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ISI recognizes Bluebelt Expansion on Staten Island’s South Shore

The New York City Departments of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Design and Construction (DDC) announced that the ongoing $48 million expansion of the Staten Island Bluebelt in the South Shore’s Woodrow area received the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure’s (ISI) Envision Silver Award.

AEC TECH NEWS: XP Solutions releases XPSWMM 2017

XP Solutions released XPSWMM and XPSTORM version 2017 — hydrodynamic software models for simulating sanitary sewer systems, stormwater systems, rivers, and urban flooding.

USACE revises and renews nationwide permits

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) revised and renewed nationwide permits (NWPs) necessary for work in streams, wetlands and other waters of the United States under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899. The new NWPs will take effect March 19, 2017, and replace the existing permits, which expire on March 18, 2017.

NGICP hosts first certification exam

On. Dec. 13, 90 people completed the inaugural National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP) exam. These 90 people hope to become the first set of entry-level workers to gain recognition under NGICP.

Unique precast pipe structure helps community park with increased stormwater runoff

Unsettled with the increasing stormwater flowing through the Hanover Township Community Park, in Bethlehem, Pa., the Hanover Township Public Works Department teamed with Oldcastle Precast to devise a unique stormwater solution, using special reinforced concrete pipes, to reconstruct the exiting stormwater structure.

Minnesota DNR seeks to join lawsuit over project to divert Red River

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is asking a federal judge to allow the agency to join a lawsuit seeking to delay action on a flood diversion project on the Red River. The project as proposed would redirect flows through the Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan area via a dam and diversion channel system.

NACWA lauds WIIN Act passage

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) congratulated Congress for passage of the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act, and expressed hope for more discussion and action.

STV celebrates opening of environmentally sustainable bus facility

The Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA) recently unveiled its new, state-of-the-art, vehicle maintenance, storage and operations facility, designed by STV. STV provided a broad range of architectural and engineering design services for the new facility, which incorporates a number of sustainable design and environmentally friendly features.

Report: Washington, D.C. could enhance livability, save billions with smart surface technologies

A new report authored by Capital E, “Achieving Urban Resilience: Washington, D.C.,” documents how the District could save $5 billion with smart surface strategies such as cool roofs, green roofs, solar PV and porous pavements while enhancing health and livability and cutting summer peak temperature.
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