Environmental + Sustainability

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MACTEC selected to provide environmental engineering design and permit support for New England solar...

WAKEFIELD, MASS. —” MACTEC will be providing engineering design and permit support for the design/installation of a $10 million solar power project. The 2.4-megawatt solar panel array will be constructed on a closed landfill in the town of Scituate, Mass.

Missouri American Water announces 2011 Environmental Grant Program

JOPLIN, MO. — Missouri American Water announced today that the application process is now open for its 2011 Environmental Grant Program to support innovative, community-based environmental projects that improve, restore, or protect watersheds and community drinking water supplies.

EPA finds 100 percent noncompliance rate in phase one environmental site-assessment reports

SILVER SPRING, MD. — The EPA Office of the Inspector General reviewed a random sample of 35 brownfield-assessment reports prepared under the EPA Brownfields Assessment Grant program. The review found that not even one report complied with all AAI requirements.

Environmental Law & Policy Center says $53 billion high-speed rail plan will transform American...

CHICAGO — The Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC) Executive Director Howard Learner said, “The Obama Administration’s plan to invest $53 billion in high-speed passenger rail is a transformative commitment that will bolster the American economy, create jobs, and give people a much-needed third transportation option for better mobility.”

HDR to conduct environmental assessment and functional design of Key Waterloo, Ontario Corridor

TORONTO — Columbia Street/Lexington Road is a critical east-west transportation corridor that extends through the region of Waterloo in Ontario. HDR was hired by the city of Waterloo to conduct a Class Environmental Assessment and functional design for improving various transportation modes along the corridor.

Kentucky American Water now accepting applications for 2011 Environmental Grant Program

LEXINGTON, KY. — Applications now are being accepted for Kentucky American Water’s 2011 Environmental Grant Program. The program will award as much as $10,000 for innovative programs that improve a community’s water supply or improve, restore, or protect watersheds.

EPA offers proven solutions to support sustainable community goals

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the formation of Sustainable Communities Building Blocks, a program designed to help interested communities adopt sustainable planning methods.

Holcim Awards competition issues final call for sustainable construction projects

ZURICH — Registrations in the 3rd International Holcim Awards competition to promote sustainable construction will close on March 23, 2011. The competition encourages building solutions and visions that go beyond convention to address the challenges of sustainability.

Bioengineering Group provides sustainable energy expertise for Department of Defense

SALEM, MASS. — As federal agencies move toward sustainability, as mandated in the Oct. 5, 2010, Executive Order 13514, the Department of Defense faces some of the highest hurdles, as well as the greatest potential rewards, related to adopting substantial energy conservation and renewable energy generation, especially when coupled with water and waste management synergies.

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