• Case study

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    Greenfield School

    December 16, 2012 Philadelphia

    Greenfield Elementary School is a model of sustainable site improvement and community involvement in Philadelphia. Sustainable improvements at Greenfield, which were completed between 2009 and 2010, include a stormwater management system with two indigenous Pennsylvania woodland forest rain gardens, porous pavement, permeable recycled play surface, an agriculture zone, and solar shading.

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    George W. Nebinger School

    December 16, 2012 Philadelphia

    The Philadelphia Water Department (PWD), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA), and the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary (PDE) have joined together to advance green stormwater infrastructure in Philadelphia while educating students and local residents. Efforts at Nebinger will focus on using green stormwater infrastructure as a classroom, field, and laboratory teaching tool for students and the community.

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    Columbus Square

    December 16, 2012 Philadelphia

    The stormwater planters at Columbus Square are the first of their kind to be installed by the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD), converting a portion of Reed Street into a green street. PWD will use the lessons learned from this project to refine stormwater planter designs and their implementation.

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    American Street

    December 16, 2012 Philadelphia

    The American Street corridor is an historical industrial center in North Philadelphia. Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) has designated the entire corridor and surrounding neighborhood as a Stormwater Management Enhancement District. PWD will be working with a consultant team and the community to develop a comprehensive stormwater improvements plan to maximize the amount of runoff captured.

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    BigBelly Trash Compactors

    December 16, 2012 Philadelphia

    In 2009, Philadelphia replaced 700 public wire trash baskets with 500 BigBelly-brand solar trash compactors. These bins lower the number of trips needed to collect public waste by using solar energy to compact waste while it is in the bin. This allowed the City to save money from reduced collection costs and fuel use.

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