Category Archives: Sustainable Development

Sustainable Stormwater Management

Recycled Pervious Paving

Firestone is marketing a pervious paving product made from recycled tire material. Applications for vehicular use seem sketchy, but a sweet specification for hardscapes and walks. Check it out at http://www.firestonesp.com/sustainable_products.asp. Advertisements

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Living in the Floodplain – your problem, or someone elses?

Interesting flooding vs drinking water situation on the Delaware River, with impacts ranging from folks living in the floodplain to the water supply of NYC. Read it all here.

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Pervious Paving Research

From RMC Research & Education Foundation: The RMC Research & Education Foundation is proud to announce the release of its latest pervious concrete research report. The study Portland Cement Pervious Concrete Pavement: Field Performance Investigation on Parking Lot and Roadway … Continue reading

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Community Garden Rainwater Harvesting Freebie!

Via Therese Ciesinski, Senior Editor: Organic Gardening Magazine Do you know a community garden that could use the donation of a rainwater harvesting system? Last year, Organic Gardening magazine provided rainwater harvesting systems to 20 community gardens around North America … Continue reading

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East Coast Green Street Designer Sought for Panel at CNU XVI

From Mary Vogel of PlanGreen: The Congress for New Urbanism is seeking a panel member who has designed and seen built green streets (streets whose stormwater is treated with bioretention) anywhere on the East Coast for its upcoming Congress, April … Continue reading

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Wacko NIMBY Exaggerations

Much of the info we see on the regulation of stormwater management, especially on-lot  near point source efforts ( call it Environmental Site Design or Low Impact Development or Green Infrastructure, whats your pleasure?)  is positive and forward looking.   We … Continue reading

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Yet another term for doing the right thing… Green Infrastructure

Not sure exactly what the EPA is good at these days under the IFT (Idiot From Texas) regime – but coming up with new terms to describe doing the right thing is certainly up there on the list. Now it … Continue reading

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Ahhh, Paris – and a Killer Green Roof

While in Paris last spring at the top of the Arc de Triumph , we happened on this green roof. Quite a splash of green in the cityscape…. Makes you want to be there, more than anywhere else in the … Continue reading

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Pervious Paving References

Happened upon a couple of pervious paving references funded or developed by a concrete industry group. The first 182 page PDF is on maintenance – which is an incredibly important concern. View or download it here. The other smaller doc … Continue reading

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Rain Gardens

We’ve been design ALOT of rain gardens in Maryland. Right now, the rationale is squeezed into the current Maryland Design Manual by “qualification” for a rooftop disconnect. This will hopefully change in the future to facilitate more opportunities to apply … Continue reading

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