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Chicago's Open Data Portal Now Streaming Data from Smart Green Infrastructure Monitoring Pilot

Chicago's Open Data Portal Now Streaming Data from Smart Green Infrastructure Monitoring Pilot

Thu, Jun 15, 2017

Category: Blog post

Rising temperatures and aging underground infrastructure mean cities around the world need to understand how effective they are at diverting flooding on streets. Like Chicago, cities across the United States have launched open data portals. But streaming data from underground sensors is not always easy, so the City of Chicago has launched a new tool to streamline the process for other cities. The City of Chicago and Opti, a technology company that provides SaaS solutions to optimize infrastructure, worked together to develop a method to stream data from stormwater sensors to Chicago’s Data Portal. The code that streams the information is available online for free, so other cities can relay data from Opti’s sensors to their own open data portals.

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Maryland Retrofit Project Improves Storm Water Management at Elementary School

Maryland Retrofit Project Improves Storm Water Management at Elementary School

Tue, Jun 06, 2017

Category: Blog post

The Conowingo Elementary School storm water retrofit project was initiated to fulfill requirements of Cecil County, Md.’s Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP) and the proposed Phase II municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4) permit. The WIP and MS4 both require the restoration and treatment of impervious areas to address the Chesapeake Bay total maximum daily load.

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From planning to permitting, stormwater apps help industrial property owners

From planning to permitting, stormwater apps help industrial property owners

Mon, Dec 19, 2016

Category: Blog post

As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) begins to focus on stricter regulations to deter industrial stormwater pollution as one of its National Enforcement Initiatives for the next 3 years, administrators of large industrial properties may want to consider new solutions to maximize the efficiency of their runoff management systems. Emerging technologies — such as cloud computing and geographic information system (GIS) mapping — offer ways for industrial stormwater managers to gather and interpret data as never before possible. Whether planning new infrastructure, optimizing existing infrastructure, or navigating regulatory requirements, stormwater professionals can save valuable time, effort, and funds by embracing new technologies.

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Opti: Managing Stormwater for Sustainability at UChicago

Opti: Managing Stormwater for Sustainability at UChicago

Mon, May 16, 2016

Category: Blog post

Opti’s stormwater management system was brought to UChicago as an alternative to the standard, passive storage tank. Using a water level sensor and valve connected to Opti’s cloud–based control, UChicago intelligently manages releases from the storage tank. They also set a goal that to some might seem beyond reach: the ability to harvest rainwater from this tank, a function unheard of in other regional stormwater management systems. Experts with the University aimed to pioneer a new system of sustainable water re–use on campus. UChicago tackled the challenge to achieve the benefits, without the additional investment of a separate rainwater harvesting system.

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Stormwater Made Sustainable – Opti Prepares Us for Tomorrow’s Storms

Stormwater Made Sustainable – Opti Prepares Us for Tomorrow’s Storms

Fri, Apr 22, 2016

Category: Blog post

Enter OptiRTC, or Opti for short. Opti was formed as a spin-out in December 2014 to bring innovative software to stormwater management, and currently offers the only industry solution that is truly cloud-based, hardware agnostic, and provides active forecast-based control of distributed stormwater infrastructure.

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Technology Spotlight - Opti

Technology Spotlight - Opti

Fri, Oct 16, 2015

Category: Blog post

OptiNimbus is a low-cost, high-impact retrofit solution – providing intelligent active controls to previously passive systems as an alternative to expensive new stormwater infrastructure construction.

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Rising to the Challenge: Floodproofing NYC with OptiRTC

Rising to the Challenge: Floodproofing NYC with OptiRTC

Fri, Oct 16, 2015

Category: Blog post

As one of eleven winning teams in our RISE : NYC competition, Geosyntec Consultants will share up to $30 million with the other winners to implement the OptiRTC technology at Sandy-impacted small businesses across the city.

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Q&A: Marcus Quigley on how the Internet of Things is automating city systems

Q&A: Marcus Quigley on how the Internet of Things is automating city systems

Fri, Oct 16, 2015

Category: Blog post

The Internet of Things promises to bring us into the 21st century in a number of ways, beginning with keeping sewage out of our rivers and lakes.

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