• To the rescue

    Oregon's Eugene Water & Electric Board is doing the same amount of work with 16 fewer vehicles.

     
  • Vertical-axis wind turbine

    VisionAIR vertical-axis wind turbine is rated to generate 3,600 kWh/yr. at 5.5 meters/sec.

     
  • Reflection collection

    A highway department's path to meeting federal retroreflectivity requirements.

     
  • Snap! You’ve been caught

    More communities are beginning to use red light and speeding cameras. Are they safe? Are they effective?

     
  • Graywater harvesting system

    The system removes biological and chemical contaminants, just like a municipal treatment train.

     
  • Remote environmental monitoring, control

    GrayWolfLive enables its customers to access indoor and ambient air quality data.

     
  • Temporary wall, corner guards

    Centurion for Doors snaps on jambs and headers to protect against jobsite gouges, nicks, and scratches.

     
  • Transforming a community eyesore

    How Royal Palm Beach, Fla., mitigated 50 years of herbicides and pesticides.

     
  • To transition to a hybrid alternative-energy system, power to the facility was shut down at 4 p.m. on a Friday so final connections to the ground-mount  solar array could be made. Then the local utility, Xcel Energy, switched out meters. A final electrical inspection was made and then start-up testing conducted.

    Let the sun shine

    Small city in Minnesota is the first in the state to implement a public-private partnership for solar-electric energy.

     
  • Rolling steel doors

    Insulated rolling steel doors provide LEED post-industrial and post-consumer recycled content and durable design credits.

     
  • Help stamp out ‘faux flushables’

    What happens to sewer systems when household wipes are flushed down the toilet.

     
  • 12 steps to a safe construction site

    A white paper produced by The ACE Group outlines the steps needed to build a safe construction site.

     
  • OSHA's top 10 violations

    Fall Protection tops the list of OSHA's most-cited workplace safety violations.

     
  • WEFTEC 2013 wrap-up

    A look at the Operator Ingenuity Contest winners from teh 86th Annual WEFTEC conference.

     
  • Brooklyn Park Police Officers and volunteers helping out the "Kids". This view is looking from the south end of the pond to the north end.

    Reeling in some good, clean fun

    The public works department jumps in to help the Brooklyn Park Police Department build a permanent fishing pond for the community.

     
  • Plymouth Township public works employees built a memorial in honor of a police officer killed in the line of duty.

    Fallen, but not forgotten

    When Officer Brad Fox was shot and killed in the line of duty, the public works department wanted to honor their fallen coworker by building a memorial.

     
  • Watertight tankers transport slurry to processing sites.

    Best management policies for CGR

    How concrete grinding residue is managed varies across the country. It can be spread along adjacent slopes as the operation moves down the road. In some rural areas and areas with closed drainage systems, it's collected and hauled to a landfill.

     
  • Independent Electric Machinery Co.s proprietary Vertical Motor Solution uses a well-tooled, ceramic-coated carrier and Electro Static Technologys AEGIS protection ring to block and divert currents that would otherwise damage bearings. The ring should be mounted internally to the lower bearing retainer or cap. Mounting methods  press fit, bolt through, or top hat  depend on the size and shape of the retainer/cap. For the top hat method, a special fixture is created for the bearing retainer/cap, and the ring goes in the fixture.

    Save pump motors from VFD-induced damage

    How to keep damaged bearings from cancelling out energy savings.