Sustainability http://americancityandcounty.com/taxonomy/term/6623/more en Bold lighting makes California garage a highly visible landmark http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/bold-lighting-makes-california-garage-highly-visible-landmark <div class="node-body article-body">A county parking garage in San Diego has a distinctive architectural lighting scheme from Acclaim Lighting.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/bold-lighting-makes-california-garage-highly-visible-landmark" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/bold-lighting-makes-california-garage-highly-visible-landmark#comments Buildings & Facilities Facilities Products at Work Green Sustainability Thu, 11 May 2017 18:24:00 +0000 77561 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>In the photo: A nighttime view of the Cedar and Kettner parking garage illumination project in San Diego.</p> Chicago launches website featuring scrubbed EPA climate change data http://americancityandcounty.com/records-management/chicago-launches-website-featuring-scrubbed-epa-climate-change-data <div class="node-body article-body">A new Chicago government website has posted climate change information and data that the Trump Administration had removed from the Environmental Protection Agency’s website. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/records-management/chicago-launches-website-featuring-scrubbed-epa-climate-change-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/records-management/chicago-launches-website-featuring-scrubbed-epa-climate-change-data#comments Records Management Sustainability Tue, 09 May 2017 20:52:00 +0000 77531 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Screenshot of Chicago&#39;s &quot;Climate Change is Real&quot; <a href="https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/sites/climatechange/home.html" target="_blank">website homepage</a>.</p> Waste cart design speeds material flow http://americancityandcounty.com/material-handling/waste-cart-design-speeds-material-flow <div class="node-body article-body">The 35-gallon Edge is a two-wheel residential waste container. The unit's design maximizes material flow.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/material-handling/waste-cart-design-speeds-material-flow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/material-handling/waste-cart-design-speeds-material-flow#comments Material Handling Green Waste Sustainability Tue, 09 May 2017 17:56:00 +0000 77521 at http://americancityandcounty.com Local governments see mixed results with starting composting facilities, programs http://americancityandcounty.com/recycling/local-governments-see-mixed-results-starting-composting-facilities-programs <div class="node-body article-body">Municipal composting programs continue to grow in popularity, but some local governments are finding more success in the creation of these programs than others. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/recycling/local-governments-see-mixed-results-starting-composting-facilities-programs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/recycling/local-governments-see-mixed-results-starting-composting-facilities-programs#comments Recycling Tue, 02 May 2017 19:59:00 +0000 77421 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>A pile of compost lays at a Phoenix farm. Photo by Jason Axelrod.</p> Park paths are paved with material made of recycled tires http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/park-paths-are-paved-material-made-recycled-tires <div class="node-body article-body">Park visitors in Florida walk through the parks on sturdy 8-foot-wide paths. The paths were installed with Porous Pave XL, a pour-in-place permeable paving material. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/park-paths-are-paved-material-made-recycled-tires" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/park-paths-are-paved-material-made-recycled-tires#comments Products at Work Green Parks & Recreation Public Works Public Works Sustainability Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:30:00 +0000 77251 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>The photo above shows the Sunrise, Fla., park paths after the Porous Pave XL paving material was installed. The flexible surfacing material enables water pass-through and reduces stormwater runoff.</p> Washington city installs smart water system that quickly detects leaks http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/washington-city-installs-smart-water-system-quickly-detects-leaks <div class="node-body article-body">Monroe, Wash., is using smart water technology from Sensus to update its infrastructure and reduce leaks.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/washington-city-installs-smart-water-system-quickly-detects-leaks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/washington-city-installs-smart-water-system-quickly-detects-leaks#comments Products at Work Green Public Works Public Works Sustainability Water Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:32:00 +0000 77171 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>In the photo: A bridge in Monroe, Wash.</p> Medical center cuts energy and other costs with new mechanical systems http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/medical-center-cuts-energy-and-other-costs-new-mechanical-systems <div class="node-body article-body">ConEdison Solutions, a national energy services company, served as prime contractor on an energy upgrade project at the Northport Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Northport, N.Y.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/medical-center-cuts-energy-and-other-costs-new-mechanical-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/medical-center-cuts-energy-and-other-costs-new-mechanical-systems#comments Buildings & Facilities Facilities Products at Work Green Technology Sustainability Technology Tue, 18 Apr 2017 18:58:00 +0000 77151 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>In the photo: Helicopters were used to hoist some of the mechanical systems and other equipment installed in the NVAMC infrastructure upgrade.</p> Two major cities commit to 100 percent renewable energy for government, community needs http://americancityandcounty.com/renewable-energy/two-major-cities-commit-100-percent-renewable-energy-government-community-needs <div class="node-body article-body">Many cities across the U.S. have pledged to use renewable energy for all or a large portion of their energy needs. This week, two major cities joined the movement. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/renewable-energy/two-major-cities-commit-100-percent-renewable-energy-government-community-needs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/renewable-energy/two-major-cities-commit-100-percent-renewable-energy-government-community-needs#comments Renewable Energy Wed, 12 Apr 2017 18:48:00 +0000 77091 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>A section of an Oregon Solar Highway project. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Project_sign_(3077177421).jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Fabric buildings meet a variety of waste management needs (with related video) http://americancityandcounty.com/buildings-facilities/fabric-buildings-meet-variety-waste-management-needs-related-video <div class="node-body article-body">ClearSpan Fabric Structures can provide the right waste management solution. The firm will be attending the 2017 Waste Expo in New Orleans. The show takes place May 8-11. The firm’s representatives will be located at Booth 2202.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/buildings-facilities/fabric-buildings-meet-variety-waste-management-needs-related-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/buildings-facilities/fabric-buildings-meet-variety-waste-management-needs-related-video#comments Buildings & Facilities Green Public Works Public Works Sustainability Tue, 11 Apr 2017 15:46:00 +0000 77061 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>In the photo: A ClearSpan fabric structure used in waste management.</p> Chuckhole repair system uses waste tires to stabilize road base (with related video) http://americancityandcounty.com/public-works/chuckhole-repair-system-uses-waste-tires-stabilize-road-base-related-video <div class="node-body article-body">Use Pothole Terminator to repair persistent potholes.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/public-works/chuckhole-repair-system-uses-waste-tires-stabilize-road-base-related-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/public-works/chuckhole-repair-system-uses-waste-tires-stabilize-road-base-related-video#comments Green Public Works Public Works Sustainability Mon, 27 Mar 2017 20:15:00 +0000 76861 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>In the photo: A view of the Pothole Terminator system as it repairs persistent potholes.</p>