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Avoiding ESCO/GESA Contract Pitfalls

Posted by Bryan Haag on Monday, June 20, 2016

So, you’ve decided that a performance/energy service contract or Guaranteed Energy Savings Agreement (GESA) is the best way to fund your facility or utility project…great! They are a... Read More

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Categories: Buildings & Campus

Tagged: Energy Planning & Management  |  Budgeting & Funding  |  Facility Planning & Management  |  Engineering


Shell Cracker Plant; A Bright Spot for the Region, On The Horizon

Posted by Tanner Sattler on Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Many of us in the oil and natural gas industries have been anxiously anticipating an announcement regarding Shell Chemical’s (Shell) Cracker Plant. The wait is over – Shell officially... Read More

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Categories: Oil & Gas Infrastructure

Tagged: Natural Gas


Federal Water & Wastewater Funding Loan Rates Hit Historic Lows

Posted by Bryon Killian on Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Early last month, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development (RD) lowered water and waste disposal loan interest rates for the 3rd quarter, to historic lows. Rates range... Read More

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Categories: Municipal Infrastructure

Tagged: Potable Water  |  Wastewater  |  Municipal Engineering  |  Stormwater  |  Environmental  |  Budgeting & Funding


Who Says Talk Is Cheap? Especially Water Talk!

Posted by Christine Gunsaullus on Monday, April 04, 2016

Every spring and fall, we enjoy an abundance of water and wastewater conferences that give us the chance to see (and hug!) so many of our clients, old friends, and new friends, plus share our water... Read More

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Categories: Municipal Infrastructure

Tagged: Potable Water


A 6-pack of PRWA Presentations

Posted by Bryon Killian on Monday, March 21, 2016

It’s almost PA Rural Water Conference Time! Stop by our booth March 29th through April 1st in State College, PA and tap the brains of water and wastewater experts! Or better yet, dive deeper by... Read More

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Categories: Municipal Infrastructure

Tagged: Potable Water  |  Wastewater  |  Stormwater  |  Budgeting & Funding  |  Project Management


DRBC Water Audits Due 03.31.16

Posted by Bryon Killian on Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Potable water suppliers who operate within the Delaware River Basin are required by the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) to complete an annual water audit. These water audits are due to the... Read More

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Categories: Municipal Infrastructure

Tagged: Potable Water  |  Environmental


Financing Campus Central Utility Energy Projects: Your Goose That Lays Golden Eggs

Posted by Bryan Haag on Thursday, February 04, 2016

It isn’t any secret to facility managers that campus central utility projects can offer quick paybacks and sizeable annual savings for your campus, through energy reductions. Furthermore, those... Read More

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Categories: Buildings & Campus

Tagged: Energy Planning & Management  |  Environmental  |  Mechanical  |  Engineering


Pennsylvania’s New Methane Emission Regulations

Posted by Tanner Sattler on Tuesday, January 26, 2016

On January 19, 2016, Governor Tom Wolf, with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP), announced new initiatives for the oil and gas industry to reduce methane emissions and... Read More

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Categories: Oil & Gas Infrastructure

Tagged: Environmental  |  Pipelines  |  Compressor & Metering Stations  |  Natural Gas  |  Engineering


Pennsylvania Bid Base Amounts Hold Steady for 2016

Posted by Bryon Killian on Friday, January 22, 2016

Each year the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry announces new public project cost thresholds required for public bids. The thresholds for this year have not increased from 2015 levels. In... Read More

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Categories: Municipal Infrastructure

Tagged: Architectural  |  Potable Water  |  Wastewater  |  Municipal Engineering  |  Engineering


Preserving History & Nature; Building Character

Posted by Lenette Wells on Monday, January 18, 2016

Our historic buildings and natural places hold both intrinsic and economic value. They are the heart, and soul of our communities, that give them their distinguishing characteristics. As we... Read More

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Categories: Buildings & Campus

Tagged: Architectural  |  Space Utilization  |  Facility Planning & Management  |  Engineering


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