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Inside New York City’s $1 Billion Leaking Water Infrastructure Repair

Inside New York City’s $1 Billion Leaking Water Infrastructure Repair

In-depth look: The world’s longest tunnel needs a $1.2 billion fix. Find out how New York City is working to repair the Delaware Aqueduct, which supplies approximately half the city’s drinking water.

UK Plastic Recycling Infrastructure Requires $120M Investment

UK Plastic Recycling Infrastructure Requires $120M Investment

Most flexible plastic packaging in the UK can be recycled, but the collection, sorting, and recycling infrastructure to make that happen requires an investment of around $120 million, says British resource recovery company Axion Group. Approximately 414,000 metric tons of plastic-based flexible packaging is placed on the UK market each … Read more »

Philadelphia Turns Massive Stormwater Runoff Problem Into Economic Boost

Philadelphia Turns Massive Stormwater Runoff Problem Into Economic Boost

Rather than spending nearly $10 billion on a 30-mile-long tunnel to address stormwater runoff problems, Philadelphia is investing a fraction of that on thousands of “green” infrastructure sites across the city. And the strategy is paying off.

What an Aging Infrastructure Means for Businesses in the United States

What an Aging Infrastructure Means for Businesses in the United States

Modernizing the country’s aging infrastructure has been at the top of the American to-do list for years. At the same time, the US government only spends about 3% of GDP on this area. This month the White House released a sweeping plan to rebuild roads and bridges nationwide: “Legislative Outline … Read more »

Flint water crisis

How to Prevent Another Flint Water Crisis

The Flint water crisis, resulting in potentially toxic levels of lead in the city’s water supply, shines a spotlight the devastating environment, health and safety ramifications of bad decision making — and also America’s aging infrastructure. The American Society of Civil Engineers says America’s infrastructure will need an estimated $3.6 … Read more »

Skanska

How Civil Construction Can Cut Its Environmental Impact and Save Money

Skanska’s civil construction team has realized a recycling/reuse rate of 99 percent for its Virginia Elizabeth River Tunnels project, which is moving 16,000-ton tunnel tubes under the Elizabeth River, according to a company blog. The firm says this is one example of how civil construction, which often requires a large … Read more »

DC Water infrastructure

Water Infrastructure Finance Center Launched

The EPA has launched the Water Infrastructure and Resiliency Finance Center — a resource for utilities, private companies and communities to help them address water infrastructure needs with limited budgets. The center also aims to make wastewater, drinking water and stormwater systems resilience to climate change. Vice president Joe Biden … Read more »

Tridel CIO: Smart Buildings Can Cut Costs

There are a number of benefits for investing in smart buildings, and no one should build another “dumb” building, Ted Maulucci, CIO of Canada-based Tridel Group, said at a conference in Toronto earlier this month, according to Datacenter Dynamics. Maulucci noted the sustainability benefits derived from improved energy efficiency of … Read more »

Fleet Briefing: CNG In A Box, Chevy Volt Hiatus, Coca-Cola BioMethane Fleet, VIA eREV for Verizon

GE and Chesapeake Energy have announced a multi-year collaboration that aims to develop and bring to market compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) transportation as well as natural gas home-fueling technology, the companies said. The deal seeks to combine GE’s oil and gas technology portfolio with Chesapeake’s experience … Read more »

PwC Report: Materials Shortage Threatens Manufacturing

PwC Report: Materials Shortage Threatens Manufacturing

Seven core manufacturing industries – including the renewable energy sector – could be seriously affected by a shortage of minerals and metals, which could disrupt entire supply chains and economies, according to research by PricewaterhouseCoopers. In Minerals and metals scarcity in manufacturing: A “ticking time bomb”, PwC surveyed some of … Read more »

UK Infrastructure: Investment Opportunities or Risk?

Investors in UK infrastructure will be able to tap into new opportunities to create the sustainable, resilient water supply needed to support economic growth. Taking account of financial risk from resource use and future environmental liabilities upfront could help secure future returns. Including carbon costs in business planning is already … Read more »

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