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Building Community Resilience Starts with Sustainable Infrastructure Design

Resilience can be defined as the ability to recover quickly from setbacks. In communities around the country, civil infrastructure projects provide an assortment of challenges to address their community’s needs. Efficiently-operating civil infrastructure is an essential component of a resilient, livable community. The highways, bridges, and wastewater treatment plants we build today have design lives

Hinsdale, IL and HR Green win 2014 APWA Sustainability Practices and ACEC Special Achievement Awards

The Woodlands – Green Initiative Infrastructure Improvements – Phase I, was awarded the 2014 APWA Sustainability Practices Award by the Suburban Branch and the Chicago Metro Chapter.

Minnehaha Creek Preserve in St. Louis Park, MN Ribbon Cutting set for July 23

HR Green and Inter-fluve examined hydrology, hydraulics, geomorphology and existing infrastructure at what is now Minnehaha Creek Preserve in St. Louis Park, MN. The team developed concept designs for restoring a sinuous stream channel, improving wetland and floodplain function, improving site recreation, trail connectivity and integrating stormwater management Best Management Practices.

Efficient Public Works Departments Build Community Resilience

Every family, every community and every business needs infrastructure to thrive. Infrastructure encompasses your local water main and the Hoover Dam; the power lines connected to your house and the electrical grid spanning the U.S.; and the street in front of your home and the national highway system.

ACEC/Minnesota Awards HR Green and Washington County Public Works Excellence Award

he American Council of Engineering Companies of Minnesota (ACEC/MN) has awarded the 2015 Engineering Excellence Honor Award to Washington County Public Works and HR Green for CSAH 19 (Woodbury Drive) Safety and Mobility.

Seeking More Sustainable Wastewater Treatment

The triple bottom line is a framework that considers social, environmental, and economic effects together – it is used to measure the “sustainability” of an action. Wastewater treatment has an impact on all three components of the triple bottom line. Wastewater treatment has led to tremendous improvements to society as a whole by minimizing diseases and improving quality of life; it has also led to far cleaner bodies of water from small streams to oceans. Though human health and the environment have benefitted from the emergence of wastewater treatment as a standard protocol for waste disposal, the benefits have come with a high economic burden to the budgets of municipalities and industries.

HR Green Employees Plant Trees at Trout Brook Nature Sanctuary

On Saturday, October 11 volunteers from HR Green, Inter-fluve and AES planted several trees and bushes at the Trout Brook Nature Sanctuary in St. Paul, MN. Trout Brook is very near and dear to our hearts because it is a project that HR Green has been working on for the past two years and is now reaching the final stages.

HR Green Project Featured During MLB All-Star Game

HR Green designed the Trout Brook Nature Sanctuary and Regional Trail in St Paul. The preserve was developed in a 41-acre brownfield. During Major League Baseball’s All-Star game, played in Minnesota, a video was played highlighting this project

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