Jul 27, 2016


Tarrant Regional Water District Integrated Pipeline Project Earns Envision Platinum Award
The Integrated Pipeline Project (IPL), a 150-mile long water transmission system being built by two North Texas water suppliers, has received the Institute for sustainable Infrastructure's (ISI) Envision Platinum Award. The IPL project is the 14th project in North America, and the first Platinum awarded pipeline, to receive an ISI Envision rating award.

The pipeline, which will help meet water demands in rapidly growing Tarrant, Dallas and surrounding counties, extends from Lake Palestine in East Texas to Lake Benbrook just south of Fort Worth. By sharing resources, Tarrant Regional Water District and the City of Dallas will save an estimated $500 million in capital expenses and potentially more than $1 billion over the life of the project.

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Holland Energy Park Project Earns ISI's Envision Platinum Award
The Holland Energy Park project in Holland, Michigan recently received the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure’s (ISI) Envision Platinum award. Owned by the Holland Board of Public Works (HBPW), the Holland Energy Park is part of a Community Energy Plan for a 40-year framework to achieve a sustainable energy future and reduce energy demand in the city. As the first power plant and park project to receive an Envision award, the Holland Energy Park is the 15th project overall to be rated by the Envision sustainable infrastructure system.

When fully operational, the $240-million Holland Energy Park will feature a variety of environmental objectives that include: a modern building design that creates an eastern gateway to the city; a 50 percent reduction in carbon emissions and the virtual elimination of solid particle pollutants; double the fuel efficiency of Holland’s present power generation; the development of open, public space connecting Windmill Island Gardens to the Macatawa Greenway trail system; an expansion of Holland’s innovative snowmelt system; and the latest combined-cycle natural gas generating technology to produce up to 145 megawatts of power to meet the needs of a growing community.

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