Let’s Start Improving Water Quality In The US Everglades, Before It’s Too Late!

CleanTechnica

A combination of canals, stormwater treatment areas, and a storage reservoir may improve water quality in the US Everglades. Agriculture Policy & Politics Water Brown and Caldwell Everglades Agricultural Area Storage Reservoir Project stormwater treatment area

Goodbye to decaying deposits and blocked pumps? Ensuring the clean operation of municipal stormwater holding tanks

Envirotec Magazine

The stormwater overflow tank. This is why we opted to fit the adjacent stormwater overflow tank with the same injector jet system in 2019 too.”. Ensuring the clean operation of municipal stormwater holding tanks first appeared on Envirotec.

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Design Your Landscaping to Handle Stormwater Runoff

AGreenLiving

Yes, now, before the … The post Design Your Landscaping to Handle Stormwater Runoff appeared first on Earth911.com. Original post: Design Your Landscaping to Handle Stormwater Runoff. It’s time to think about Spring. Eco design design-your earth911-com- first-on-earth911 handle home & garden landscaping runoff spring

The Brief: Prudential’s billion-dollar blueprint, sustainable alt-leather, prison education, stormwater and waste reduction bonds, Carlyle’s strategy

Impact Alpha

The post The Brief: Prudential’s billion-dollar blueprint, sustainable alt-leather, prison education, stormwater and waste reduction bonds, Carlyle’s strategy appeared first on ImpactAlpha. Greetings, Agents of Impact! Featured: ImpactAlpha Original Prudential’s $1 billion portfolio of impact investments offers a blueprint for institutional investors.

This nature center proves zero-energy is possible even in wintry Minnesota

AGreenLiving

The building also captures rainwater as part of its responsive stormwater management plan. + HGA Photography by Peter J. Environmental stewardship comes alive in spectacular fashion at the new Westwood Hills Nature Center, an interpretative center in the heart of St.

Snazzy garden shed doubles as rainwater runoff solution

Inhabitat - Innovation

Maryland-based practice Gardner Architects was tasked with installing a small garden shed for homeowners in the community of Bethesda, they came up with a gorgeous 100-square-foot shed that not only blends in harmoniously with the main home, but actively helps manage stormwater runoff

NBBJ to design Tencents futuristic Net City in Shenzhen

AGreenLiving

The abundance of greenery will also help the project meet the goals of China’s Sponge City Initiative so that stormwater runoff is collected and managed throughout the campus. Green businesses city of the future green transportation masterplan mixed-use nbbj public transit shenzhen stormwater management urban planning

E8 portfolio company StormSensor, which helps municipalities and industrial companies monitor stormw

E8 Cleantech Angels

Stormwater is the number one cause of water pollution in urban areas. StormSensor is a stormwater management solution designed to "take the expense, fear, and frustration" out of stormwater compliance.

Enphase Energy Chosen by Flywheel Development for Commercial Solar Projects

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Flywheel Development is a leading sustainable development company active in real estate, sustainable design, solar development, and stormwater management infrastructure, with a focus on high-performance, net-zero buildings

Climate-adaptive park in Copenhagen wins Arne of the Year Award

AGreenLiving

Completed in 2019, Sankt Kjelds Square and Bryggervangen comprises a large public space with a seamlessly integrated ecosystem of services for absorbing stormwater runoff and enhancing biodiversity. Eco Green a-person-riding cloudburst park parks / wildlife project sankt-kjelds stormwater-runoff One of Copenhagen’s newest green parks, the Sankt Kjelds Square and Bryggervangen, has just received Copenhagen’s most prestigious architecture prize — the Arne of the Year Award.

Natufia’s hydroponic garden embraces farm-to-table eating

AGreenLiving

Eco Green Recycle community food hydroponic garden innovation produce stormwater management sustainable food system vertical-garden zero-energyFarm-to-table is a practice that includes collecting food as close to the source as possible, therefore ensuring the greatest amount of nutrients and best quality. With that in mind, one company, Natufia, has taken the idea a step further with its indoor hydroponic garden systems.

Modular Aquatecture panels can harvest rainwater from the sides of buildings

AGreenLiving

Eco Green day zero netherlands rainwater harvesting shaakira-jassat stainless-steel stormwater management water conservationIn response to the severe water shortage that recently gripped Cape Town, South African-born designer Shaakira Jassat of Studio Sway has developed Aquatecture, a building facade panel designed to harvest rainwater runoff as well as moisture from the atmosphere.

Flywheel Development chooses Enphase microinverters for commercial solar portfolio

Solar Power World

Flywheel Development is a sustainable development company active in real estate, sustainable design, solar development and stormwater management infrastructure, with a focus on high-performance, net-zero buildings. Flywheel Development has selected Enphase microinverters as the inverter technology of record for its portfolio of commercial solar projects. Based in Washington D.C.,

Central Park to undergo $150M LEED Gold-targeted redesign

AGreenLiving

Eco Green Recycle + pool central central-park-conservancy design green renovation interior new york city park stormwater management waterTo cap the Central Park Conservancy’s 40-year renewal of Central Park, the nonprofit has unveiled designs to update the park’s north end with a LEED Gold -targeted recreational facility, a new pool, skating rink and other amenities.

Save 50% on native plants, rain barrels & more

Greenability Magazine

To encourage property owners to use best practices for stormwater management, Johnson County Stormwater Management Program offers the refunds to homeowners and businesses that make improvements on their properties. Installing sustainable landscape solutions, like native trees and plants or rain barrels, helps “contain the rain” where it falls, which reduces the amount of stormwater going into storm drains.

GM’s renamed Factory ZERO to be retooled for all-EV production

Charged

Concrete waste has been repurposed to create temporary roadways, recycled stormwater will be used in cooling towers and the fire suppression system, and the site will include a 16.5-acre wildlife habitat. GM has given its Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center a new role and a new name.

4 things corporations should know about urban forestry projects

GreenBiz

But urban forests have myriad other benefits that are becoming more understood and easier to measure: They have been demonstrated to help control stormwater, lower energy costs, improve air quality and provide both physical and mental health benefits.

The Environmental Effects of Natural Disasters

The Environmental Blog

This sent 150 million gallons of polluted water cascading into a stormwater ditch surrounding the plant. Within seconds, natural disasters can destroy buildings, tear up roads and upturn normal life. The damage these events cause, however, isn’t just limited to people and their property.

Celebration 20 years of Integrated Green Infrastructure

Green Roof Technology

greenroofs #biophylilla #stormwater #greenrooftechnology #greeninfrastructure #optigreen #solargardenroof Integrated Green Infrastructure That Last. Celebrating two projects with 20 years of integrated Green Infrastructure. It is now 20 years after Jorg Breuning managed the Green Roof installation at the Zeppelin-Carrée (left). and 1999 Kronen-Carrée (right) in Stuttgart. Over 500,000 sf of green roofs nicely visible on Google Earth.

Sustainability, Resilience:

Green Roof Technology

greenroofs #biophylilla #stormwater #greenrooftechnology #greeninfrastructure #optigreen #solargardenroofCelebrating two projects with 20 years of integrated Green Infrastructure. 20 years after managing the Green Roof installation in 1997 Zeppelin-Carrée (left). and 1999 Kronen-Carrée (right). Both buildings are covered with over 500,000 sf of multiple types of green roofs. It is likely the world's first Solar Garden Roof. It is now on Goggle Earth.

Water-to-Air Ratio GreenRoofs101

Green Roof Technology

An increasingly number of stormwater professionals recognize that Green Roofs are an excellent, the least expensive and most natural stormwater management tool with many added values for the environment we live in. It is a simple fact that the more we do for healthy plants with a natural diversity, the better a Green Roof system can retain and detain stormwater. . Why is AIR-to-WATER Ratio on Green Roofs so important?

Plan It Native landscape conference goes virtual

Greenability Magazine

Their extensive root systems retain more water than traditional lawns, which reduces stormwater run-off, mitigates flooding and traps significant amounts of carbon.

Power Plant and Green Roof

Green Roof Technology

greenroofs #greenwall #biophylilla #stormwater #greenrooftechnology #greeninfrastructure #greencurtain #optigreen Green Roofs and Green Walls. Since 1991 the Waste to Energy Power Plant in Stuttgart, Germany utilizes solid "old school" living green technology that the building almost visually disappears from the street level.

Government is “passing water pollution buck to the car industry”, experts warn

Envirotec Magazine

Before joining the company as Market Development Manager in 2016, Jo spent a 20 year career at the Environment Agency, latterly as an expert advisor on urban stormwater and highway runoff. Poisonous particle pollution from brake and tyre wear is carried in runoff then enters rivers and streams.

One of the biggest climate threats is the most familiar: Rain

Grist

Other flood-prone metros are, essentially, making room for excess water: Chicago has built more than 100 “Green Alleys” — permeable pavement that allows stormwater to filter through and drain into the ground. After Hurricane Sandy, Hoboken, New Jersey, rebuilt with future storms in mind — replacing concrete with spongy surfaces and installing a 200,000-gallon stormwater tank under one of the city’s big parks. At least it wasn’t another Katrina.

Mangrove forests protect coastlines. ‘Synthetic mangroves’ could do the same for cities.

Grist

To better understand exactly how mangroves can grow in the ocean yet pump freshwater up to their leaves, engineers constructed what they’re dubbing “synthetic mangroves ”, pressure-driven devices that can draw freshwater out of the saltiest seas — and have the potential to help manage stormwater in cities. Humans have lots of reasons to thank mangroves.

Hear local experts discuss climate issues

Greenability Magazine

Land Use: MARC’s Tom Jacobs and Scott Schulte with Vireo Landscape Architects highlight green infrastructure for better soil health and stormwater retention.

Living Building Challenge-targeted Watershed improves Seattles water quality

AGreenLiving

Related: The net-zero Frick Environmental Center is officially one of the world’s greenest buildings Most impressively, Watershed features a comprehensive stormwater management plan that aims to capture and treat millions of gallons of runoff a year. Stepped bio-retention planters also help retain and treat an additional 400,000 gallons of polluted stormwater runoff from the adjacent street and the Aurora Bridge annually prior to discharge in Lake Union.

Geothermal-powered dorm minimizes its carbon footprint in Quebec

AGreenLiving

In addition to an airtight envelope, the residence taps into the campus’ central geothermal system and integrates sustainable stormwater management systems. In addition to implementing a stormwater management plan, landscape architects oversaw a “renaturalization” process to return native plantings to the site as soon as the building was completed.

Charles Library boasts one of Pennsylvania’s largest green roofs

AGreenLiving

The new library also boasts a 47,300-square-foot green roof — one of the largest in Pennsylvania — that covers over 70% of the building’s roof surface and is part of a stormwater management system designed to manage all rainwater runoff on the approximately three-acre site, plus an additional acre of off-site impervious ground. Contemporary, sustainable and welcoming, Temple University’s new Charles Library in Philadelphia raises the bar for research libraries around the world.

Nominate neighbors for a green award

Greenability Magazine

Past winners have worked to reduce waste, air pollution, stormwater runoff, energy costs and transportation costs. Is your Kansas City neighborhood working on a community garden, recycling project, energy efficiency, repurposing vacant lots or other Earth-friendly projects? The city of Kansas City, MO is calling for nominations for its KC Green Neighborhood Recognition Program.

Sustainable drainage innovation installed on the M56

Envirotec Magazine

There was no space to build SuDS ponds or other vegetative features behind the carriageway to treat the metals, or to install a manufactured stormwater filter to capture the pollutants. THE FIRST installation of SDS Aqua-XchangeTM, the sustainable drainage innovation which turns roadside filter drains into treatment devices that protect the water environment from toxic metals pollution, has been successfully completed on a busy stretch of the M56 motorway.

Architect designs his own breezy, plant-filled home in Los Angeles

AGreenLiving

Adjacent terraced gardens and the perimeter of the home are landscaped with native plants for shading, cooling and stormwater retention. David Montalba, founding principal of Montalba Architects, recently completed a 5,450-square-foot personal residence in Santa Monica, California. The design is based around a vertical courtyard concept with movable wooden screens that make up the facade. These screens help cool the home in an energy-efficient way during the area’s hot summers.

Key phase of Everglades restoration project starts in November

AGreenLiving

miles of the eastern Tamiami Trail with features to further improve water conveyance, roadway safety, and stormwater treatment,” according to an official statement.

Event - Congress on Soil, Plant and Water Sciences

Green Market Oracle

The 3rd Annual Congress on Soil, Plant and Water Sciences will take place on November 11-12, 2019 at Madrid, Spain. The theme is “Invention of new significant tool for sustainable growth in soil, plant and natural resources on earth.”

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SUNY New Paltz Engineering Innovation Hub achieves LEED Gold

AGreenLiving

The Hub sits on a 31,200-square-foot landscaped site specially engineered for responsible stormwater management practices.

Rooftop Vineyard

Green Roof Technology

greenroofs #stormwater #vineyard Rooftop Vineyard. Rooftop farming for educational and recreational purposes seems a fancy trend in North America. In 2002 Dipl.-Ing Ing Markus Wittling was planning to elevate an entire vineyard on top of the Wine Museum in Cologne, Germany. The sloped green roof spans over the entire museum building of almost 20,000 square feet. It is likely the first vineyard on a roof and the first sloped rooftop farm in the world.

Energy-neutral House of Eemnes is a sustainable culture house

AGreenLiving

Impressively, the project has also been engineered to be future-ready and sustainable with solar panels that generate more energy than the building consumes as well as a responsible stormwater management plan that captures rainwater runoff. Thirty minutes east of Amsterdam , the municipality of Eemnes has recently welcomed a beautiful community center for everyone in the town to gather, play and learn.

A net-zero compact home in Seattle is inspired by Shibui minimalism

AGreenLiving

There is a non-infiltrating bio-retention tank to collect rain and stormwater, filtering the collected water before applying it to landscaping inside the raised yard. Refined, elemental and minimal: these words were the inspiration behind a recently completed net-zero home in West Seattle. Built to endure the test of time and incorporate elegance with an unobtrusive aesthetic and restrained size, the home takes inspiration from the Japanese concept of Shibui.

A net-zero compact home in Seattle is inspired by Shibui minimalism

AGreenLiving

There is a non-infiltrating bio-retention tank to collect rain and stormwater, filtering the collected water before applying it to landscaping inside the raised yard. Refined, elemental and minimal: these words were the inspiration behind a recently completed net-zero home in West Seattle. Built to endure the test of time and incorporate elegance with an unobtrusive aesthetic and restrained size, the home takes inspiration from the Japanese concept of Shibui.