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University Turns School Into ‘Urban Laboratory’ to Combat Pollution

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A school has joined a landmark university health research project designed to use nature to tackle the health impact of busy city streets. St. Margaret Mary School, 7813 Shelbyville Road in Louisville, Ky., is the new site of an experiment…

RTM Engineering Consultants Launches Sustainability Studio to Accelerate Sustainable and Energy-Efficient Designs

CHICAGO, May 6, 2016—RTM Engineering Consultants (RTM), a trusted engineering consulting partner to some of the nation's most respected architectural…

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…

Preferences for Changing Landscape Color and Complexity Determined

December 29, 2015 - in Corporate, Planning

AMBLER, Pa.—In temperate climates the colors and appearance of plants and trees change throughout the year. A study in the October 2015 issue of HortTechnology may help landscape professionals choose colors and designs that better meet consumers' needs.…

How Do City Size and Wealth Compare to Sustainability Goals?

March 17, 2014 - in Smart Cities

With more than half of the world’s population now living in cities, there is growing interest in better understanding how these geographical social structures work. Consequently, a new science of cities is being fueled by the sudden availability of fascinating…

REconomics Lab to Help Transform Green, Sustainability, and Climate Change Initiatives Into Growth Strategies

February 18, 2014 - in Corporate, Modeling, Renewal/Retrofit

Trust in the ability of both government and corporations to create a better future is at an all-time low. What's more, our economic growth strategies, models, and financial tools were mostly designed for the old world of sprawl and virgin resource extraction.…

EPA Launches WaterSense H2Otel Challenge to Encourage Water Savings

February 5, 2014 - in Projects, Water

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today launched the WaterSense H2Otel Challenge as a way for agency partners and other organizations to encourage hotels to use best management practices that will save water and money, while reducing greenhouse…

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…

Bullitt Foundation Unveils a Self-Sustaining Office Building in Honor of Earth Day

April 22, 2013 - in Corporate, Energy, Facility Management

The Bullitt Foundation just opened the Bullitt Center on Earth Day, with designs to profoundly change the way buildings are designed and built. Denis Hayes realized that revolutionizing building practices could have a profound effect on energy consumption…

New Partnership Releases Guide to Stimulate Private Investment in Natural Infrastructure

March 19, 2013 - in Projects, Stormwater, Water

In the wake of Superstorm Sandy and 2012’s unparalleled extreme weather events, a new groundbreaking green infrastructure financing guide was released today by the NatLab consortium—a path-breaking collaboration between two of the world’s leading environmental…