Low-impact development


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Low-impact development

An innovative stormwater management approach with a basic principle that is modeled after nature, using design techniques that infiltrate, filter, store, evaporate, and detain runoff close to its source. Maximizing open space and use of rain barrels, rain gardens, cisterns, pervious concrete, and bioswales are just some of the methods used to retain rainwater onsite, thereby preventing pollution of nearby streams from excessive runoff.
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Participants can visit with presenters to receive advice on various topics associated with HOAs, including legal and operation issues for HOAs, safety, animal control, building permits, planning and development, code enforcement, storm water management, low-impact development, HOA insurance and recycling.
Tenders are invited for grants totaling $900,000 will be awarded for projects that improve bank or channel stabilization and decrease erosion; structural controls or low-impact development projects on tributaries and drainages to the truckee river where data supports evidence of pollution and/or sediments entering the truckee river; projects that remove pollution from the truckee river; and/or projects that remove or control invasive aquatic species or terrestrial invasive plant species that are adverse to water supply.
PICP is recognized as an Environmental Protection Agency Best Management Practice for stormwater mitigation, a means for creating low-impact development and meeting growing construction mandates to build without adding to flooding.
This edition has been revised and updated to include new information on green science and engineering, sustainability, low-impact development and green infrastructure, lean manufacturing, industrial ecology, and design for the environment.
The sponge city construction because of its main theoretical basis for the development of low-impact technology, so in the Europe and America is also known as low-impact design and low-impact development (La Rosa, 2013; She, 2016).
As an innovative team, TFMoran is a leader in green technology and claims many of the region's "firsts" including the first commercial use of porous pavement, the first green roof, the first commercial use of bio-retention, the first commercial use of grass-pavers and xeriscape plantings, as well as many other "firsts" in low-impact development strategies.
He concluded: " the benefits of a low-impact development do not outweigh the harm to the character and appearance of the countryside having regard to the provisions of the development plan.
We've belonged to the I-495 Metrowest Partnership for years, and for example, helped them develop the low-impact development design tool kit, water conservation guidelines, etc.
A Tale of Many Cities: Using Low-Impact Development to Reduce Urban Water Pollution
SEE LOW-IMPACT DEVELOPMENT AT BIRCHWOOD WATERSHED WALK
Maximized sustainable results will be achieved by pairing the in-channel NCD efforts with low-impact development within the watershed.
Focusing on aspects of the standard that are relevant to construction, she considers sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality, innovation in design process and regional priorities, a systematic view of green and minimum program requirements, Department of Defense sustainable construction and indoor quality, and low-impact development and stormwater issues.

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