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Parks & Recreation Launches Energy Saving Field Light Initiative

Parks & Recreation Launches Energy Saving Field Light Initiative Philadelphia Parks & Recreation is piloting a field lighting energy conservation initiative. PP&R is using field lights only Monday to Friday, dusk to 10:30, mid-March through December. Field lights will be turned off at all other times, reducing energy usage by lowering the amount of time fields […]

City Council Proposes To Make Office of Sustainability Permanent

City Council Proposes To Make Office of Sustainability Permanent December 17, 2013 – City Council introduced Charter Change legislation to make the Office of Sustainability permanent within city government.  Their action is a testament to the good work happening all across the city and the support felt from residents and businesses to advance our shared sustainability goals. […]

EEB Hub Announces New Director

EEB Hub Announces New Director Effective Dec. 1st, 2013, Dr. Martha Krebs, Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives at the University of California, Davis Office of Research has been appointed senior scientist in Penn State’s College of Engineering and principal investigator and director of the EEB Hub at the Philadelphia Navy Yard.

PEA Attends PWD Biogas Cogen Ribbon Cutting

PEA Attends PWD Biogas Cogen Ribbon Cutting On Nov. 22nd, 2013, Major Michael Nutter and the Philadelphia Water Department celebrated another milestone in PWD’s progress in achieving its strategic energy objectives. Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) has partnered with Ameresco, Inc. and Bank of America on an innovative wastewater biogas-to-energy facility, which will generate electricity and […]

Deadline Extended: Philadelphia Building Energy Benchmarking

Deadline Extended: Philadelphia Building Energy Benchmarking After passing the Energy Benchmarking ordinance in 2012, Philadelphia joined a select group of cities committed to promoting better performing, more efficient buildings. Benchmarking is an opportunity to reposition and repurpose Philadelphia as a city of the future, and cannot be done without your involvement. Due to the federal government […]