Developers seeking approval from the city of Chicago often are required to demonstrate the sustainability of their proposed projects. This is especially true in neighborhoods like the 10th Ward on the city’s southeast side where steel mills left behind land too costly to remediate and redevelop. That all changed when The Invert Chicago unveiled its vision to establish Chicago’s first subsurface real estate complex there and revitalize the neighborhood.
Many cities worldwide are looking for ways to meet their sustainability and climate change goals; Providing reliable, green transportation is a big part of their strategy. This is particularly the case in Toronto, the fastest-growing city in North America. With an exponentially growing population, there is an urgent need for better ways to travel that do not put pressure on the area’s roadways. This has meant prioritizing the expansion of the area’s public transit system, particularly its subway.
Many industrial sites around the world have used fire-fighting foams and other materials containing the class of chemicals known as PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances). PFAS were developed more than 50 years ago and became popular as they can impart a range of useful properties to products, such as the ability to repel water and oil, and resist chemicals. Over time, however, PFAS were found to accumulate in the bodies of living organisms, including humans, potentially causing unintended environmental or human health impacts. What’s more, some PFAS are highly leachable, travel significant distances and persist within source areas decades after being released. Unlike many other contaminants, PFAS are difficult to destroy and won’t naturally degrade, which makes remediating PFAS contamination challenging.
When mining companies undertake a merger or acquisition of new operating mines, achieving standardization across sites is a key element in the integration. Bringing new properties in line with one set of corporate standards allows for a common language across the organizations and facilitates external reporting to investors and governing bodies.
Telecommunications provider Bell Canada has seen a lot of changes over the past century and a half. This includes how it competes for the best and brightest employees, maintains shareholder value, and meets evolving regulatory and societal expectations. Now, this Canada-wide company, with roots back to 1880, is better able to compete in a world in which managing its energy footprint is increasingly important.
City centers are increasingly popular places to live, with 68% of the world’s population projected to live in urban areas by 2050 according to the United Nation’s 2018 Revision of World Urbanization Prospects. People are drawn to the prospect of a quick commute to work, plus the lure of living in a vibrant place with plenty of attractions in a “walkable” environment. Many people are also drawn to the historic character of downtown cores, driving a need to preserve that architectural heritage.
The FMC was once the largest open-pit lead-zinc mine in the world. Today, according to the Government of Canada, it is the site of one of the most complex abandoned mine remediation projects in Canada. The Complex includes three open pits (Faro, Grum and Vangorda), now inactive, and several waste and water containment facilities. The mine closed in 1998 and is currently undergoing care and maintenance.
Light pollution from industrial development projects is receiving increasing attention from stakeholders. There is mounting concern over the cumulative effects of light pollution and the impact of obtrusive lighting on …
When it comes to workplace risk and the potential for accidents and fatalities, it’s vital that organizations have an easy-to-use health and safety software system in place to manage and analyze incidents. Many companies rely on software providers that offer comprehensive Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) management systems to record incidents, automate and manage workflows, and analyze data.
Since 2010, Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) has managed the former Sambault landfill located 30 km south of Montreal in Canada. The site, with approximately 150,000 square meters of …