Sustainability http://americancityandcounty.com/taxonomy/term/6623/more en Fighting Zika by trapping and killing mosquitos http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/fighting-zika-trapping-and-killing-mosquitos <div class="node-body article-body">DynaTrap has helped Miami reduce its mosquito population in the wake of the Zika virus's spread.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/fighting-zika-trapping-and-killing-mosquitos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/fighting-zika-trapping-and-killing-mosquitos#comments Products at Work Green Grounds Maintenance & Landscaping Public Safety Public Works Public Safety Public Works Sustainability Wed, 13 Sep 2017 19:22:00 +0000 79541 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>DynaTrap&#39;s John Rocha with Miami City Commissioner Keon Hardemon and Florida House Representative Roy Hardemon demonstrating DynaTrap.</p> Propane mowers enable Florida county to cut more with less http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/propane-mowers-enable-florida-county-cut-more-less <div class="node-body article-body">The Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department is maintaining more of its green space with less fuel and maintenance since switching from gasoline to propane mowers.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/propane-mowers-enable-florida-county-cut-more-less" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/propane-mowers-enable-florida-county-cut-more-less#comments Products at Work Green Grounds Maintenance & Landscaping Technology Public Works Sustainability Technology Tue, 08 Aug 2017 20:32:00 +0000 79061 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>The photo show grounds maintenance crews operating the Miami-Dade County propane mower fleet.</p> Water management system provides real-time data for Illinois water utility http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/water-management-system-provides-real-time-data-illinois-water-utility <div class="node-body article-body">Badger Meter’s BEACON Advanced Metering Analytics system provides near real-time water usage information to the EJ Water Cooperative and its customers.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/water-management-system-provides-real-time-data-illinois-water-utility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/water-management-system-provides-real-time-data-illinois-water-utility#comments Products at Work Green Public Works Technology Sustainability Technology Water Fri, 04 Aug 2017 14:27:00 +0000 78981 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>In the photo: Bill Teichmiller, CEO of EJ Water Cooperative, views water usage data on the BEACON AMA system from Badger Meter.</p> South Carolina community gets city-wide infrastructure upgrades http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/south-carolina-community-gets-city-wide-infrastructure-upgrades <div class="node-body article-body">Beaufort, S.C., is partnering with Johnson Controls to complete a citywide performance infrastructure and conservation project that’s expected to generate $5.4 million in savings over 15 years.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/south-carolina-community-gets-city-wide-infrastructure-upgrades" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/south-carolina-community-gets-city-wide-infrastructure-upgrades#comments Products at Work Green Public Works Technology Public Works Sustainability Technology Tue, 18 Jul 2017 20:32:00 +0000 78651 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>In the photo: an aerial view of Beaufort, S.C.</p> Interactive map: The 100 greenest American cities http://americancityandcounty.com/sustainable-communities/interactive-map-100-greenest-american-cities <div class="node-body article-body">This interactive map charts the 100 greenest U.S. cities, per rankings by personal finance site Wallethub that are based on 20 indicators. Is your city on the list?</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/sustainable-communities/interactive-map-100-greenest-american-cities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/sustainable-communities/interactive-map-100-greenest-american-cities#comments Sustainable Communities Bonus Content Tue, 11 Jul 2017 21:34:00 +0000 78511 at http://americancityandcounty.com Incentivizing sustainability http://americancityandcounty.com/sustainable-communities/incentivizing-sustainability <div class="field-deck"> Cities are financially enticing citizens to take more environmentally friendly actions — and they're seeing results </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Cities are enticing citizens to take more environmentally friendly actions — and they're seeing results.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/sustainable-communities/incentivizing-sustainability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/sustainable-communities/incentivizing-sustainability#comments Energy Efficiency Recycling Sustainable Communities Tue, 11 Jul 2017 20:14:00 +0000 78461 at http://americancityandcounty.com U.S. Conference of Mayors elects new leadership, adopts city-geared resolutions at annual meeting http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/us-conference-mayors-elects-new-leadership-adopts-city-geared-resolutions-annual-meet <div class="node-body article-body">At its 85th annual meeting, held in Miami Beach, Fla., the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) chose its new president, while adopting resolutions across multiple categories that promote bipartisan actions.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/us-conference-mayors-elects-new-leadership-adopts-city-geared-resolutions-annual-meet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/us-conference-mayors-elects-new-leadership-adopts-city-geared-resolutions-annual-meet#comments Sustainable Communities Administration Wed, 28 Jun 2017 19:10:00 +0000 78351 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>New Orleans Mayor and new U.S. Conference of Mayors President Mitch Landrieu. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mitch_Landrieu_state_of_city_2010.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> 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 Products at Work Green Public Works Technology Smart Cities 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>