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CDM Smith Projects Win AAEES 2015 Grand Prize for Design and Honor Prize for Sustainability

waste-to-energy program and sustainability management plan are honored

April 29, 2015

BOSTON, Massachusetts—Two CDM Smith projects have been recognized with awards from the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES) in 2015. The awards were presented at the AAEES awards luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on April 23.

Digester improvement project for Des Moines Metropolitan Wastewater Reclamation Authority (WRA) in Des Moines, Iowa: has been honored with a Grand Prize in the Design category. CDM Smith partnered with WRA on a bioenergy plan and digester improvements that will increase capacity and alternative energy production at WRA’s existing wastewater treatment facility. The utility operates a 97-million gallon-per-day facility that produces high-quality treated wastewater discharged into the Des Moines River, biosolids used for agricultural fertilizer and biogas used for electricity and heat.

Sustainability management plan for Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, Dallas, Texas: has been recognized with an Honor Award in the Sustainability category. CDM Smith partnered with Dallas/Fort Worth Airport to create an innovative long-term plan that will elevate the airport’s sustainability efforts. The comprehensive sustainability management plan will implement sustainability goals and targets across the organization, in collaboration with airport departments, vendors and neighboring communities.

AAEES is a nonprofit organization that promotes excellence in environmental engineering and science by providing board certification to qualified environmental engineers and scientists. The group provides industry training and also recognizes outstanding achievements in the industry.

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