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ClimateSmart has long been recognized for its work in the energy arena, helping businesses calculate emissions, then measure and reduce their carbon footprint while cutting costs.

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CULTEC Systems Gain Approval In Delaware

The CULTEC, Inc. Separator water quality system has gained approval from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC). The CULTEC Separator Row system will be included on the list of endorsed products after meeting reduction requirement under the Delaware Sediment & Stormwater Regulations.

The CULTEC Recharger/Separator system will act as a gross pollutant removal practice and as a pretreatment practice for petroleum hydrocarbons.

An In-Depth Look At Pepperweed Threat To Wetlands

A study in Invasive Plant Science and Management, published by the Weed Science Society of America, examines characteristics of encroaching pepperweed.

The plant’s roots, which run meters deep, help this invader gain territory in higher elevation rangelands, vegetated areas along freshwater, coastal marshlands, and seasonal wetlands.

To control the invasive species and reestablish native vegetation, the study finds that controlling new populations, while also working from the outer perimeters of pepperweed patches, is most cost-effective. Full text is available at


Recruits And Ladders

Baltimore-based landscape architecture firm Floura Teeter Landscape Architects (FTLA) continues to expand with the addition of two new team members: Director of Sustainability Zolna Russell, PLA, ASLA, LEED AP + and Landscape Designer Alex Michael Smith.

Registered in Maryland and Pennsylvania, Russell brings 27 years of experience in sustainable landscape design with a focus on educational and therapeutic landscapes to the FTLA team.

Prior to joining FTLA, Alex Michael Smith worked for LandConcepts Group in Blue Bell, Penn., where he served as a landscape design and stormwater management consultant for educational and recreational facility planning projects.

Forum Studio, a subsidiary of Clayco, Inc., has ambitious plans for its full-service office in Chicago. Occupying a new 30,000-square-foot space at 35 E. Wacker, with another 22,000 square feet cited for expansion, the plans are to significantly grow its presence in Chicago.

Forum Studio is the architecture, interior design, engineering, landscape and planning arm of Clayco. Along with the expansion announcement, Alli Chapman, Associate AIA, was named principal and vice president. Several other associates were added to the office as well.

Coxreels is moving to a new location! Not far from its current facility, the company will remain in Tempe, Ariz. and gain much-needed manufacturing space to continue its growth in the reel industry. The new facility will provide production with nearly 50 percent more operational space.

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The American Public Works Association (APWA) Center for Sustainability is the nation’s center of expertise for sustainability in public works management. Jennifer Winter is now a member of the Center Leadership Group. Winter is a registered Professional Engineer (civil) and Project Director for HR Green, Inc. in Cedar Rapids. She will serve a one-year term, replacing a departing committee member, and is eligible for two additional two-year terms thereafter.


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On The June 22 Week-Ender, “Following Nature’s Tug”

My favorite spot is less than a mile from the house. One can sit, listen to some Mozart on the iPod, watch the sun rise over the lake, and have the day get started on the right foot; all without the immediate hectic pace of the day influencing our creative and constructive processes … hopefully.

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