Features

Water, Water Not Everywhere

Employing conservation and reuse, the Denver Water Recycling Plant in Colorado treats water to get the most out of it in a water-scarce region

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Business Goes Underground

At various locations in the Midwest and East, companies are converting spent limestone mines to subsurface business parks offering a host of advantages

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Out of Their Design Comfort Zone

Volunteer engineers with Minnesota-based Compatible Technology International develop basic equipment to help people in developing countries process food. It may sound easy, but it’s not.

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Getting More out of Landfills

By introducing air and water into solid waste, a bioreactor landfill in Florida hastens the decomposition process, extending landfill life and generating methane gas for energy

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Plant Roof Pioneer

Green roofs are sprouting in Chicago as environmental and structural engineers find ways to accommodate them on new and existing buildings

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LEDing the Way

Lighting Science Group is pioneering solid state lighting with its environmental advantages in a movement to replace incandescent lighting

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Sky’s the Limit

An aerial tram in Portland, Oregon carries passengers from downtown to a hilltop campus, reducing commuting time and vehicle miles

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Capturing the Desert Sun

In sunny Las Vegas, the water utility has installed a far-flung solar generating system that powers its own facilities and feeds renewable power to the electrical grid

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