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Feb. 21-22: Urban Green Infrastructure Summit presented

SEATTLE, Wash. – Today’s metropolitan areas face a myriad of complex infrastructure, management and social challenges. To help cities successfully tackle those issues, the Western Center for Metropolitan Extension and Research will present the Urban Green Infrastructure Summit on Feb. 21-22 at the Embassy Suites in Tigard, Ore.

Grant powers renewable energy option track

      VANCOUVER, Wash. – A $250,500 grant to Washington State University Vancouver will address the regional need for graduates in fields supporting renewable and clean energy enterprises.   Awarded to Hakan Gurocak, director of the School of Engineering and Computer Science, and to assistant professors David Chiu, Stephen Solovitz and Wei Xue, the […]

Green Bike program to temporary close

      PULLMAN – The Green Bike Program will close temporarily for routine maintenance Tuesday-Wednesday, Aug. 3-4.   All bicycles in the Green Bike fleet will undergo routine maintenance and cleaning for a two-day period in order to prepare for the Fall 2010 academic semester. During this time, people who check out bikes on […]

Study of air pollution in China earns NSF grant

PULLMAN – Several researchers in Civil and Environmental Engineering’s Laboratory for Atmospheric Research are assessing air chemistry with the aid of an NSF grant to better understand air pollution and its impacts. Lamb The grant, totaling more than $200,000, will help Brian Lamb, Regents Professor Civil and Environmental Engineering, and his team in their study […]

Environment friendly dorm available Aug. 2009

A computer generated model of the Olympia Ave student housing facility project. (Photo by Louise Sweeney) Construction of WSU’s newest student housing facility is growing visibly in stature as the superstructure and a crane can be seen on the horizon from Stadium Way.   A facility on the WSU Pullman campus is slated to be complete in […]

Green Bike pilot program offers alternative

PULLMAN – A pilot project titled the Green Bike has been launched on the WSU Pullman campus. The goal is to reduce the university’s ecological footprint by offering an alternative to automobile transportation.   The project is a collaborative effort, including University Recreation; Alcohol and Drug Counseling, Assessment and Prevention Services; and the Center for Civic Engagement.   […]

WSU Puyallup to get “Green” retrofit

PUYALLUP – The City of Puyallup in partnership with WSU Puyallup Research and Extension Center has been awarded a $1 million grant to retrofit the WSU Puyallup campus to significantly reduce stormwater runoff. Stormwater runoff is a major source of pollutants in salmon-bearing waterways and ultimately in Puget Sound. The project will employ “green” development […]

WSU sponsors Wood Composites Symposium

Seattle, Wash.- Green construction, sustainable development, wood composite panels and squeezing the most out of fiber resources at biorefineries are among the topics featured at the 41st International Wood Composites Symposium March 26 – 28 at the Red Lion Hotel on Fifth Avenue in downtown Seattle. Engineers and scientists from around the globe are gathering […]