Miami Beach Convention Center Receives LEED® Silver Certification

(MIAMI, FL) – August 27, 2020 – The Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC) is proud to announce it has received LEED® Silver certification, an exciting achievement recognizing environmentally-friendly infrastructure and practices installed at the venue as part of its $620-million-dollar renovation that was recently completed.   “This exciting milestone for the MBCC represents the culmination of […]

FERC approves Gross Reservoir expansion

A plan to expand Gross Reservoir in Boulder County cleared its final federal hurdle on July 16, 2020, when the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission gave its approval for the project and ordered Denver Water to proceed with design and construction. The $464 million (in 2025 dollars) expansion involves raising Gross Dam by 131 feet to […]

Diageo achieves zero waste to landfill target

Diageo, which also owns Johnnie Walker and Smirnoff, originally set its sustainable targets in 2008, and updated the goals in 2015. The 2020 targets were chosen in accordance with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. Notable achievements include a 50% absolute reduction in greenhouse gas emissions across the business and more than 99.5% of packaging […]

State regulators enforce pollution rules along ‘Hooch near Columbus

A middle Georgia water system will have to comply with pollution limits aimed at protecting the water quality of a popular stretch of the Chattahoochee River known for whitewater rafting after a state panel rebuffed its objections, although a legal challenge is likely. The Columbus Water Works has fought water quality regulations that it says […]

Utilities Want to Use EPA Chemicals Law to Protect Drinking Water

A pair of water associations are teaming up to urge the EPA to use all its regulatory tools to safeguard drinking water as it decides whether to allow new chemicals into U.S. commerce. The Association of State Drinking Water Administrators (ASDWA), which represents state, tribal, and territorial water agency officials, recently joined the Association of […]

New Albany’s focus on sustainability dates back to original master plan

The new Rose Run Park transformed an overgrown creek bed into a central park that preserves the area’s natural features. What you don’t see is that 100% of storm water is maintained on site, capturing run-off pollutants. Our green-street policy has led to the construction of three “green” brick streets — Third Street, the Second […]