Discover the importance of ample, clean water through the management of stormwater with innovative solutions such as green roofs, rain gardens, bioswales, and pervious pavements. Best practices will be shared on critical topics including:
With the shift in thinking towards water as an invaluable resource that needs to be managed, performance measurement and verification are becoming more important, especially as projects claim improved health, environmental protection, reduced investor risk, and improved return on investment. Study three projects, their measurement, and findings.
Learn about performance-based design, measurement challenges, and various tools that can be applied to your own projects.
Understand how of different scales and contexts, from Chicago to Kansas City and South Jordan, Utah have complete storm water management verification, and what opportunities were uncovered.
Review lessons-learned from case studies to help inform designers, and suggest modifications to improve project performance.
Examine techniques to integrate working landscapes, ecological restoration, and watershed thinking into green infrastructure strategies.
Our nation’s waters are threatened with increasing development and stormwater runoff. Landscape architects from across the country are using green infrastructure to help protect and improve water quality, whether it be pollution prevention, aquifer protection, or flood mitigation.
Explore the threats to water quality from a national perspective by focusing on unique issues from three regions: Chesapeake Bay, the Great Lakes, and the Arizona Desert.
Understand the opportunities and constraints caused by the regulatory environment and the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES).
Become familiar with the watershed planning process to optimize best practices and track pollution reduction credits.
Learn about the challenges within the transportation community and in different regions to integrate green infrastructure within a constrained right of way.
The SITES® Rating System is administered by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), the premiere organization independently recognizing excellence in green business industry performance and practice globally. The material on which the SITES Rating System is based was developed through a collaborative, interdisciplinary effort of the American Society of Landscape Architects Fund, The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin, and the United States Botanic Garden.
This SITES® AP exam series was developed based off of the information found in the SITES Reference Guide. It is a study tool only and not to be solely utilized for exam preparation. It was not developed based off the actual exam. Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), who is preparing and administering the SITES AP exam, has recommended that all test takers study the Reference Guide and all references to prepare for the SITES AP exam. This webinar reviews Section 3: Site Design - Water.
The use of bioswales to treat stormwater runoff by reducing Total Suspended Solids (TSS), Total Phosphorus (TP), and Total Nitrogen (TN) loads is an increasingly common Best Management Practice (BMP) throughout state and local jurisdictions. However, the successful design, construction, and maintenance of bioswales is proving to be difficult, as evidenced by poor vegetation establishment and unanticipated short- and long-term maintenance requirements of desired plantings. Plants are a vital component of bioswales for a variety of reasons, so when a bioswale does not have healthy, vigorous vegetative cover, we know the entire BMP is not functioning to its greatest potential. This webinar will present insight into how bioswales work, why creating fully functioning bioswales is challenging, and key factors in successful design and implementation, so that the fully integrated ecosystem of bioswales can be brought to life.
Understand how bioswales function and why we use them.
Identify challenges to successful implementation of bioswales.
Recognize key components of good design, construction, and maintenance practices that affect the success of vegetation establishment in bioswales.
Landscape architects and their clients often worry that accessibility requirements will compromise design quality and water down otherwise cutting-edge projects. Join a landscape architect, an urban strategist, and a disability-rights advocate in a panel discussion as they share successes and bemoan compromises on both sides of the conversation.
Identify the basic principles of Universal Design as applied in urban landscape architecture.
Learn specific design choices relative to accessibility and Universal Design for “special” populations, and how they can be of benefit in all design contexts.
Learn about global approaches to the design of streets and public spaces from a “complete streets” perspective.
Understand the “carrots” and “sticks” of the regulatory environment and disability rights advocacy, and how both benefit the public at large.
City-soil compaction is a major problem for landscape architects. New research shows exactly how to amend physical, chemical, and biological soil properties to achieve high infiltration rates so that entire landscapes becomes a stormwater system that prevents runoff by absorbing water from impervious areas.
Learn how to amend compacted acidic subsoils to greatly increase the infiltration rates, reduce the runoff rates, improve water quality, and improve the deep rooting of plants.
Learn how different compost amendments affects the infiltration, density, porosity of subsoils, and tree rooting in the Midwest on compacted glacial soils.
Learn how to amend compacted alkaline subsoils to greatly increase infiltration rates, reduce runoff rates, improve water quality, and landscape plantings.
Learn by contrasting the three methods by the panel discussion and through questions by the audience.
Green building practitioners advocate for integrated systems by adopting net-zero water goals, but how does this closed-loop approach impact the larger context? This session will inspire practitioners to think beyond anthropocentric views of water to a biocentric approach, where site-integrated systems can be regenerative within a more ecological context.
Examine the limitations of a net-zero/ building-centric approach towards achieving wet-positive outcomes.
Review regional considerations towards achieving a biocentric approach, from east to west coast.
Explore the design strategies and implications of sustaining living systems by balancing biological demands.
Review the tools and processes for meeting biocentric goals for water management at all scales, including planning approaches, design strategies, management procedures, and post-occupancy evaluations.
Landscape architects are often responsible for the design of stormwater systems. The US EPA National Stormwater Calculator is a new planning and design tool to document estimated performance (stormwater runoff reductions) of green infrastructure stormwater best management practices (BMPs). The National Stormwater Calculator is a desktop application that estimates the annual amount of rainwater and frequency of runoff from a specific site anywhere in the United States (including Puerto Rico). Estimates are based on local soil conditions, land cover, historic rainfall records, future climate change scenarios, and BMP designs. It is designed to be used by anyone interested in reducing runoff from a property, including: site developers, landscape architects, urban planners, and homeowners. Landscape architects will learn how to use the National Stormwater Calculator for potential projects. Attendees will also learn about future updates to the calculator.
Learn about urban stormwater management planning and design tools & models.
Learn how to use US EPA’s National Stormwater Calculator, including potential applications for regulatory and voluntary projects.
Learn about green infrastructure (stormwater BMPs) climate resiliency planning and future updates to the National Stormwater Calculator.
In winter 2014, ASLA polled residential landscape architects about the estimated popularity of various design elements for 2014. This presentation will introduce the most popular design features sought out by homeowners and will identify how landscape architects can incorporate such features into their projects. Landscape features include water and fire elements and outdoor kitchens, as well as environmentally-progressive design elements for lighting, irrigation and small-scale stormwater management techniques.
Participants will be introduced to various outdoor kitchens, systems and styles and learn how to provide necessary infrastructure for outdoor kitchens in new and existing homes.
Participants will be exposed to various stormwater management devices for residential homes, including drywells, underwater storage tanks, rain barrels and rain gardens and learn how to best assess a site for the right stormwater management system.
Participants will understand how to best accommodate a site for food gardens, fire pits, water features and other oft-requested landscape features.
Participants will be introduced to various eco-friendly practices in landscape design, including permeable paving, drip irrigation and LED lighting - and understand when their use is appropriate.
Landscape architects are often responsible for the design of stormwater systems that promote specific levels of performance. This session will describe current initiatives to document performance, protocols for measuring performance, ways to design more effective systems, and the challenges the profession could face when levels of performance aren't realized.
Be familiar with current research and monitoring of best management practices (BMP) performance sponsored by the EPA.
Develop an understanding of protocols to effectively measure BMP performance.
Learn about key measures to more accurately align theoretical and actual performance
Learn about evolving federal regulations regarding design and performance, and potential liabilities and pitfalls for projects that fail to perform as designed.
This session presents on artful rainwater design, offering regionally-specific examples of green infrastructure that celebrates rain. Learn about trends and issues in artful rainwater design, and be inspired by the work of practitioners who take this exciting placemaking approach to stormwater management.
Learn why artful rainwater design is a savvy approach to intelligent sustainable stormwater management.
Get some pointers on how to overcome client/municipal skepticism.
Understand major challenges and opportunities to this approach to green infrastructure.
Gain regionally-specific ideas to inspire your own artful rainwater design efforts.
Essentially “upcycling” an outdated office building, Perkins+Will’s transformation of 1315 Peachtree Street stands as a new civic model on Atlanta’s signature street. Where there once stood a prominent driveway and parking deck, now a pedestrian-oriented plaza creates an open-air living room and reconnects the building to the street. The site design showcases innovative use of materials and commitment to sustainable practices in the landscape, including creative stormwater management solutions throughout the site, such as cisterns, rain gardens, and porous paving surfaces. Certified LEED® Platinum, the project is a living model for small urban sites with big goals for sustainability.
Explore strategies for creative stormwater management in a dense urban area.
Understand benefits of an interdisciplinary design approach.
Become familiar with best practices for use of innovative materials, in a collaborative design and permitting process.
This session will explain in detail the proper selection, design, and implementation of stormwater controls; what low-impact development and green infrastructure are; appropriate stormwater-control design approaches; and factors contributing to the success or failure of stormwater controls, including the importance of maintenance and plant selection.
Learn green infrastructure concepts and their implementation at site to regional scales.
Understand the process for selecting the appropriate stormwater control measure, given treatment objectives, and physical context.
Learn appropriate construction details and maintenance requirements for proper function of stormwater control measures.
Be familiar with successes and failures of stormwater control measures regarding plantings and construction details.
The debate is under way between "urbanism" and "landscape urbanism". Which approach is better for creating healthy urban environments and green infrastructure? This presentation discusses how landscape architects are well positioned to serve the public well-being from the regional scale to the specific building site.
Acquire a working definition of green infrastructure and its evolution through history.
Determine the scales by which green infrastructure can be applied and the criteria by which it can be integrated with the design of urban landscapes.
Understand what a systems approach to green infrastructure means and how this supports the planning and design spheres of practice.
Learn through successful case studies how green infrastructure becomes a model for the planning and design of urban space.
Ditch or Dutch? Increasing coastal water levels have begun to affect the very idea of shared responsibility. This panel will present the many adaptation options from examples worldwide that include coastal industries and private interests to manage the increasing risks of living on the seaboard.
Determine how to design infrastructure, buildings, and public spaces that can resist flooding without compromising other values.
Understand flood resistance as a zoning, planning, and architectural problem.
Learn about research on the performance of structures in floods and violent winds
Recognize how to interweave design, communication, and participation strategies that are not top-down techno-managerial solutions.
This session will summarize the results of a colloquium held in April 2013 at Penn State University at which 10 nationally recognized public and private practitioners presented their approaches to artful rainwater design. See how real-world systems bring both beauty and environmental remediation to sites.
Learn why artful rainwater design is a successful approach to intelligent site design.
Address how to overcome client/municipal skepticism.
Understand what the major challenges and opportunities are to this approach to green infrastructure.
Explore why monitoring a project designed from this perspective is critical to success.
This one-hour technical presentation which will cover a range of topics related to green infrastructure planning and design. Cory Gallo, a landscape architect and professor at Mississippi State University, and Brian Wethington, a landscape architect and environmental specialist with Portland Oregon’s Bureau of Environmental services, will lead the presentation. The presenters will discuss basic terminology of green infrastructure design, provide an overview of how Portland’s policies facilitate green infrastructure, and review how research into the effectiveness of bioretention may influence the design of facilities in the future.
Learn technically accurate naming conventions and configuration variations of bioretention facilities.
Learn how location may influence the sizing and approach to implementing bioretention facilities.
Learn the broad policies, which can facilitate holistic adaptation of green infrastructure strategies.
Learn about trends in research, which may influence the application of bioretention facilities in the future.
This technical presentation compares in detail the current methods of obtaining evapotranspiration (ET) and soil moisture data, including proper selection, costs, installation methods, and calculations in the control of irrigation systems. Examples are shown with each method to help determine which method fits best to each application.
Learn what ET (Evapotranspiration) is and products used to obtain.
See how today’s irrigation controllers convert daily ET rates into runtime.
Learn the various methods of soil moisture sensing available today.
Learn how soil moisture sensing works with irrigation systems.
Discuss the advantages and challenges of each type.
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Digitell Inc. Privacy Statement
Effective Date: 10/01/06
This privacy statement discloses the privacy practices for http://www.digitellinc.com
Data Collection and Use:
Digitell Inc. is the sole owner of the information collected on this Web site.
We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different
from what is disclosed in this statement. Digitell Inc. collects information
from its users at several different points on its Web site.
In order to use this website, a user must first complete the registration form.
During registration a user is required to give their contact information (name
and email address) and to create a username & password. This information is
used to contact the user about the services on our site for which they have
expressed interest. Digitell does not require the user to provide demographic
information, such as income level and gender, nor unique identifiers such as
social security number.
We request information from the user on our order form. Here a user must
provide contact information (i.e., name, telephone and shipping address) and
financial information (i.e., credit card number, expiration date). This
information is used for billing purposes and to fill customer's orders. If we
have trouble processing an order, this contact information is used to get in
touch with the user.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's hard drive containing
information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any
personally identifiable information while on our Web site. For instance, by
setting a cookie on our Web site, the user would not have to log in a password,
thereby saving time each time they visit our site. Should the user want to
temporarily disable this function they can do so by clicking the log-out link.
If a user rejects the cookie, they may still use our site. The only drawback to
this is that the user will be limited in some areas of our site. For example,
the user will not be able to participate in any of our Sweepstakes, Contests or
Special Offers that take place. Cookies can also enable us to track and target
the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site.
We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's
movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.
Sharing of Information:
We do not share information about individuals with anyone other than the credit
card processors and the shipping company. Since our business requires us to pay
royalties based on the sale of each of our audio programs, we must report
aggregate sales figures to the publishers with whom we work. However, we do not
share any information about individual customers with publishers.
Web Links on Our Site:
This Web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that Digitell Inc. is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We
encourage our users, when they leave our site, to read the privacy statements
of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information.
This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web
Surveys & Contests:
From time-to-time our site requests information from users via surveys or
contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary
and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this
information. Information requested may include contact information (such as
name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age
level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award
prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving
use of and satisfaction with this Web site.
This Web site takes every precaution to protect its users' information. When
users submit sensitive information via the Web site, the information is
protected both online and off-line.
When our registration/order form asks users to enter sensitive information
(such as credit card number and/or social security number), that information is
encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the industry -
SSL. While on a secure page, such as our order form, the lock icon on the
bottom of Web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet
Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to un-locked, or open, when you are just
While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do
everything in our power to protect user information off-line. All of our users'
information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted
in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific
job (for example, a billing clerk or customer service representative) are granted
access to personally identifiable information. Our employees must use
password-protected screen-savers when they leave their desk. When they return,
they must re-enter their password to re-gain access to user information.
Furthermore, ALL employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy
practices. Every quarter, as well as any time new policies are added, our
employees are notified and/or reminded about the importance we place on
privacy, and what they can do to ensure our customers' information is
protected. Finally, the servers that we store personally identifiable
information on are kept in a secure environment, behind a locked cage.
If you have any questions about the security at our Web site, you can send an
email to email@example.com
We send all new members a welcoming email to verify password and username.
Established members will occasionally receive information on products,
services, special deals, and a newsletter. Out of respect for the privacy of
our users we present the option to not receive these types of communications.
Please see description of our choice/opt-out policy below.
Digitell Inc. uses a third party tracking utility to track end-user activity
to make our site easy to navigate through, and to find out which areas of our
site draw the most attention. The information tracked are such things as Most
Requested Page, Least Requested Page, Top Entry Page, Top Path Through Site,
cities users are visiting from, average length of time spent at the site, etc.
Site and Service Updates:
We send the user site and service announcement updates. Members are not able to
un-subscribe from service announcements, which contain important information
about the service. We communicate with the user regarding updates to our site
and service and issues relating to their account via email or phone.
Correcting/Updating Personal Information:
If a user's personally identifiable information changes (such as zip code), or
if a user no longer desires our service, we will endeavor to provide a way to
correct, update, or remove that user's personal data. To notify Digitell Inc.,
of a change, you can go to the "Your Account" pages located at
http://www.digitellinc.com or email Customer Support at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our users are given the opportunity to 'opt-out' of having their information
used for purposes not directly related to our Web site at the point where we
ask for the information. For example, our order form has an 'opt-out' mechanism
so users who buy a product from us, but don't want any marketing material, can
keep their email address off of our lists.
Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletter or promotional materials
from our partners may opt-out of receiving these communications by changing
their account options under the "Your Account" section digitellinc.com
Users of our Web site are always notified when their information is being
collected by any outside parties. We do this so our users can make an informed
choice as to whether or not they should proceed with services that require an
Notification of Changes:
Homepage so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we
use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If at any point
we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from
that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users by email. Users
will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this
under which the information was collected.
Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose
personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief
that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a
court order or legal process served on our Web site.