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Berry & Associates Law Firm Opens Blue Ridge, Georgia Office

Well-established law firm with offices across north Georgia recently opened a new location in Blue Ridge to better serve residents of Fannin and surrounding counties.(PRWeb February 19, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/berry_associates_law_firm_opens_blue_ridge_georgia_office/prweb16916570.htm

Kleber & Associates Named Agency of Record by Carlisle Wide Plank Floors

Artisan Hardwood Flooring company – Carlisle Wide Plank Floors – has selected Atlanta-based marketing and PR agency Kleber & Associates to handle all public relations and influencer engagement.(PRWeb February 18, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/kleber_associates_named_agency_of_record_by_carlisle_wide_plank_floors/prweb16917674.htm

Kleinschmidt Associates Receives 2019 CCBJ Business Achievement Award for McBreach Software

Press Release – updated: Feb 13, 2020 07:00 EST

PITTSFIELD, Maine, February 13, 2020 (Newswire.com) – Each year Climate Change Business Journal recognizes outstanding business performance in the climate change industry with the CCBJ Business Achievement Awards. Kleinschmidt is pleased to announce that it was chosen to receive the CCBJ award for Information Technology – Dam Breach Protection, for our McBreach modeling software.
Faced with aging infrastructure, limited resources, dynamic weather events, and the uncertainty of climate change, today’s dam owners must manage risk to protect the public and the built environment. Dam breach modeling is an important component to establishing risk from a potential dam breach event, and HEC-RAS is one of the world’s most popular hydraulic modeling applications used for this purpose.
Recognizing the importance of quantifying the risk but also the shortcomings of traditional deterministic methods for ascertaining the effects of a dam breach event, we introduced McBreach, a software application that runs HEC-RAS dam breach models in a Monte Carlo approach to quantify the high degree of uncertainty inherent in dam breach modeling and to provide a risk-based approach to understanding consequences. Understanding the global interest in this powerful tool, and the significant contribution that could be made, Kleinschmidt offered the software free of charge. The use of tools like McBreach will improve understanding of the consequences of dam breach modeling, which will lead to better dam design, improved emergency action plans, and an overall increase in awareness of the risks associated with dams in an ever-changing and uncertain climate.
“We owe it to the public to do better in the field of dam breach consequence modeling. The traditional deterministic approach frankly does not tell the full story,” says Chris Goodell, Principal Consultant and Developer of McBreach, Kleinschmidt Associates. “McBreach provides us the ability to perform probabilistic dam breach modeling, which opens the door to a better understanding and communication of consequences from a dam breach event, which will improve dam safety decision making both for long-term planning and for real-time emergency action.”
“McBreach is a complete gamechanger, enabling dam owners with a tool to model the hypothetical failure of their dams within a probabilistic framework to provide inundation maps that can now communicate flood risks within the inundation area for emergency management agencies who can then use this information to plan their response actions more effectively given limited resources.” – Eric M. Toth, P.E., Associate Civil Engineer, East Bay Municipal Utility District
The 2019 CCBJ awards will be presented at a special ceremony at the Environmental Industry Summit XVIII in San Diego, Calif. on March 19, 2020. The Environmental Industry Summit is an annual three-day executive retreat hosted by EBI, Inc.
About Kleinschmidt:
Kleinschmidt Associates performs engineering, regulatory and environmental consulting for North American energy companies and governmental agencies who strive to protect and enhance the natural environment without compromising performance. We work at the intersection of regulatory requirements, environmental science, and engineering solutions to achieve our client’s objectives.
About EBI: Founded in 1988, Environmental Business International Inc. (San Diego, Calif.) is a research, publishing and consulting company that specializes in defining emerging markets and generating strategic market intelligence for companies, investors and policymakers. EBI publishes Environmental Business Journal® and Climate Change Business Journal®. EBI also performs contract research for the government and private sector and founded the Environmental Industry Summit Series, four annual conferences event for executives in the environmental industry.
Source: Kleinschmidt Associates

Kleinschmidt Associates Receives 2019 EBJ Business Achievement Award for Hydropower Project

Press Release – updated: Feb 11, 2020 07:00 EST

PORTLAND, Ore., February 11, 2020 (Newswire.com) – The Environmental Business Journal® (EBJ) has honored Kleinschmidt Associates with the Project Merit Award in Hydropower for the work performed on the Opal Springs Fish Passage Project for the Deschutes Valley Water District in Crooked River, Oregon. Kleinschmidt served as Program Manager for the project.
In November 2019, work was completed on the Deschutes Valley Water District’s (DVWD) fish ladder and hydropower expansion at the Opal Springs Hydroelectric Project. The ladder connects habitat and improves resiliency for anadromous salmon and steelhead in the Deschutes Basin while increasing the amount of renewable hydropower output at the project by 1,010 megawatt-hours (MWh) annually. The 13-year-long effort was a collaboration between DVWD, resource agencies, and non-governmental organizations to address aquatic habitat access in a watershed where historic runs of salmon and steelhead were extirpated. The project is certified by the Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI) to be in compliance with its criteria.
Finlay Anderson, who managed the project for Kleinschmidt, noted that “this effort benefited from a strong culture of collaboration and problem-solving in the Deschutes Basin by stakeholders who have been working to improve habitat and support the reintroduction of anadromous species.”
“As the project owner, we have experienced firsthand the benefits of assembling a strong project management team to organize and prioritize the various stakeholder interests and support the interconnected organizational relationships over the extended duration of the project,” says Joel Gehrett, General Manager, Deschutes Valley Water District.
The 2019 EBJ awards will be presented at a special ceremony at the Environmental Industry Summit XVIII in San Diego, California, on March 19, 2020. The Environmental Industry Summit is an annual three-day executive retreat hosted by EBI, Inc.
About Kleinschmidt:
Kleinschmidt Associates performs engineering, regulatory and environmental consulting for North American energy companies and governmental agencies that strive to protect and enhance the natural environment without compromising performance. We work at the intersection of regulatory requirements, environmental science, and engineering solutions to achieve our clients’ objectives.
About the EBJ Business Achievement Awards: In October-December 2019, Environmental Business Journal solicited nominations for the EBJ Business Achievement Awards. Nominations were accepted in 200-word essays in specific categories. Final awards were determined by a committee of EBJ editorial advisory board members.(Disclaimer: company audits were not conducted to verify information or claims submitted with nominations)
About EBI: Founded in 1988, Environmental Business International Inc. is a research, publishing and consulting company that specializes in defining emerging markets and generating strategic market intelligence for companies, investors and policymakers. EBI publishes Environmental Business Journal® and Climate Change Business Journal®. EBI also performs contract research for the government and private sector and founded the Environmental Industry Summit Series – ​four annual conferences for executives in the environmental industry.
Source: Kleinschmidt Associates

Smith & Associates Celebrate a Record-Breaking Year: The Boutique Firm Recorded $1.5 Billion in Sales Predict a Bullish Real Estate Market for Tampa Bay in 2020

Tampa Bay’s largest independently-owned real estate brokerage firm, Smith & Associates Real Estate, celebrates another record-breaking sales year with $1.5 billion in sales volume, an increase of 22% from the previous year. The company has been serving Tampa Bay’s real estate market for over fifty years and recognized associate accomplishments with a party at the Armature Works in Downtown Tampa.(PRWeb February 10, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/smith_associates_celebrate_a_record_breaking_year_the_boutique_firm_recorded_1_5_billion_in_sales_predict_a_bullish_real_estate_market_for_tampa_bay_in_2020/prweb16894314.htm

Kleinschmidt Associates Receives 2019 EBJ Business Achievement Award for Social Contribution

Press Release – updated: Feb 5, 2020 08:00 EST

PITTSFIELD, Maine, February 5, 2020 (Newswire.com) – The ​Environmental Business Journal® (EBJ) has honored Kleinschmidt Associates the Social Contribution Award for philanthropic work performed in 2019.
Kleinschmidt has a Philanthropy Committee comprised of a group of employees who interface with non-profits, develop partnership opportunities, and decide how to distribute funds to numerous organizations. Another avenue of giving is through the company’s “Day of Service” during which employees can take paid time off from work to perform charitable efforts in their communities.
Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and outreach is a particular passion. By sponsoring the Kleinschmidt Windstorm Challenge at The University of Maine, middle and high school students design and build their own wind turbine blades and floating offshore wind platforms. For many rural students, this is their first opportunity to visit a university campus. Kleinschmidt’s scientists and engineers also routinely present at schools and mentor students of all ages.
“I had the special experience last year to interview a student who nurtured her interest in engineering through participation in the Windstorm Challenge,” says Jon Christensen, CEO of Kleinschmidt. “She was on the first all-female winning team and was using the scholarship she won to support her studies at The University of Maine, where she is a junior. It’s amazing to know we helped that student to find her passion and helped guide her and others to pursue STEM careers.” 
“This truly hands-on STEM experience is the only one of its kind in the country and is developing Maine’s next generation of innovators, entrepreneurs, and engineers to lead Maine and the U.S. in harnessing renewable energy opportunities in the Gulf of Maine and beyond,” says Dr. Habib Dagher, Executive Director of the UMaine Advanced Structures and Composites Center. “The creativity and commitment exhibited by these students is extraordinary and gives me great confidence in the future of renewable energy in our state.”
The 2019 EBJ awards will be presented at a special ceremony at the Environmental Industry Summit XVIII in San Diego, California, on March 19, 2020. The Environmental Industry Summit is an annual three-day executive retreat hosted by EBI, Inc.
About Kleinschmidt:
Kleinschmidt Associates performs engineering, regulatory and environmental consulting for North American energy companies and governmental agencies who strive to protect and enhance the natural environment without compromising performance. We work at the intersection of regulatory requirements, environmental science, and engineering solutions to achieve our client’s objectives. 
About EBI: Founded in 1988, Environmental Business International Inc. (San Diego, California) is a research, publishing and consulting company that specializes in defining emerging markets and generating strategic market intelligence for companies, investors and policymakers. EBI publishes Environmental Business Journal® and Climate Change Business Journal®. EBI also performs contract research for the government and private sector and founded the Environmental Industry Summit Series – ​four annual conferences for executives in the environmental industry.
Source: Kleinschmidt Associates