The CSI Blog

Focused on Sustainable Innovations in the Pacific Northwest

Browse the archive below or read the latest posts...

Clean Water Services: A Public Water Utility Serving the Land
By Mike Schut - Program Director at the Laird Norton Family Foundation

The Tree For All Journey: Rethinking Urban Growth at the Landscape Scale
By Bruce Roll - Director of Watershed Management for Clean Water Services & Clean Water Institute

Transportation for Everyone: A New Accessibility Rating System
By Todd Litman - Executive Director of the Victoria Transport Policy Institute

Stormwater Management: Lessons from our Forests
By Alexandra Ramsden and Jennifer Barnes - Guest Columnists for the Sightline Institute

Working With the Market for Green Stormwater Infrastructure
By Carrie Sanneman - Program Manager at Willamette Partnership

CSI Helps City of Olympia Reimagine $14M Project
By Sophie Stimson - Senior Planner at the City of Olympia

BIG Solutions for Small Cities
By Shalini Vajjhala - Founder & CEO of re:focus partners

Sustainable Energy Utilities & ESCOs Can Save Money and Reduce Carbon Footprints
By Kathleen Saul - Master of Environmental Studies Faculty at The Evergreen State College

Transforming Our Vulnerable Water Infrastructure
By Rhys Roth - Director of the Center for Sustainable Infrastructure

Sustainability Studios Course Offers Model for Innovative Experiential Learning
By Sara Brostrom - University of Washington Program on the Environment

Low Carbon Space Heating Symposium at UW's Seattle Campus
By Scott Morgan - Director of Sustainability at The Evergreen State College

How We Can Turn Railroads into a Climate Solution
By Patrick Mazza - Independent journalist-researcher-activist

Infrastructure Reform Advances in the Washington State Legislature
By Ted Sturdevant - Center for Sustainable Infrastructure

The Water-Energy Nexus is the Next Big Thing: 3 Case Studies from Code Innovations
By Chris van Daalen - Principal Investigator at The Code Innovations Database

Green Power Partnerships in Higher Education
By Rhianna Hruska - Master of Public Administration Student, The Evergreen State College

Portland's Jade District: One Neighborhood's Lens on a New Infrastructure Vision
By Duncan Hwang - Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO)

Climate Collaborative Maps Portland Heat Islands: Informing Infrastructure Approaches to Extreme Heat
By Fletcher Beaudoin & Vivek Shandas - PSU's Institute for Sustainable Solutions

VW Settlement to Charge Up State's EV Infrastructure
By Anthony Buckley - Innovative Partnerships Projects, Washington Department of Transportation

Energy Efficiency and the Promise of a Carbon-Free Grid
By Sean O'Leary - Northwest Energy Coalition

Mark McPherson

Urban Forest Carbon Registry Works to Create New Revenue for City Trees
By Mark McPherson - Urban Forest Carbon Registry

Philip Warburg

Floating Solar: A Win-Win for Drought-Stricken Lakes in the U.S.
By Philip Warburg - Author of Harness the Sun

Donna Albert

Constructing Green Buildings For a Fossil-Fuel-Free World
By Donna Albert - Washington State Dept. of Enterprise Services

Mark Ohrenschall

Integrating the Northwest's Energy Infrastructure
By Mark Ohrenschall - Energy NewsData

Robin Rego

EVITA Could be a Game Changer for Eastern Washington
By John Dobken - Northwest Clean Energy (Energy Northwest's Robin Rego pictured here)

PNNL Director, Jun Liu

PNNL's Battery500 Consortium to Spark EV Innovation Through 5-Year, $50 Million Effort
By Frances White - Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (project director Jun Liu pictured here)


Decision Making Without All the Data: Challenges in Long-Term Water Security
Charlie Ester Interview with Introduction by Kimerly Wiltshire - Carpe Diem West


Regional Value of EVs in the NW: Economic and Environmental Benefits
By Ben Kujala - Northwest Power and Conservation Council


Washington State’s Energy and Cost Saving Housing Incentives
By Juliana Williams - Washington State Housing Finance Commission


Closing the Clean Energy Divide with Solar+Storage
By Seth Mullendore - Clean Energy Group 

Cathy Kellon

Clean and Safe Drinking Water Begins Upstream
By Cathy Kellon - Geos Institute


A Game Changer: Snohomish PUD's Unique Approach to Energy Storage
By Jason Zyskowski and Neil Neuroutsos - Snohomish PUD


Seattle Public Utilities Asset Management Decision Making
By Terry Carroll - Center for Sustainable Infrastructure


Washington Passes New Clean Fuel Vehicle Tax Exemption
By JJ McCoy - Seattle Electric Vehicle Association


Household Use of Biogas Systems in the Developing World
By Shangrila Joshi Wynn - The Evergreen State College (Faculty)


Hillary Brown Describes Next Generation Infrastructural Ecologies
By T. Carroll, based on H. Brown material - Center for Sustainable Infrastructure


Lopez Community Land Trust: Sustainable Infrastructure at the Neighborhood Level
By Terry Carroll - Center for Sustainable Infrastructure


New Report Identifies Path to Renewables in the PNW by 2040
By Jack Zeiger - Energy Solutions Northwest


What is Personal Rapid Transit?
By Julie Rodwell - Technical Writer


King County Protects Puget Sound with Green Stormwater Infrastructure
By Anne Nelson - Center for Sustainable Infrastructure


Carbon Benefits of Loop Biosolids
By Kate Kurtz and T. Carroll - King County