Tag: sustainability

Cleveland area WWTP receives Envision Silver award for sustainable infrastructure

The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) Southerly Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) in the Greater Cleveland area is the recent recipient of the Envision Silver award for sustainable infrastructure from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI).

SF War Memorial Veterans Building awarded LEED Gold certification with assist from Thornton Tomasetti

The San Francisco War Memorial Veterans Building, regarded as one of the finest examples of Beaux Arts architecture and civic design in the U.S., was recently awarded LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Thornton Tomasetti provided LEED certification consulting to the City of San Francisco for the building as part of a $156-million seismic upgrade and modernization program.

Arlington earns nation’s first LEED for Communities Platinum Certification

Arlington County, Va., has been named the first Platinum level community under the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) newly created LEED for Communities program. The honor acknowledges the county’s long-time commitment to environmental stewardship and community sustainability and its many policies, programs and initiatives to create a more sustainable Arlington.

Autodesk announces 2017 AEC Excellence Awards winners

The 2017 AEC Excellence Awards winners were revealed Nov. 14 at Autodesk University 2017 in Las Vegas. The 2017 AEC Excellence Awards competition recognizes global projects that embrace connected BIM technologies and sustainable design in the AEC industry.

Arcadis selected for WWTP waste-to-energy improvements

Columbus, Ohio, selected Arcadis to design energy efficiency and biogas recycling improvements at the city’s Jackson Pike Wastewater Treatment Plant. The improved plant will recycle biogas to generate electricity, representing a significant step for the city in becoming a more sustainable, green community.

‘Sidewalk Toronto’ mixed-use development tackles urban growth challenges

Sidewalk Labs and Waterfront Toronto announced “Sidewalk Toronto,” a joint effort to design a new kind of mixed-use, complete community on Toronto’s Eastern Waterfront. Sidewalk Toronto will combine forward-thinking urban design and new digital technology to create people-centered neighborhoods that achieve precedent-setting levels of sustainability, affordability, mobility, and economic opportunity.

Alexandria Renew and partners honored with WEF award

Alexandria Renew Enterprises can now add Water Environment Federation (WEF) Project Excellence Award-winner to its already impressive list of accolades, which includes being the first utility in the U.S. to implement a full-scale mainstream deammonification system and the first utility in the world to use this technology to meet very low nitrogen limits.

Public transportation organizations recognized for sustainability accomplishments

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) recognized eight of its member organizations for continued achievements in sustainability.  Public transit agencies and businesses voluntarily choose to join the APTA Sustainability Commitment program.

Norfolk enlists Arcadis to design stormwater flood protections

Arcadis was awarded an approximate $11.6 million contract by the City of Norfolk, Va., to design stormwater infrastructure enhancements to protect Ohio Creek communities against future flooding and continued sea level rise.

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