Can Wastewater Reuse Solve Water Scarcity?

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From what we use to build and power our homes to how we cultivate food, people globally are searching for a sustainable response to rapid social and economic growth. But what if I told you there’s a less discussed sustainable solution picking up steam? Be warned that this one might have a bit of a […]

Investigating a Fire

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When I first joined my local volunteer fire department in high school, little did I know that my entire life would go on to revolve around dealing with fire. I eventually became chief of the department and, through the years, saw too many needless fires burn. People lost their homes, businesses, family heirlooms, important documents, […]

Run.

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If anyone can tell you first-hand about the difficulties of training for and running a marathon, it’s our resident marathon runner, Chris Woodson. Since beginning her career as a marathon runner less than three years ago, Chris has completed six full marathons and 18 half marathons, and she is planning to add a few more […]

Meet The Superheroes Protecting Us From Stormwater Runoff

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We may not have long, flowing capes or wear our underwear on the outside of our pants (at least not in any offices that enforce a dress code), but civil engineers are superheroes. You heard me right. Civil engineers are superheroes, but we’re the planet-protecting kind. And, due to the lack of vengeful Kyrptonian war […]

When a Firefighter Designs Firehouses

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Growing up on Long Island with a family lineage of volunteer firefighters, all signs pointed toward me following in their footsteps. Throughout my childhood, I watched my grandfather, uncle, cousins and brother all volunteer as firemen to serve their respective communities. When I finally turned 18 years old—the age at which I could volunteer to […]

Sustainable Energy from Underground

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With the world shifting its focus to solving the earth’s climate challenges, renewable energy has quickly become the focal point for many designers, developers and contractors. As a means of protecting the earth and its future generations, we are learning to harvest the earth’s renewable natural resources—such as sunlight, wind, and rain—and turn them into […]

Industry Insight: The Great Fracking Debate (as seen by water suppliers)

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The process of hydraulic fracking—better known as hydrofracking or simply fracking—has been the source of an overwhelming amount of controversy. From films like “Gasland” to news that earthquakes are linked to the drilling, concerns about fracking continue to grow on a global scale. Our own Paul Granger, P.E. is one of the founders of the […]

PSEG Long Island’s Utility 2.0 Plan: What you should know

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In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, over 90 percent of Long Island Power Authority’s (LIPA) customers found themselves without power, some for weeks. As a result, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo stripped LIPA of their duties and handed the responsibilities over to Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG), who created the subsidiary PSEG Long Island. […]

H2mers Conquer Tough Mudder Tri-State 2014

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On Saturday, Oct. 11, a group of H2Mers braved 10.2 miles of relentless obstacles at the Tough Mudder Tri-State 2014 challenge.Tough Mudder is a supporter of the Wounded Warrior Project and, to date, they have raised over $6 million to support the transition of thousands of warriors returning home from the current military conflicts. Each […]

Is bigger always better?

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Like many of us, I end up on a lot of unintentional Internet treasure hunts. One article, photo, video, or blurb will lead me to another, then another, then another. Before I know it, an hour or two has passed and I’ve forgotten what I sat down to find in the first place. Nevertheless, the […]

Small Spaces: Micro-unit housing and the shift toward- cost effective living

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You may have noticed a trend popping up in the media about “small spaces.” It is visible on TV with shows like Small Space Big Style, in books like “The Not So Big House,” and online with ApartmentTherapy.com. This rise in interest is driven primarily by young professional city-dwellers, who are taking on a “less-is-more” […]