Covid-19 Update

 

Effective Monday, March 16, 2020 and until further notice, Econsult Solutions is having staff members work from home. This form of “social distancing” has been implemented with the safety of our staff and the community at large in mind. We have instituted all necessary remote-working features and remain open for business, hard at work on current engagements and eager to hear how we can support your needs. 

These are extraordinary times. The global pandemic has reached every aspect of every life in every corner of the world. More than ever, ESI stands ready to apply economics, strategy, and insight to help you move forward. Be on the lookout for additional content on our blog, Present Value. Together we will emerge stronger and wiser. 

The Economic Impact of Green City, Clean Waters: The First Five Years

ESI was commissioned by the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia to articulate the local economic impact of Green City, Clean Waters (GCCW), an ambitious initiative of the Philadelphia Water Department that seeks to invest in green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) projects throughout the City of Philadelphia. GCCW fulfills federally established water quality requirements in ways that are simultaneously environmentally sustainable, positive for the local economy, and beneficial to neighborhoods throughout the City.

Green City, Clean Waters’ triple bottom line benefits include:

  • Economics: Green infrastructure provides a more affordable approach for Philadelphia and rate payers, circulates more dollars with the local business community, and improves property values.
  • Environment: Green infrastructure is less energy intensive than gray infrastructure, provides water and air quality improvements, enhances habitats, reduces the carbon footprint, provides an aggregate cooling effect, and enhances adaptability and resiliency.
  • Equity: Green infrastructure creates more neighborhood benefits and more accessible employment/business opportunities than gray infrastructure.

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