Environmental + Sustainability

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

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.

IEEE Forum on Integrated and Sustainable Transportation Systems issues call for papers

VIENNA, AUSTRIA — IEEE's Aerospace and Electronics Systems Society (AESS), the Intelligent Transportation Systems Society (ITSS), the Oceanic Engineering Society (OES), and the Vehicular Technology Society (VTS) have joined together to co-sponsor a conference that will bring together academicians, practitioners, and policy makers to assess the current technology and identify the new technologies required to meet the demand for a sustainable transportation system.

Online village helps kids explore sustainable cities

RESTON, VA. — Permeable pavement. Mixed use development. Solar Panels. An exciting green makeover on ASCEville features many sustainable technologies, giving kids a fun way to explore the relationship between the world we build and the natural environment.

CH2M HILL and CLIMsystems join to bridge the gap between climate risk and sustainable...

DENVER — CH2M HILL has announced a financial stake in New Zealand-based CLIMsystems Ltd.

IEEE Forum on Integrated and Sustainable Transportation Systems issues call for papers

VIENNA — The IEEE Forum on Integrated and Sustainable Transportation Systems (FISTS) program committee invites technical papers that will undergo the standard IEEE peer review process and will appear in conference proceedings.

Aurora Water completes sustainable water supply system ahead of schedule and under budget

AURORA, COLO. — The city of Aurora recently celebrated the completion of the Prairie Waters Project, an innovative and environmentally friendly water system that was finished ahead of schedule and more than $100 million under budget.

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