I am passionate about designing and advocating for livable, green communities using the advancements in knowledge, technology and the principles of sustainability when it comes to planning and engineering.
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The number one response I get from developers and builders when asked why they do not favor using Low Impact Development (LID) techniques to manage their stormwater is:
The June 2012 issue of “Professional Builder” magazine had an interesting article on Exterior Design Trends. It was more a sharing the results of a survey from home buyers on what they look for when looking for a home and selecting exterior design features for that new home.
They had a list of about 11 different items under a buyer consideration category…
The idea of green infrastructure began in the mid 1990s in the United States, highlighting the importance of making wise decisions to lessen our impact on our natural environment in regards to land development.
Being responsible stewards of our land and natural resources should be the primary goal of every land developer. And that is why the Low Impact Development (LID) principles are so important and should be adhered to.
A key factor to good land management and protecting the natural environment is
Although a sustainable community begins with the beginning of construction, there are ways that you can make a sustainable contribution.
Rain falls, snow melts, and water runs from our roofs, down the street, from parking lots and highways and into storm drains. As it goes, it picks up pollutants
LID (Low Impact Development) approaches the process of stormwater management creatively as its main goal is to pattern itself after Mother Nature herself.
It begins by mimicking the way the site was before development began.