Accelera'ng	
  Ac'on	
  –	
  Restora'on	
  of	
  the	
  Built	
  Environment	
  
Annual	
  Rainfall	
  

45 in.
25 in.

Ev...
Challenges	
  to	
  Change	
  	
  
• 
• 
• 
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Local	
  Codes	
  and	
  Ordinances	
  
Permit	
  Approvals	
  and	
  T...
Stroud	
  Water	
  Research:	
  Exis'ng	
  vs	
  Natural	
  Condi'ons	
  

Stroud	
  site	
  
generated:	
  

3.03	
  mill...
Upper Portion of Site
Mushroom House
•  Five Rain Gardens
•  Infiltration Trench
•  Level Spreader
Lower Portion of Site
New Moorehead
Environmental
Complex
•  Five More Rain
Gardens
•  Green Roof
•  Two Level
Spreaders
•...
Rain Gardens/ Bioretention
Level spreaders and Porous Pavers
Drinking your water isn’t easy
Cisterns

Capture roof runoff for re-use in research facility
Shoemaker	
  Green	
  University	
  of	
  Pennsylvania	
  
Stormwater:	
  Tennis	
  Court	
  Storage	
  Bed	
  &	
  Designed	
  Soils	
  

Layer	
  

%	
  
%	
  
Sand	
   Silt	
  

...
S t o r m w a t e r : 	
   S u b s u r f a c e 	
   e x i s ' n g 	
   c o n d i ' o n s 	
  
S t o r m w a t e r 	
   P l a n 	
  
All	
  Overflow	
  Beyond	
  the	
  Site’s	
  Capacity	
  (at	
  least	
  the	
  first...
Stormwater:	
  Rain	
  Garden	
  
Delaware Riverkeeper Network
Van Sciver School Bioretention Area at Saddlers Woods
To Saddlers Woods

Constructed
Plan
Flow After Torrential Storm- Video
Van Sciver School Bioretention Area at Saddlers Woods
Van Sciver School Bioretention Area at Saddlers Woods
Van Sciver School Bioretention Area at Saddlers Woods
Challenges to Change
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Local Codes and Ordinances
Permit Approvals and Timelines
Construction Practices and ...
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Restoration

  1. 1. Accelera'ng  Ac'on  –  Restora'on  of  the  Built  Environment   Annual  Rainfall   45 in. 25 in. Evapora'on   Runoff   8 in. Infiltra'on   12 in. Natural  Water  Balance   Philadelphia,  PA   Altered  Water  Balance   Philadelphia,  PA  
  2. 2. Challenges  to  Change     •  •  •  •  •  Local  Codes  and  Ordinances   Permit  Approvals  and  Timelines     Construc'on  Prac'ces  and  Knowledge   Maintenance     Aesthe'c  Expecta'ons            
  3. 3. Stroud  Water  Research:  Exis'ng  vs  Natural  Condi'ons   Stroud  site   generated:   3.03  million  gallons   per  year  MORE  runoff            (That  would  equal  14   feet  of  water  in  all   the  buildings)     •  1.52  million  gallons   LESS  recharge   •       
  4. 4. Upper Portion of Site Mushroom House •  Five Rain Gardens •  Infiltration Trench •  Level Spreader
  5. 5. Lower Portion of Site New Moorehead Environmental Complex •  Five More Rain Gardens •  Green Roof •  Two Level Spreaders •  Two Cisterns •  Meadows •  Porous Pavements Meadow Meadow Level Spreader Green Roof Porous Paths
  6. 6. Rain Gardens/ Bioretention
  7. 7. Level spreaders and Porous Pavers
  8. 8. Drinking your water isn’t easy Cisterns Capture roof runoff for re-use in research facility
  9. 9. Shoemaker  Green  University  of  Pennsylvania  
  10. 10. Stormwater:  Tennis  Court  Storage  Bed  &  Designed  Soils   Layer   %   %   Sand   Silt   %  Clay   Ks  (cm/ day)   Ks  (in/ hr)   S1   86.4   8.5   5.1   231.6   3.8   S2   87.3   9.5   3.2   281.6   4.6   S3   92.0   5.0   3.0   516.4   8.5  
  11. 11. S t o r m w a t e r :   S u b s u r f a c e   e x i s ' n g   c o n d i ' o n s  
  12. 12. S t o r m w a t e r   P l a n   All  Overflow  Beyond  the  Site’s  Capacity  (at  least  the  first  inch   of  runoff)  is  Directed  to  the  Storm  Sewer   Image  by  Andropogon  
  13. 13. Stormwater:  Rain  Garden  
  14. 14. Delaware Riverkeeper Network Van Sciver School Bioretention Area at Saddlers Woods To Saddlers Woods Constructed Plan
  15. 15. Flow After Torrential Storm- Video
  16. 16. Van Sciver School Bioretention Area at Saddlers Woods
  17. 17. Van Sciver School Bioretention Area at Saddlers Woods
  18. 18. Van Sciver School Bioretention Area at Saddlers Woods
  19. 19. Challenges to Change •  •  •  •  •  Local Codes and Ordinances Permit Approvals and Timelines Construction Practices and Knowledge Maintenance Aesthetic Expectations

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