2012 APWA Sustainability in Public Works Conference 


Join us in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania!

 
Now That’s Sustainability!
Count yourself among the influential public works leaders who will join together to share solutions and strategize for the future. This is your chance to gather with committed individuals like yourself for a deep dialogue about public works’ role in creating sustainable communities.
 
We’ve got fascinating Technical Tours on Monday (sign up soon as space is limited) and a full slate of spot-on Education Sessions and cutting-edge Exhibits on Tuesday and Wednesday. Nowhere else will you find such a concentrated wealth of sustainability information geared specifically to public works and infrastructure issues!
 
Catch a glimpse into what kinds of presentations and dialogue you can expect to find at the conference below, but don't forget to check-out the full line-up of speakers and must-attend sessions here: Education Sessions
  • Communities of differing shapes and sizes (Los Angeles, California, Lancaster, Pennsylvania) have incorporated Green Infrastructure into daily public works projects and operations.
  • Charlottesville, Virginia is finding success with broad-based energy use reduction efforts.
  • A SMARTRAFFIC system is improving highway efficiency in Gainesville, Florida.
  • Sioux Falls, South Dakota is constructing a LEED Silver Certified solid waste collection and education center.
  • Monaca Borough, Pennsylvania is converting park lighting to LED and installing windmill and residential solar panel solutions.
  • Downers Grove, Illinois installed 25 hybrid street lights using off the grid lighting technology.
  • State College, Pennsylvania diverts both food and yard waste to a compost facility.
  • Normal, Illinois’ urban core redevelopment includes  innovative traffic and stormwater management approaches, trees planted in silva cells to mitigate heat generation, and a multi-modal transportation center.
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy have proven that public/private partnerships work, leading to the rebirth of Pittsburgh’s historic parks.
Now That’s Sustainability!

New tools and resources are being introduced all the time to help cities and counties achieve their sustainable goals. Attend this conference and find out the latest about:
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Alexandria, Virginia are piloting the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure’s EnvisionTM infrastructure rating system and will share their findings with you.
  • EPA is making free tools available to enhance community-wide water resiliency and sustainability.
  • Inefficiencies in drinking water systems are being identified and solved using extended period hydraulic modeling.
As a public works and sustainability professional – you can’t afford to miss out on this opportunity to get new ideas, gain fresh inspiration, and strategize for the long-term sustainability of your city or town. NOW THAT’S SUSTAINABILITY!
 

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