Innovators in Rural Community Economic Development

Clean and Green: 4th Annual Empire Energy and Environmental Exposition, "Greening Government Operations"

Tags: Buildings, Green Community Technologies, Infrastructure, Sustainable Infrastructure, Water Resources

Client Name: USDA Rural Development

Client Type: Federal Agency

Year: 2004

Location: New York

Shanna Ratner presented "Greening Government Operations" on October 12, 2004, at the 2004 Empire Energy and Environmental Exposition in Saratoga Springs, NY.  This presentation showed the usefulness of considering tradeoffs between deferred maintenance and preservation, between short-term fixes and long-term solutions, and between today's costs and tomorrow's benefits.  Participants learned about the range of alternative technologies available to improve municipal infrastructure, and discovered how the Green Community approach can address common infrastructure needs.