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Evelio Rubiella

Evelio Rubiella has written 2 posts for Greening the Grey

Trees Do It.

Trees are integral to most green infrastructure initiatives.  As the organization American Forests has noted, a single tree can absorb 48 pounds of carbon dioxide in a year; every 5% increase in tree cover can result in an offset of 2% of storm water runoff; and properly placed trees can reduce a building’s cooling costs […]

Re-Thinking Stormwater Fees

Philadelphia’s implementation of stormwater utility fees premised on the amount of impervious surface area is the most equitable and efficient method of financing the ever-increasing stormwater management requirements that states and cities are currently facing.  As the EPA notes, it used to be that like many older cities, Philadelphia based its stormwater utility fees on […]

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