Sustainable Engineering

 
 
 
 
Onondaga County, NY's comprehensive stormwater management plan has aesthetic as well as environmental benefits, including additional trees and permeable-paved bike paths.
November 13, 2014

Shortly after her election in 2007, Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney proposed a bold solution to address the county’s CSO issues: Rather than building more sewage treatment plants to meet the terms of a consent…Read More >>

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October 28, 2014

Sustainability is the most important and most poorly understood problem of the 21st century, according to engineer William A. Wallace, ENV SP, M.ASCE, a noted author and consultant. Consequently, many civil engineers are unknowingly planning, designing and…Read More >>

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October 1, 2014

The Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) of North Central Texas has earned an Envision Silver award for its Line J, Section 1 Pipeline project, a 2-mile, 108-inch diameter pipeline that delivers water to meet the growing future…Read More >>

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EnvisionSunValleyPark
September 11, 2014

The Sun Valley Watershed Multi-Benefit Project, a first-of-its-kind venture geared to managing storm water for the Sun Valley Watershed, has earned the Envision Platinum Award, the highest level attainable in the Envision infrastructure rating system….Read More >>

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June 24, 2014

The large stock of high rise buildings built during the 60s and 70s are nearing their planned retirement. Many would argue that these buildings have many good years ahead and that the notion of a…Read More >>

CanoeLineup
June 20, 2014

The victor of the 2014 ASCE National Concrete Canoe Competition will be decided this weekend in a no-holds-barred competition at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, culminating what has been a year-long quest for glory…Read More >>

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June 18, 2014

To date, over 2,000 people have earned the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure’s Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV SP) credential through the online training and exam. Now, the Institute has developed a new in-person “ISI Trainer” program to…Read More >>

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Heathfield Pump Station. Photo Credit: King County, Washington.
March 13, 2014

Heathfield Pump Station in Bellevue will be upgraded as part of a wastewater project that will be tested under the Envision rating system. King County invests hundreds of millions each year on major infrastructure for…Read More >>

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The South Los Angeles Wetland Park  remediated  an urban brownfields site.  
Photo courtesy Psomas
February 7, 2014

The South Los Angeles Wetland Park in Los Angeles, California, has earned the Envision™ Platinum award – the highest level attainable in the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure’s Envision sustainable infrastructure rating system. The project is the first…Read More >>

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February 5, 2014

Contributed by Richard Wright, PhD, P.E., D.M.ASCE In 2014, the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) will issue the National Climate Assessment (NCA), a periodic report to inform the nation about already observed changes, the…Read More >>

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