Environmental + Sustainability

Environmental news, green energy news, green technology, engineering and construction. Sustainability news for the AEC industry.

Carrier Corp.’s 11th Global Engineering Conference brings emerging building trends and environmental issues into...

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – What are the emerging building design trends in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) industry today? What do building owners and designers need to be aware of to support environmental stewardship in the future? And how can innovative green building and sustainable design principles and strategies be applied to existing projects?

University of California, Irvine Extension launches online Multi-media Environmental Compliance course

  IRVINE, CALIF. — The University of California, Irvine Extension announced the launch of Multi-media Environmental Compliance, a new, online course developed to enhance participants’ understanding of environmental compliance programs. The six-week course, beginning Monday, Oct. 3, will be led by Christina Schwerdtfeger, Ph.D., REA, president and founder of Coto Consulting Inc.

Gannett Fleming named a charter member of Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure

 HARRISBURG, PA. — Gannett Fleming was named a charter member of the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI), a recently formed non-profit leadership organization dedicated to developing and administering a sustainability rating system for North American infrastructure. The American Council of Engineering Companies, the American Public Works Association, and the American Society of Civil Engineers founded the national organization.

Final environmental impact statement completed for Alaskan Way Viaduct replacement

SEATTLE – The culmination of 10 years of technical analysis and public, agency, and tribal review came to fruition July 7 when the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), and city of Seattle released the State Route 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct replacement project's final environmental impact statement (EIS).

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Global Sustainable Engineering Network to move to UC Merced

 MERCED, CALIF. — The University of California, Merced, will become the new headquarters of Engineers for a Sustainable World effective July 1. Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW) is a global, nonprofit network of about 4,000 students, faculty, and professionals dedicated to building a sustainable world for current and future generations by way of collaborative, interdisciplinary engineering projects.

SCS Engineers and CRA/LA renew contract for environmental engineering services

LONG BEACH, CALIF. — SCS Engineers was awarded a renewal to its existing environmental engineering services contract with The Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles (CRA/LA). SCS’s long-standing relationship with CRA/LA dates back to 1998. The contract renewal extends the current contract to October 2012, and increases the budget to $1.5 million.

Kleinfelder acquires InSite Environmental Inc.

SAN DIEGO — Kleinfelder acquired InSite Environmental Inc., a firm headquartered in Stockton, Calif., that offers a diverse set of environmental planning and permitting services. The transaction closed on May 23, 2011, following a long-standing relationship between the two firms.

National Demolition Association inaugurates Environmental Excellence Awards

DOYLESTOWN, PA — The National Demolition Association (NDA) presented the inaugural Environmental Excellence Awards to 11 companies which have performed demolition projects that have had a significant positive impact on the quality of life in the United States and Canada.

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