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 […]
Can you imagine which is the most #sustainable city in the world? Masdar City recently gained this recognition thanks to the transformation of its oil-based economy to a more #sustainable one.
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 […]
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 […]
The Gulf Shores project is Living Building Challenge (LBC) certified with collected water used for drinking and non-potable uses.