porous pavement


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The durable surfacing of a road, sidewalk, or other outdoor area.
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Stone and mastic asphalt (SMA) mixtures with optimised road surface texture (recommended maximum aggregate particle size 5-6 mm) are one of the most common noise reducing pavements as they reduce tyre/road noise approximately up to 2-5 dBA (Sandberg, Ejsmont 2002; Sandberg 2009) and maintain sufficient pavement mechanical parameters for a longer period compared to porous pavements.
Green infrastructure, such as green roofs and porous pavement, improves harbor water quality by capturing and holding stormwater run-off before it enters the sewer system and contributes to CSOs.
The trail also includes LED lights and porous pavement.
This means an array of projects--green roofs, bioswales along the streets, grassy alleys, porous pavement for parking lots and the streets themselves.
She pointed out that improved redevelopment is needed - using vegetation around parking lots and beside roads to help filter run off, installing rain gardens and bio-retention areas in new developments, using porous pavement on roads, and getting rid of grassy areas along highways, because they require pesticides, fertilizer and mowing.
Many attractive porous pavement alternatives work as well as conventional pavement on home driveways and walks, yet let rainwater soak gently into the ground instead of flooding off the surface.
New LID (Low Impact Development) land-cover classes have also been added, such as porous pavement, rain gardens, and green roofs.
It started with that one little exchange over the fill: People said it would be more expensive to put in porous pavement by about $50,000, but it ended up saving us $400,000 in fill.
Another product that can be used for driveways is pervious concrete, aka porous pavement.
Porous pavement reduces erosion, runoff and spread of contamination
AMONG THE EXPERIMENTAL MATERIALS AND PROCESSES ARE WIND ENERGY; SOLAR ENERGY EXPERIMENTS THAT ARE UNIQUE TO A RETAIL SETTING; THE USE OF POROUS PAVEMENT AND NEW STORM-WATER RUNOFF CONTROLS; USE OF RECYCLED PRODUCT FROM STAPLETON AIRPORT IN THE STORE'S FOUNDATION AND MONUMENT SIGNS; A TALL-GRASS PRAIRIE; BOILERS THAT BURN USED MOTOR OIL AND VEGETABLE OIL FROM CHICKEN FRYERS; SNOW MELT AND RADIANT FLOOR HEATING SYSTEMS; WATERLESS URINALS; AND AN ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY GAS STATION.