Sustainability http://americancityandcounty.com/taxonomy/term/6623/more en Smart tools help reduce municipal expenses in Delaware community http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/smart-tools-help-reduce-municipal-expenses-delaware-community <div class="node-body article-body">Working with Honeywell, Newark, Del., implemented smart technologies to deliver better water utility services and other improvements to residents.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/smart-tools-help-reduce-municipal-expenses-delaware-community" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/smart-tools-help-reduce-municipal-expenses-delaware-community#comments Smart Cities Products at Work Green Public Works Technology Public Works Sustainability Technology Tue, 13 Jun 2017 15:45:00 +0000 78051 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>The screenshot shows some of the data from the city&rsquo;s meter upgrade project. Real-time data can be accessed through the web portal to enable customers to monitor their own water usage. The data enables utility staff to assist customers with details on historical use, identify possible leaks and set up alerts based on water use.</p> Paver meets emissions regs, has no side engine http://americancityandcounty.com/public-works/paver-meets-emissions-regs-has-no-side-engine <div class="node-body article-body">A Tier 4 truck engine that fulfills stringent emissions regulations powers the M310CS truck-mounted slurry seal and micro-surfacing paver. Bergkamp is the manufacturer.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/public-works/paver-meets-emissions-regs-has-no-side-engine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/public-works/paver-meets-emissions-regs-has-no-side-engine#comments Fleets Green Public Works Public Works Sustainability Wed, 07 Jun 2017 22:15:00 +0000 77971 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>In the photo: The Bergkamp M310CS truck-mounted slurry seal and micro-surfacing paver.</p> Mayors, governors vow to uphold climate guidelines after Trump announcement http://americancityandcounty.com/sustainable-communities/mayors-governors-vow-uphold-climate-guidelines-after-trump-announcement <div class="node-body article-body">Over 200 mayors and governors have pledged to uphold guidelines set forth in the Paris Agreement, in the wake of President Donald Trump’s June 1 announcement of intention to withdraw the U.S. from the international agreement.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/sustainable-communities/mayors-governors-vow-uphold-climate-guidelines-after-trump-announcement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/sustainable-communities/mayors-governors-vow-uphold-climate-guidelines-after-trump-announcement#comments Sustainable Communities Sun, 04 Jun 2017 20:23:00 +0000 77891 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p><span style="font-size: 12.8px;">A map of states with various leaders who have pledged to the Climate Mayors letter (yellow),&nbsp;U.S. Climate Alliance (blue) or both (green). Governors and mayors within white states have pledged to neither. Map by Jason&nbsp;</span>Axelrod<span style="font-size: 12.8px;">.</span></p> Clear polycarbonate sheet secures vacant structures (with related video) http://americancityandcounty.com/buildings-facilities/clear-polycarbonate-sheet-secures-vacant-structures-related-video <div class="node-body article-body">SecureView Clearboarding is a clear polycarbonate window and door boarding system that helps secure and protect vacant and abandoned properties.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/buildings-facilities/clear-polycarbonate-sheet-secures-vacant-structures-related-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/buildings-facilities/clear-polycarbonate-sheet-secures-vacant-structures-related-video#comments Buildings & Facilities Facilities Green Public Safety Public Safety Sustainability Wed, 31 May 2017 14:32:00 +0000 77851 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>In the photo: A side-by-side comparison of conventional plywood and the SecureView Clearboarding system at a vacant home.</p> The utility of data http://americancityandcounty.com/smart-grid/utility-data <div class="field-deck"> Advanced metering infrastructure increases public utilities’ efficiency, data yield and monetary savings. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Advanced metering infrastructure increases public utilities’ efficiency, data yield and monetary savings.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/smart-grid/utility-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/smart-grid/utility-data#comments Infrastructure Smart Grid Technology Tue, 30 May 2017 16:53:00 +0000 77801 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>An AMI radio being installed on a water meter box lid in New Bern, N.C. Image via City of New Bern.</p> 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>