Rosey Jencks leads the Urban Watershed Management and Stormwater Planning Program at the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.
Eric Lombardi of Eco-Cycle has developed a 10-year bridge plan for municipal governments to transition to a zero waste system that does not involve incineration. The plan includes a mix of planning, public relations, facility development and gradually increasing regulatory pressure to elimin…
Placing stormwater management systems into curb extensions like these serves the dual purpose of providing better sight lines for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists.Green Infrastructure, Traffic
According to the International Slurry Surfacing Association's (ISSA) Pavement Condition Index (PCI), a road that receives three preservation treatments over a 25-year period at $2 per square yard will remain in good condition for a total cost of $6 per square yard. If the road is left untrea…
Erin Miller is Environmental Steward for the city of Columbus, Ohio.
A bioretention facility in the median along Milwaukee's West Grange Avenue is designed to absorb runoff from the street and gradually percolate it back into the groundwater system. Only after the swale is filled to capacity will storm water spill over into the storm sewer system.Green Infrastructure, Traffic
Powered by a dedicated solar panel and a small wind turbine, this hybrid street light is similar to those installed by Downers Grove, Ill., in 2010. The lights are designed to last for 100,000 hours, as opposed to those used in traditional systems that need replacing after just 10,000 hours.…Lighting, Solar, Wind, Emissions
A stormwater management pond in an Orlando, Fla., housing development is beautiful in form and function. The EPA says requiring proper stormwater management in new developments and redevelopments can help prevent excessive runoff.Stormwater
Two plows and a grader team up to remove snow in Billings, Mont. This winter's snow and cold temperatures have public works managers looking for ways to reduce costs, emissions and contamination caused by salt and other de-icing chemicals.Emissions
Kyle Fitzgerald is a deconstruction manager with Gronen Restoration of Dubuque, Iowa.Deconstruction
Nathan Hardebeck has been in the stormwater industry since 1999. He participated in new BMP product releases into the industrial, construction and municipal markets and has been working for the past three years in the ATS industry. Hardebeck has participated on state and federal policy panel…Green Infrastructure
Whole Foods Market is an American supermarket chain specializing in organic food. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, it opened its first store in 1980. As of 2015, it operates 427 stores in North America and the United Kingdom.
The Unmeasured Flow Reducer manufactured by A.Y. McDonald of Dubuque, Iowa, works by changing the way that the water flows through the water meter at low flow rates. At low flow rates there is not enough energy in the flow to activate the water meter. With a UFR installed the same flow is di…
Deconstruction is the dismantling of a structure with reuse and recycling as a primary goal. The practice is a responsible, cost-effective and “green” alternative to demolition. It was the featured topic of a recent webinar titled “Maximizing Reuse and Recycling Through Deconstruction” that …Deconstruction
Constellation Wines U.S. is part of Constellation Wines, the world's largest wine business, an operating division of Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE: STZ and STZ.B) ("CBI"). Constellation Wines U.S. encompasses three of CBI's U.S. wine businesses: Canandaigua Wine Company, Pacific Wine Pa…
Shivaji Deshmukh is assistant general manager of the West Basin Municipal Water District where he oversees recycling operations and engineering.
A poster informs Milwaukee residents that the planters along city streets are more than just aesthetic landscaping; they are vital components of a green infrastructure system that benefits the community in many ways.Green Infrastructure
Elizabeth Blazevich is a program director at the American Architectural Foundation in Washington, D.C.Hotelroom
Kristin Parineh is sustainability planner in the Palo Alto Planning Department & Green Building Program.Hotelroom, Leed
Paul Zykofsky is associate director of the Sacramento-based non-profit Local Government Commission.