Abney and Abney Associates Green Solutions - How Cities Can Address the Critical Need for Sustainable Development

Sustainable cities, or “smart” cities, focus economic and technological resources on conserving water, improving energy efficiency, reducing waste and enhancing their citizens’ quality of life. Innovations for renewable energy, the development of efficient waste management systems and community planning for smart growth ensure the viability of cities for years to come.

Critical Water Conservation Planning

Cities striving for sustainability must address water supply issues based on population demand. According to the United Nations, a 3-4 degree Celsius rise in global temperatures by 2080 could place an additional 1.8 billion people in water-scarce environments. Municipalities must be able to maintain freshwater resources through conservation, treatment and recycling.

The city of Philadelphia has made inroads toward water sustainability through its “Green City, Clean Waters” plan. One of its goals is to protect the municipal water supply from stormwater runoff pollution. The plan calls for green, low-impact development to limit paved areas, which block runoff absorption. Additionally, Philadelphia has formally partnered with the EPA to develop new water handling strategies based on hydrologic and hydraulic models.

Long-Term Energy Efficiency

Smart cities focus on increasing both municipal and residential energy efficiency. Not only does this save money, but it also reduces air pollution and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, makes progress toward energy stability and independence, and creates new jobs.

Vienna, Austria, is well on its way on becoming a model city for sustainable development. Its goal is an 80 percent reduction in CO2 emissions by the year 2050. District heating systems that supply multiple end-users with heat and electricity are already in place. Additionally, Vienna’s energy efficiency standards for new construction are among the most stringent worldwide. The city is already a champion for ultra-low- energy housing.

Renewable Energy for Future Security

By developing renewable energy facilities, cities without domestic sources of oil, natural gas and coal can increase their future energy security and decrease their GHG emissions. Munich, Germany, has established a renewable energy program called “100 percent Green Power,” setting a goal of meeting all of the city’s energy requirements by 2025 with locally generated, green energy. The city plans to tap into hydro, solar, biomass, geothermal and wind energy to supply its electric needs.

Walia Boilers: Three Decades of Boiler Technology

Thirty years of experience in boiler technology is not a mean accomplishment for a company such as Walia Boilers. Its claim as a leading designer and manufacturer of steam boilers is, therefore, not an unfounded, self-serving statement. We can easily look it up for ourselves to find out that it has the excellent track record to make it at par and even above with other companies in the boiler industry.


Since 1977, Walia Boilers has been able to install more than 1800 boiler systems in various industries throughout the globe, or an average of about 50 installations per year. That should have kept this company busy all month long -- and all week long, for that matter. At that pace alone, we can imagine the dedicated service the company provides for a large country such as India and the rest of the world.  


Walia prides itself for its “distinctive advantage of lowest fuel consumption with economy in operation” of its boilers systems. This has been tested and proven in various industries which include textiles, paper, oil, plywood, rubber and pharmaceuticals. Walia also holds various patents for inventions in boiler technology, such as the world’s first Triple Individual Furnaces (Independent Operation); Three pass, Fully Wet Back designed Stem Boiler and the Twin Furnace Design; Three pass, Wet Back boiler with two Independent flue gas Paths.


The quality of Walia’s products and services assures its clients of the units’ endurance and reliability – qualities which reflect the essential character of the company itself. With its vast experience, its enduring commitment to excellence and its consistent delivery of dependable products, Walia has lived up to its widely recognized reputation and its goal of maintaining its position as a pioneer and leader in boiler technology.


When it comes to boiler technology, Walia Boilers keeps the competition on its toes, even if they are not busy trying to keep in pace.


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