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PApril 21, 2015
PApril 21, 2015

Want To Be a Part of The Town of Whitehall Earth Day Cleanup?

  The Town of Whitehall will is organizing a roadway cleanup along Lorewood Grove Road on Wednesday April 22, 2015 from 9AM – 11AM in celebration of Earth Day’s 45th Anniversary. Do YOU want to get involved? Meet our cleanup team at the Whitehall Sales Trailer located on Jamison’s Corner and Lorewood Grove Roads at 9AM! For any…
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PAugust 28, 2014
PAugust 28, 2014

The Pursuit of Efficiency

We all want to be efficient. Whether that is with our daily schedule, or with our utility costs at home. Everybody wants to make sure they plan their day accordingly because everyone’s time is a valuable asset. Some think of how to use the least amount of fuel to achieve maximum production in traveling to…
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PJune 30, 2014
PJune 30, 2014

Top 3 Construction Apps of the Trade

In our line of work, anticipation and preparation can be the difference between doing the work right one time, and going back to fix issues.  As schedules become more aggressive, we need to stay agile and search out solutions to speed up our response time without sacrificing quality. The technology startup boom has finally come…
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PMay 27, 2014
PMay 27, 2014

Planning Your Facility: In the Right Place

Every year billions are spent by companies embarking on a location for their business.  Yes, businesses are still investing in bricks and mortar!  But how one conducts site selection could have far reaching implications on overall strategy.  Far too often we hear stories of companies that selected a site because they thought “that was all…
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PSeptember 4, 2013
PSeptember 4, 2013

The EDiS Intern Experience: The Inspirations Drawn from a Walkable Community

I spent the first two month of this summer living just outside of Rome, in a small area called Trastevere. Everything I could ever want was within a 20 minute walk from where I was staying; food, theaters, food, drinks, clothes, entertainment and food. Thank God the food was so close! For those two months I…
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PAugust 14, 2013
PAugust 14, 2013

The Air We Breathe

I had an interesting conversation with a prospective new customer about harvesting the atmosphere, although in his words it was more accurately described as  “fractional distillation of liquid air in a cryogenic air separation unit.”  I know what you’re thinking…sounds like a lot of hot air!  The keyword in that sentence is air.  The simplest definition of air is “the invisible gaseous substance…
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PMarch 19, 2013
PMarch 19, 2013

Elastomeric and Steel Roofs: How Can Your Roof Last Longer?

Next to stone, metal roofs are one of he most durable materials to last through the ages; they have been traced back as far as the third century, B.C.! Although metal roofing has changed over time, in modern times, steel has become the material of choice for metal roof systems. Steel is more affordable than…
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PMarch 15, 2013
PMarch 15, 2013

EDiS is Proud to Play a Role: Improving the Delaware Estuary

Being located on the Christiana River, we are reminded of our link to the environment and our water supply every day.   Luckily, EDiS has the privilege of sharing our building with the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary (PDE), which reminds us daily that everything we do in our office, on our project sites, or even…
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PFebruary 11, 2013
PFebruary 11, 2013

Can You Get More Green with Less Green?

What comes to mind when you hear SUSTAINABILITY? What comes to mind when you hear GREEN DESIGN? What comes to mind when you hear LED LIGHTING? A lot of the same thoughts likely come up as you ask yourself these questions, and chances are, two thoughts are consistent with all three questions.  How much more…
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PJanuary 28, 2013
PJanuary 28, 2013

Thoughts on Complete Communities and Whitehall

The concept of complete communities is to foster best use practices in land use and development, achieving a balance between economic development and livability.  It is not about sacrifice; rather it is the ultimate in public empowerment.  It is more than a life style.  It is a Living Style.
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PJanuary 10, 2013
PJanuary 10, 2013

Innovation in Construction & Bacon Chocolate Chip Pancake Mix

On January 8th, 2013, I spent the morning with some of my associates from EDiS at the ‘Next Thing Now’ conference at the Chase Center in Wilmington. It was a great event where a number of speakers, featuring Daniel Pink, and panelists discussed a variety of topics and the power of persuading someone to your…
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PNovember 30, 2012
PNovember 30, 2012

Rain Garden Landscaping: Reducing Harmful Runoff

At the intersection of Delaware Avenue and DuPont Street, in the heart of Trolley Square, sits an attractive display of small plants and shrubs designed to serve an important purpose: capture the storm water runoff from an adjacent parking surface and keep it from entering the storm sewers. This type of landscaping is called a…
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POctober 22, 2012
POctober 22, 2012

Sustainability: Your Friend or Enemy

Planning for your new building Sustainability is no longer a fad, it is a reality.  As supported in the EDiS GreenSense program, sustainability efforts not only make environmental sense, they can make cents with return on your investment. But buyer beware.  The level of complexity of many mechanical systems, while paying dividends to the environment…
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PJanuary 17, 2012
PJanuary 17, 2012

Your Project Take 1: Mock-ups!

Co-Authored by Mike Neal, LEED Green Associate So you’re embarking on a building project. You’ve hired an architect and have a building on paper that was designed to fit your needs. You’ve taken your design and gone out to bid. The bids have come in (hopefully within budget!) and you’ve selected a contractor to perform…
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PMarch 17, 2011
PMarch 17, 2011

Solar Panels and Geothermal and Wind Turbines…Oh My!

To continue what seems to have become my never-ending blog on greening your home, I would like to talk about the various methods of sustainable energy in the residential market. Since purchasing my house I have been researching the many forms of home sustainable energy and would like to pass on this knowledge here. The…
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PJanuary 21, 2011
PJanuary 21, 2011

Land Use…The Next Green!

Today, the green movement is bringing back the concept of the mixed-use community and it is about time.
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PJanuary 20, 2011
PJanuary 20, 2011

CFL’s Worth the Expense?

Compact fluorescent bulbs (CFL) are now just around $1 per bulb, but being that they seemingly last forever before your next change, they are more than a value compared to standard incandescent light bulbs.
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PJanuary 5, 2011
PJanuary 5, 2011

What $40 Can Do!

An easy way for anyone who wants to both conserve water and save some money on their water bill.
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PDecember 20, 2010
PDecember 20, 2010

EDiS Forefront of the Green Movement

Since the end of the year is quickly approaching, I would like to take a brief minute to review the many green advances which EDiS has made and thank everyone who has made this possible. While the country as a whole has increased their focus on green construction and practices, we at EDiS have tried…
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