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Carol Brzozowski

Carol Brzozowski specializes in topics related to resource management and technology.

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Benefits of Community Microgrids

Energy

Benefits of Community Microgrids

However they are defined, everyone agrees community microgrids provide benefits. Centralized utility systems and aboveground distribution lines expose customers to regional and local outages, “and while they are highly reliable, centralized utility grids can’t ensure local resilience,” notes Peter Douglass, project manager for the Microgrid Institute, a collaborative organization supporting global development of microgrids and distributed energy

Advanced Compaction Machines for Intelligent Compaction

Construction

Advanced Compaction Machines for Intelligent Compaction

Temperature mapping provides the operator with a temperature “map” showing the path of the compactor overlaid with the last recorded surface temperature.

The Density Direct system’s calibration screen enables the user to set the project’s target density. Once fully calibrated with data specific to the application, the Volvo Intelligent Compaction with

Porous Pavers: Improving Water Quality

Soil

Porous Pavers: Improving Water Quality

Permeable pavement is taking center stage now as erosion control and stormwater green infrastructure projects aim to reduce runoff and improve water quality.

Stopping Nonpoint-Source Pollution
In Columbia, MO, the Public Works Department received a Clean Water Act 319 grant for stormwater improvements to reduce nonpoint-source pollution into the creeks and streams.

For the Control Freak

Construction

For the Control Freak

The beauty of intelligent machine control is it makes inexperienced operators good, and good operators better,” points out Sebastian Witkowski, product marketing manager for intelligent machine control for Komatsu.

A New Standard

Construction

A New Standard

For grading and excavation contractors, time and budget efficiencies are of the essence. Now is the time for machine control and construction management software, notes Matthew Gebarowski, owner of DirtLogic, a company that provides earthwork takeoffs and GPS modeling services.

Reader Profile: Glen Bertini

Distributed Energy Magazine

Reader Profile: Glen Bertini

Glen Bertini says he identifies with the adage: “An expert is somebody who knows more and more about less and less until he knows everything about nothing. That’s me.” Bertini is CEO and chairman of Novinium, a Kent, WA, cable rejuvenation company. In essence, Bertini devotes his work to keeping