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Greening the Site: Design Options for Sustainable Sites

Format On Demand: Article/Print
Offered by McGraw Hill Construction
Category Sustainable sites

A discussion of current trends in site sustainability techniques to improve the health of urban forests and stormwater quality, andp rovide design solutions if there is no room for trees

Objectives

  • Recognize the benefits of urban forests and the ecosystem services they provide.
  • Identify the trends that can help sustain urban landscapes
  • Discuss some of the techniques that enhance urban forest survivability, lessen flooding from stormwater and improve water quality, and other options where space does not allow trees
  • Describe where LEED and SITES credits might be obtained from using pavement suspension, plantable pavement, and green walls for stormwater quality and quantity improvement, lessening the Urban Heat Island effect and improving a site's biomass.
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CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0