8 ways to protect Pittsburgh’s streams and rivers by keeping storm drains clear

Pittsburgh’s streets have more than 25,000 storm drains, to catch stormwater and direct it into the sewer systems. Unfortunately, rainstorms often overwhelm the sewer system, and untreated sewage overflows into our streams and rivers. That rainwater carries anything on the street — from leaves, pet waste and motor oil to deicing salt, fertilizer or other […]

2020 Sustainability Awards Best of the Best winner: Burwood Brickworks Shopping Centre

In December 2019, in suburban Melbourne, a shopping centre that can justifiably claim to be the most sustainable in the world opened. Burwood Brickworks shopping centre is currently the only privately developed building in the world open to the entire community which demonstrates a regenerative benefit to the site it occupies.  As the ‘Best of […]

World Toilet Day 2020: Sustainable sanitation and climate change

World Toilet Day is a United Nations Observance that celebrates toilets and raises awareness of the 4.2 billion people living without access to safely managed sanitation. It is about taking action to tackle the global sanitation crisis and achieve Sustainable Development Goal 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030. World Toilet Day will be […]

Tropical Storm Eta dumps rain on an already flooded Florida

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A deluge of rain from Tropical Storm Eta caused flooding Monday across South Florida’s most densely populated urban areas, stranding cars, flooding businesses, and swamping entire neighborhoods with fast-rising water that had no place to drain. The system made landfall in the Florida Keys and posed a serious threat across South […]

Aqualoop Greywater at Silver Star Affordable Housing, Los Angeles

Our featured project is a great example of sustainable urbanization.  The recently commissioned greywater system at Silver Star Apartments in Los Angeles uses NSF 350 certified Aqualoop to help meet its water sustainability goals.  With its sustainable and affordable housing goals meeting the needs of an important part of our community, Silver Star consists of […]