Tag Archives: Green Infrastructure

The Greening of Minnesota’s Urban Rooftops

​ Vegetative roofs have become more common as developers and building owners go green to save money and reduce their environmental footprints. For communities, green roofs can reduce stormwater runoff into sewer systems. For building owners, they can cut energy consumption by acting as a buffer against the sun, slicing air conditioning costs and roof maintenance. Read more... Read more

Small Cities With Big-City Infrastructure Problems: Case Studies in Stormwater Innovation

​This New Jersey Future report offers general insights, lessons learned and recommendations applicable to anyone interested in helping small cities address big infrastructure challenges. An associated field guide is also included to inspire other local officials struggling to address CSO challenges. The guide includes a discussion aid to help local officials explore integrated infrastructure solutions, identify nontraditional funding/financing resources and outline implementation steps. Learn more... Read more

Developers’ Green Infrastructure Guide

This Guide addresses basic questions about green stormwater infrastructure: what it is, how it works, what are its costs and benefits, and why it makes good business sense. Green infrastructure is not the perfect solution for every setting or every project, but it is versatile, it is powerful and it’s the future of stormwater management. Learn more... Read more

Sponsorship: A Unique Tool for Funding Land Conservation Projects with the CWSRF

​Since its inception, the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) program has provided almost $120 billion to water quality projects across the country, EPA’s largest source of infrastructure financing. CWSRF funds publicly owned treatment works and a variety of projects, including green infrastructure, tree planting, and land acquisition for water quality improvement and protection. Learn more in this webinar from EPA’s CWSRF and the USDA Forest Service National Urban Forest Technology & Science Delivery Team. Join webinar... Read more

Environmental Sustainability Grants

The goal of the Environmental Sustainability program is to promote sustainable engineered systems that support human well-being and that are also compatible with sustaining natural (environmental) systems. Research efforts supported by the program typically consider long time horizons and may incorporate contributions from the social sciences and ethics. The program supports engineering research that seeks to balance society’s need to provide ecological protection and maintain stable economic conditions. Proposals due October 20. Learn more... Read more

Green Infrastructure in Parks: Collaboration, Funding, and Community Engagement

Public parks offer ideal locations for green infrastructure approaches to stormwater management and have the added benefit of providing sites that engage the public and empower communities to become involved in the design, installation, and maintenance of green infrastructure projects. Presenters in this National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) webinar include representatives from municipal stormwater management agencies and urban park systems who will discuss their experiences with implementing green infrastructure stormwater management projects in parks. Register now... Read more
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