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INTRODUCING :: Timmons Group’s Landscape Architecture Team

INTRODUCING :: Timmons Group’s Landscape Architecture Team

See an inside look into the everyday lives, work and culture of our landscape architecture team during World Landscape Architecture Month 2017! Read more »


Timmons Group Celebrates Earth Day by Collecting Trash

Timmons Group Celebrates Earth Day by Collecting Trash

This Thursday, Timmons Group employees and families will celebrate Earth Day by showing their pride for Virginia’s waterways! Since the first clean up in 2013, volunteers have successfully removed 180 bags of trash, numerous tires, and various pieces of metal along the streams beginning at Chippenham Parkway and eventually entering the James River. Read more »


Top FIVE Earth Day Apps

Top FIVE Earth Day Apps

In celebration of Earth Day this Saturday, we have selected just a few of our projects from the past year that depict our dedication to sustainability and the conservation of our precious natural resources. Check them out! Read more »


FOUR Expert Recommendations on Successful Street Trees

FOUR Expert Recommendations on Successful Street Trees

As a public utility, urban trees perform crucial functions. All too often, street trees are planted without adequate consideration to the constraints they face in an urban setting. We have collected several general strategies for successful street trees and stewarding an urban canopy. Read more »


UPDATE: Rusty Patched Bumble Bee Now Listed as Endangered

UPDATE: Rusty Patched Bumble Bee Now Listed as Endangered

The rusty patched bumble bee (Bombus affinis) was listed as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) on March 21, 2017. Read more »


Planting Trees at VSU

Planting Trees at VSU

On Earth Day staff from our stormwater team spent time at Virginia State University (VSU) to help maintain the 21 Filterra treatment systems located across campus. Timmons Group staff and volunteers cleaned out large debris, silt and leaves, spread mulch and planted trees to maintain these systems. Read more »


Reducing Sediment to the Chesapeake Bay

Reducing Sediment to the Chesapeake Bay

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), sediment pollution is the most common pollutant in streams, lakes, and reservoirs. Increased sediment decreases light penetration, making it difficult for vegetation and aquatic organisms to survive. Read more »


North Carolina Solar Project is Largest East of the Mississippi

North Carolina Solar Project is Largest East of the Mississippi

This Spring, SunEnergy1 and Duke Energy Renewables celebrated the completion of the 80-megawatt Conetoe II solar project in eastern North Carolina. The vast 800-acre solar farm features 375,000 solar panels and costs over $200 million to develop. Read more »


Why Become an Envision Sustainability Professional?

Why Become an Envision Sustainability Professional?

Recently, the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) developed a new rating system specifically focused on civil infrastructure known as Envision. Envision is a rating system that is designed specifically for evaluating infrastructure projects such as roads, bridges, dams, landfills, water and wastewater systems, energy generation and distribution, transit and other civil infrastructure – from project concept to operation. Read more »


E-Tree: The “Hot” New Hangout

E-Tree: The “Hot” New Hangout

Our Charlotte office Principal headed up the installation of an E-Tree, an independent unit (powered by solar panels) that produces green energy, and promotes awareness of sustainability. Read more »