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Chicken Soup for the Soil: Sustainable Landscapes and Stormwater Managment

Format On Demand: Online
Offered by Green Building Research Institute (GBRI)
Price $75.00
Category Sustainable sites
LEED-specific
  • LEED AP BD+C
  • LEED AP ID+C
  • LEED AP O+M
  • LEED Green Associate

Native vegetation, xeriscaping, sustainability, water reclamation and recycling, and a host of other concepts are driving the design and construction of residential, commercial, and governmental landscaping projects. This course looks at strategies for creating optimal sustainable landscapes and stormwater management systems to positively impact the built environment and undeveloped land (soil). The focus is on designing synergistic landscapes that achieve a variety of environmental benefits that go beyond surface management. Successful sustainable landscapes will also promote heat island reduction, reduce energy use, take advantage of rainwater, minimize stormwater runoff, and create aesthetically pleasing landscaping. There are numerous sustainable projects that are leading edgein the synergistic landscaping approach, and this course will look at some of the real world case studies.

Objectives

1. Understand the need for sustainable landscapes and proper stormwater mgmt
2. Analyze strategies
3. Understand the synergies
4. Casestudies
5. LEED v4

Purchase info
LEED-specific LEED AP BD+C LEED AP ID+C LEED AP O+M LEED Green Associate 2.0
AIA/CES (LU) 2.0