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 […]

Portland’s PAE Living Office Building Designed For Hospital-Level Quake Performance

Last summer, Paul Schwer, a green mechanical engineer, met with Portland, Ore., Mayor Ted Wheeler to talk about a subject dear to him—resilient structures for the earthquake-prone city. Those who don’t know Schwer, president of PAE Consulting Engineers Inc., might question why a mechanical engineer would be asking a mayor for a city grant program […]

Ecovie Potable Rainwater System Up and Running at Georgia Tech’s Kendeda Building

Atlanta – Georgia Tech is leading the US and in particular the southeast US in demonstrating innovative green building.  The recent completion of its Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design seeks full Living Building Challenge (LBC) certification and is truly a jewel of innovative design. Ecovie has helped meet LBC Water Petal certification for this project by providing rainwater system design […]