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Sustainable Landscapes

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In this presentation, Tom Barret illustrates how sustainable landscapes will shape our future and why they're necessary

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Sustainable Landscapes

  1. 1. Sustainable Landscape <ul><li>By Tom Barrett </li></ul><ul><li>Green Water Infrastructure, Inc. </li></ul>
  2. 2. The GREEN Economy
  3. 3. Low Impact Site Development
  4. 4. Planting Trees
  5. 5. Pesticide Issues <ul><li>Atrazine, Nitrogen, Phosphorous </li></ul>
  6. 6. Rain Gardens Plant Choices Choose plants based on the need for light and soil type. Location Rain gardens are often located at the end of a roof or drain spout. Depth A typical Rain Garden is between four to eight inches deep. Size A Rain Garden usually five to ten percent of the impervious surface area. Soil A tpical mix is 65% sand, 15% top soil, 25% organic matter.
  7. 7. Rain Garden
  8. 8. Rain Garden
  9. 9. Bioswales <ul><li>Burnsville, Minnesota </li></ul>
  10. 10. Porous Paving
  11. 11. Porous Paving <ul><li>Purdue University </li></ul>
  12. 12. Porous Paving
  13. 13. Green Roofs
  14. 14. Green Roofs <ul><li>Phipps Conservatory - Pittsbrgh </li></ul>
  15. 15. Green Roofs <ul><li>University of Cincinnati </li></ul>
  16. 16. Green Roofs <ul><li>Aqualand, St. charles, Illinois </li></ul>
  17. 17. Green Roofs
  18. 18. Stormwater Mitigation
  19. 19. Alternates to Turf <ul><li>Clover </li></ul><ul><li>Xeriscape </li></ul><ul><li>Native Plants </li></ul>
  20. 20. Native Vegetation
  21. 21. Wetlands Restoration
  22. 22. Rainwater Harvesting
  23. 23. Rainwater Harvesting
  24. 24. Rainwater Harvesting
  25. 25. Condensate Recovery <ul><li>- 1/2 gallon per hour per ton of air conditioner </li></ul><ul><li>- 10,000 gallons per month for a commercial building </li></ul>
  26. 26. Raymond Park Wetlands <ul><li>Indianapolis, Indiana </li></ul>
  27. 27. Kovian Residence <ul><li>Indianapolis, Indiana </li></ul>
  28. 28. Hamilton County Fair Grounds <ul><li>Noblesville, Indiana </li></ul>
  29. 29. Elsner Residence <ul><li>Noblesville, Indiana </li></ul>
  30. 30. Mulberry Fields <ul><li>Fishers, Indiana </li></ul>
  31. 31. Motivate Our Minds <ul><li>Muncie, Indiana </li></ul>
  32. 32. Longfellow Elementary School <ul><li>Muncie, Indiana </li></ul>
  33. 33. Thank You

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