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Land-use Planning Webinar to Focus on ‘Clean & Green Act’

July 31, 2013 - in Announcement, Planning

Penn State Extension will offer a web-based seminar focusing on the Pennsylvania Farmland and Forest Land Assessment Act, also known as the "Clean & Green" Act. The 90-minute webinar, slated for 1 p.m. Aug. 7,  will feature Doug Wolfgang, director of…

Burns & McDonnell Southeast Shares Georgia’s Growing Water Need

July 15, 2013 - in Projects, Water

Burns & McDonnell - Southeast, an award-winning full-service engineering firm, introduced the infographic, "The Big Gulp: Georgia's Water Challenge,"…

Melbourne Looks to Developers to Fund Conservation to Offset City Sprawl

May 14, 2013 - in Environment, Planning, Projects

Developers will pay almost $1 billion over the next four decades under a plan the state government says will create at least 38 new reserves, among them…

WaterSense Urges Home Owners to Fix Leaks

March 18, 2013 - in Water

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) WaterSense program encourages Americans to check and replace leaky plumbing fixtures and sprinkler systems, helping households save more than 10,000 gallons of water per year and as much as 10 percent on utility…

Texas Confronts Drought with Legislation to Fund Water Projects

March 17, 2013 - in Water

Significant new funding for water projects in a dry, thirsty Texas moved one step closer to becoming a reality. The bill, HB 4, would take money from the state’s Rainy Day Fund to start a loan program for new water projects. It passed unanimously in a committee,…

Dubuque Rolls Out Smarter Water Portal with IBM’s Help

March 11, 2013 - in Water

After the successful completion of a Smarter Water Pilot Study earlier this year, expanded access is the Smarter Water Portal is now available. There is no additional cost or equipment needed to utilize this new tool designed to help residents and businesses…

Dubuque Rolls Out Smarter Water Portal with IBM's Help

March 11, 2013 - in Water

After the successful completion of a Smarter Water Pilot Study earlier this year, expanded access is the Smarter Water Portal is now available. There is no additional cost or equipment needed to utilize this new tool designed to help residents and businesses…

Energy Utility RWE and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Join Forces

January 25, 2013 - in Energy

Today, Germany’s number one power producer RWE and IUCN signed a three-year agreement on biodiversity management at the World Economic Forum in Davos. The aim is to further integrate protection of biological diversity into the corporate business decisions…

Energy Management Software Has VCs Interested

December 9, 2012 - in Energy

The nearly five million commercial and industrial facilities in the United States account for nearly half of all domestic energy consumption, at a cost of over $200 billion each year. But according to Chris Pacitti, general partner at venture capital firm Austin…

Cities Share Energy Use to Promote Conservation

September 4, 2012 - in Energy

Business and government leaders in a growing number of cities are recognizing that investment in smarter, greener technologies can help optimize resource use, offering a way to renew struggling urban economies while improving ecological well being. New York…