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Low Impact Development Design Competition

  1. 1. Houston Land/Water Sustainability Forum<br />
  2. 2. The Steering CommitteeThose with a ‘Vested Interest’<br />US GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL-HOUSTON AREA CHAPTER <br />INTERNATIONAL EROSION CONTROL ASSOCIATION-SOUTH CENTRAL CHAPTER <br />ASSOCIATED GENERAL CONTRACTORS OF AMERICA-HOUSTON CHAPTER <br />AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS-HOUSTON <br />HOUSTON COUNCIL OF ENGINEERING COMPANIES <br />AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS-HOUSTON<br />AMERICAN SOCIETY OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS-HOUSTON/GULF COAST<br />TEXAS COASTAL WATERSHED PROGRAM <br /> CITY OF HOUSTON PUBLIC WORKS & <br />ENGINEERING<br /> CITY OF HOUSTON MAYOR’S OFFICE<br />HOUSTON-GALVESTON AREA COUNCIL <br />HARRIS COUNTY PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE DIVISION <br />HARRIS COUNTY FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT<br />BAYOU PRESERVATION ASSOCIATION<br /> ENERGY CORRIDOR DISTRICT <br />GREATER HOUSTON BUILDERS ASSOCIATION <br />TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION<br />
  3. 3. A Common Understanding<br /><ul><li>Costs of traditional development are soaring
  4. 4. Developing ‘the way we’ve always done it’ is more and more counterproductive
  5. 5. Costs of keeping pace with results of traditional development becoming major problem
  6. 6. Change is inevitable
  7. 7. Leadership role is better than the alternative</li></li></ul><li> “OUR MISSION IS TO ENHANCE, ENABLE AND INTEGRATE SUSTAINABLE USE OF LAND AND WATER FOR THE HOUSTON AREA'S CONTINUED GROWTH AND ECONOMIC VITALITY." <br />
  8. 8. Goal<br />Drive the widespread adoption, adaptation and implementation of sustainable development practices<br />Low Impact Development (LID)<br />●<br />Green Infrastructure<br />
  9. 9. Low Impact Development (LID)<br />Hydrology as the organizing principal<br />Disconnect<br />Increase Time of Concentration<br />Infiltrate<br />Reduce runoff<br />Mimic natural cycle<br />Clean storm water passively<br />Treat, infiltrate or use it on site<br />
  10. 10. Low Impact Development (LID)<br />Micro-scale, decentralized water management<br />180° shift from centralized approach<br />Water management in the landscape<br />Rain gardens (bioretention cell), bioiswales, bio-filtration, etc. (unlimited IMPs)<br />
  11. 11. A Gap that Needed to be Filled<br /><ul><li>Gaps between disciplines</li></ul>Integrated design teams limited<br /><ul><li>Gaps in education</li></ul>Focus on our soils, climate, topography<br /><ul><li>Focus on ‘nuts & bolts’ </li></ul>Practical application rather than the theoretical <br /><ul><li>Driven by ‘enlightened self-interest’ </li></ul>Inherent staying power<br />
  12. 12. HLWSF Founded 2007<br /><ul><li>‘True test’ of the Steering Committee
  13. 13. Programming on sustainable development
  14. 14. ‘Levelers’
  15. 15. Workshops
  16. 16. Local Case Histories
  17. 17. Program facilities inevitably filled to capacity
  18. 18. 100 to 400 seat rooms
  19. 19. Education is good, but ‘hands on’ is better
  20. 20. Getting to the next level</li></li></ul><li>
  21. 21. Making it Count<br /><ul><li>Require integrated design teams
  22. 22. Use real properties with challenging conditions
  23. 23. Allows reusable design and viable LID adaptations
  24. 24. Require cost comparison of LID to Traditional design
  25. 25. Provides viable numbers for value comparison
  26. 26. Use key ‘Drivers’ for Judges and Jury Panel
  27. 27. Educate key market players as part of the process</li></li></ul><li>Property Donors<br />
  28. 28. Competition Property Donors<br />
  29. 29. Prize Donors<br />
  30. 30. Competition Prize Donors<br />
  31. 31. All the Key Players<br />
  32. 32. Competition Underwriters<br />Terry Hershey<br />
  33. 33. Driving Participation<br /><ul><li>Use constituent groups’ drawing power
  34. 34. High-dollar cash prizes
  35. 35. Design Challenges that generate greatest interest
  36. 36. Properties with owners who want LID
  37. 37. Name-value stage one Judges
  38. 38. Name-value finals Jury, predominantly developers
  39. 39. Fast-paced, high-profile finals event, upscale location</li></li></ul><li>Expert JudgesStage One<br />
  40. 40. Participant Demographics<br /><ul><li>22 submitting teams
  41. 41. 9 Green Roadway
  42. 42. 4 Urban Redevelopment
  43. 43. 9 Suburban Residential
  44. 44. 230 design professionals
  45. 45. Architects, Civil Engineers, Landscape Architects, Hydrologists, Urban Planners, Construction Consultants, Homebuilders, Environmentalists, Transportation Engineers, Irrigation Consultants
  46. 46. 42 firms (TX, IL, NC, GA, CO, CA, KS)</li></li></ul><li>Finals Event<br />Presentation boards from all entries displayed<br />Experienced emcee team<br />Networking time designed in to proceedings<br />Finalists limited to 7 minute ‘lightning’ presentation<br />Highly orchestrated, quickly paced<br />
  47. 47. Finals Jury Panel<br />
  48. 48. Finals Jury Panel<br />
  49. 49. Green RoadwayIndependence Parkway<br />The challenge is to design a new ‘green’ roadway section that incorporates Low Impact Development techniques, reduces runoff, reduces storm water pollution through bio-filtration or other means, and reduces long term maintenance costs.<br />
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  52. 52. Urban RedevelopmentBastrop Promenade<br />The proposed urban redevelopment, Bastrop Promenade, is located adjacent to a proposed professional soccer stadium. It is conceived to be a 24/7 six-block pedestrian promenade developed between the stadium and a proposed Sister City Garden at the end opposite the stadium. <br />
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  55. 55. Suburban ResidentialVentana Lakes <br />The concept for this site is to develop a residential neighborhood with the look and feel of a master planned community, using Low Impact Development to improve storm water management, water quality and quality of life, and lower development costs.<br />
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  58. 58. Counterintuitive Outcome?<br /><ul><li>Mimicking nature really works
  59. 59. Dramatic Water Quality improvements
  60. 60. Impressive reductions in runoff
  61. 61. Incredible cost savings when compared to traditional development methods
  62. 62. ‘Old school’ civil firms proselytize ‘green infrastructure’
  63. 63. Results consistent across all categories and submittals</li></li></ul><li>The Winning Designs<br />Simple<br />●<br />Effective<br />●<br />Can be permitted now <br />with minimal variances<br />
  64. 64. Notable Comments<br />‘We were surprised when we got the hydrology modeling, but when we saw the economics we were stunned. I called my guys in last Friday and told them that we’re pitching our new projects this way.’ Principal, one of Houston’s most prominent ‘old school’ Civil Engineering firms<br />
  65. 65. Notable Comments<br />‘I was one of the finalist judges down there, and it ranks among the most exhilarating experiences of my 31-year career at EPA....I truly think that if we could replicate this event in every state, we could revolutionize development in this country….The most exciting part was that so many people involved had no background in LID prior and came out the other end believers and even proselytizers. Truly remarkable.’ Dov Weitman, Chief, Nonpoint Source Control Branch, EPA<br />
  66. 66. Houston Land/Water Sustainability Forum<br />www.houstonLWSforum.org<br />

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