Green design elements included expansion of the initial bioswales, pervious paving
, LED lighting, occupancy sensors, and low-flow plumbing.
Permeable paving materials, such as gravel, crushed stone, open paving blocks, and pervious paving
blocks allow water to infiltrate into the soil to irrigate plants.
The design outlines a system of bio-swales and rain gardens, gently sloped, open channels of greenery; permeable weirs, pervious paving
and more to address treatment, filtration and infiltration issues.
Low-impact development or green infrastructure such as rain barrels, rain gardens, green roofs, and pervious paving
can be used to reduce the amount of polluted runoff entering the stormwater system and help urban areas function more like natural landscape.
MWRD is also required to implement a green infrastructure program that will reduce stormwater runoff in areas serviced by MWRD by distributing rain barrels and developing projects to build green roofs, rain gardens, or use pervious paving
materials in urban neighborhoods.
* The museum's parking lot has pervious paving
so rainwater filters back into the water table.
Plants and pervious paving
also were used to lower surrounding temperatures.
6) Pervious paving
: calculated by square footage of area covered.
products cost more than standard paving materials such as asphalt and concrete, but installing patios, paths and driveways can add value to your home.
The association's entry into the 2008 Tour of Homes, in fact, features LED lighting, a photovoltaic system on the roof, pervious paving
stones, tankless hot water heaters and much more.