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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A cornerstone of low-impact development and sustainable design, permeable pavements enable reduced stormwater runoff, increased groundwater recharge and improved water quality.
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.
Tenders are invited for Parking Lot 9 Low-Impact Development (LID) Projet
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.
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.
4 million to plan, design and build stormwater retrofit and low-impact development facility projects.
They cover water supply and preventing pollution, managing stormwater with regional infiltration, treating and disposing of wastewater with nutrient removal, and low-impact development with landscape architecture.
Stormwater Management breakouts will focus on watershed-based stormwater management, low-impact development processes/practices, performance/value of green infrastructure, and case studies of the Colorado stormwater excellence program and Maryland inter-county connector.
CLF Clean Water & Healthy Forests Program Director Chris Kilian was invited to participate in a national dialogue hosted by River Network on effective stormwater pollution control and water-oriented low-impact development.

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