The Columbia University Green Roof Consortium releases research results for an experimental modular green roof system.
Tools and Resources
EPA Deputy Administrator Bob Perciasepe (100×150)
“Green infrastructure changes improve the health of our waters while creating local jobs, saving communities money and making them healthier and more prosperous places to raise a family and start a business.”
Gail Wells – science writer
New research by the Pacific Northwest Research Station demonstrates that street trees increase home prices, that shade trees reduce household energy use, and that these effects can be measured and expressed in dollars.
Water Balance Model facilitates adaptive management approach to implementation of alternative green infrastructure techniques
“The WBM allows the user to quickly establish the existing, or the predevelopment, base line that will become the standard used to measure the performance of future development scenarios during the planning and design of a project. This allows the user to test various methods to establish the easiest and best ways to achieve the most desirable vision of the future for the Site, the Development, or the Watershed,” stated Jim Dumont.
Peter MacDonagh (120p) – Deep Root
In his lecture, Peter MacDonagh illustrated the critical role of oxygen rich, moist soils protected by vegetation in urban environments, using a broad cross-section of supporting quantitative research in green infrastructure.
CRD Headquarters Building
In the Autumn of 2007, the CRD Headquarters Building Phase Two was awarded the Canadian Green Building Council’s prestigious LEED®: Gold designation.
Bigger Pipes or Greener Communities: A Hydrological Assessment of using Low Impact Development to Mitigate Future Flooding
Chris Jensen (120p) – Feb 2010
Climate change significantly raises the risk of rain-generated floods and infrastructure failure. To maintain current levels of service, drainage infrastructure will need to be modified and upgraded.
Thinking Like a Watershed: From Rain to Resource Worksop connects the dots between water, watersheds, human development patterns and restoration
Brock Dolman (120p) – WATER Institute
The workshop provides a timely forum for 'convening for action' to advance a new culture for watershed protection and restoration in British Columbia. There is a need in many areas for human development designs to move from drainage to retainage.
Although the energy-intensive nature of providing water services is often unrecognized, these activities consume enormous amounts of power and fuel. The good news is that water conservation and efficiency opportunities are abundant.
Kim Stephens – 2007 (120p)
The 'Topsoil Primer Set' synthesizes the experience of City of Surrey, the City of Courtenay and the District of North Vancouver in pioneering implementation of absorbent landscape policies and requirements.