conservation partners leverage local investments to provide technical assistance and financial resources for wetlands protection…

Parties Agree to Klamath River Dam Removal Plan

April 6, 2016 - in Corporate, Renewal/Retrofit, Water

SALEM, Ore. — The States of Oregon and California, PacifiCorp and the federal government – through the U.S. Departments of the Interior and Commerce – announced an agreement-in-principle to move forward with amending the Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement…

Louisiana to Receive a Minimum of $6.8 Billion for State Claims Related to BP Oil Spill

April 5, 2016 - in Financial, Renewal/Retrofit, Water

BATON ROUGE—Today the Court approved the settlement between the United States, the five Gulf States and BP for damages stemming from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The Court approved Consent Decree outlines more than $20 billion in damages. Louisiana…

ASTM International Develops Guide for Assessing, Repurposing Landfills and Other Sites

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., March 18, 2016—ASTM International has approved a new guide that will help environmental professionals who want to assess or repurpose landfills and chemically impacted sites. ASTM Committee E50 on Environmental Assessment, Risk Management…

Berkeley Lab Scientists Developing Paint-on Coating for Energy Efficient Windows

February 26, 2016 - in Buildings, Corporate, Energy, Renewal/Retrofit

It’s estimated that 10 percent of all the energy used in buildings in the U.S. can be attributed to window performance, costing building owners about $50 billion annually, yet the high cost of replacing windows or retrofitting them with an energy efficient…

Western Specialty Contractors Restores Facade of Landmark Row House Turned Restaurant in Des Moines, Iowa

February 17, 2016 - in Buildings, Corporate, Renewal/Retrofit

St. Louis, Mo., Feb.  16, 2016—Western Specialty Contractors, Des Moines, Iowa Branch (formerly named Western Waterproofing Company), played an instrumental role in preserving a 136-year-old row house in Des Moines, Iowa  originally destined for demolition…

New eBook on Environmental Site Remediation

Arcadis asked remediation leaders from some of the most successful companies in the world to identify the most pressing issues impacting their businesses and to share their insights on current trends and best practices. The 40-page eBook, titled “Leading…