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Philadelphia’s Temple University to Receive EPA Brownfields Grant

Temple University in Philadelphia has been awarded funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the cleanup and reuse of brownfield properties in the North Kensington area of Philadelphia. Temple will receive a $200,000 grant to develop the project, … Continue reading

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Philadelphia and Surrounding Regions Awarded Funds to Revitalize Urban Waters

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced last week that 37 nationwide organizations will be awarded a total of $2.1 million in federal funding to “help protect and restore urban waters, improve water quality, and support community revitalization”.  6 of these … Continue reading

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EPA Provides Grant to Philly

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administered a $200,000 grant to a Philadelphia nonprofit group this week to help train local residents for environmental jobs.   The grant went to the Energy Coordinating Agency (ECA) and will specifically be used to train … Continue reading

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2013 Energy Benchmarking Reporting Deadline

The Philadelphia City Council passed legislation in mid 2012 regarding energy benchmarking for non-residential buildings in Philadelphia.  The bill established a system of reporting electric, oil, natural gas, steam, and water usage for non-residential buildings greater than 50,000 square feet.  … Continue reading

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Energy Benchmarking – Delayed Compliance Date

In July of this year, we reported on the new Energy Benchmarking regulation for the City of Philadelphia.  The bill established a system of reporting electric, oil, natural gas, steam and water usage for non-residential buildings greater than 50,000 square … Continue reading

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Energy Benchmarking in Philadelphia

The Philadelphia City Council passed legislation in mid 2012 regarding energy benchmarking for non-residential buildings in Philadelphia.  The bill, entitled the Energy Benchmarking Bill, was created by Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown and co-sponsored by Councilman James F. Kenney. The bill … Continue reading

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Green City, Clean Waters Plan Approved

The City of Philadelphia has received final approval on its $2 billion stormwater management plan, “Green City, Clean Waters”. Environmental officials are calling it the largest U.S. project to reduce stormwater pollution through eco-friendly measures. The plan was approved on … Continue reading

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The City of Philadelphia Joins the Sustainability Fight

We recently shared a six part series on sustainability initiatives in the healthcare industry; however, hospitals and medical centers are not alone in their sustainability attempts.   Hara, a leading provider of environmental and energy management software, recently announced that … Continue reading

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Stormwater Management Practices

The City of Philadelphia has recently changed their stormwater management policies along with the system used to charge customers.   On October 6, 2010, a seminar was conducted to explain these changes and also offer methods and programs to reduce any … Continue reading

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Philadelphia Water Works Restoration

On May 25, 2000, the Environmental Professionals Association of the Philadelphia Region (EPAPR), in cooperation with several other local environmental associations, sponsored a breakfast meeting and tour entitled “Fairmount Water Works – Past, Present, and Future.” Mr. Ed Grusheski of … Continue reading

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