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Trees: A Risk Worth Taking (most of the time)

The evidence is mounting around the compounding benefits of the urban forest. We know trees in cities clean air and water, reduce energy demands, and improve the people's overall quality of life. Yet, tree failure may have serious negative consequences. So, how can we maximize the good and minimize the risk associated with trees growing in the built environment?

This presentation will explore:

Esri 2019 Federal GIS Conference Plenary and Keynote Sessions

More than 4,000 attendees from across government agencies joined together at the Esri 2019 Federal GIS Conference recently in Washington, D.C.

From Jack Dangermond’s vision of a geospatial infrastructure to the modernization of the decennial census, with technology demos throughout, the plenary and keynote sessions highlighted how the government user community is building a GIS for the nation.
 
Videos from the plenary and keynote sessions are now available to watch and share.
 

Bridging the gap between conservation practitioner and remote sensing science

The rapid advancements in remote sensing technology offer a unique opportunity to address the increasing rates of ecosystem degradation and biodiversity loss. Although satellite data have been available for decades, and the use of remote sensing has been increasing, many barriers still exist to leveraging these data for the benefit of conservation planning and management.

Advanced Lighting Controls with LED

Researchers from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory evaluated five different LED systems with ALC at a test-bed site in Fort Worth, Texas, and provided analysis of the added savings and costs of the controls as well as guidance on where ALC with LED can be best deployed. During the webinar, researchers and facility managers discussed findings from the evaluation, shared operational guidance, and answered questions. This webinar is part of GSA's GPG Outbrief series. 

Design, Implementation, and Operation of Modern Wood Energy Systems – Heating, Cooling, Combined Heat and Power

This presentation provides a discussion on design aspects for thermal, CHP, and cooling systems fueled by wood energy. Existing project examples will be used to highlight technology, sizing, and energy system integration approaches. The presentation will also address existing wood energy systems, and provide recommendations for combustion, tuning, and operations to optimize system performance. The presentation will be applicable to a broad range of system types and scales, and will cover applications for industrial, commercial, and forest products industry facilities. 

The Emerald Ash Borer: Strategies for Conserving Ash in the Urban Forest

This presentation will review research that provides scientific basis for EAB management and conservation of ash in urban environments. Results of multiyear insecticide trials with soil applied, trunk injected, and bark applied systemic insecticides show that protection of even very large caliper ash trees is a viable option to consider as part of an integrated management program for EAB.

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