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NJ Redevelopment Forum 2020 - Adams and Dockwiller

  1. 1. Green Infrastructure 13 Lessons Learned (sometimes the hard way) Michele Adams, PE LEED AP Principal Meliora Design Tavis Dockwiller, RLA Principal Viridian Landscape Studio
  2. 2. REMOVED: Identify non-structural stormwater management strategies and require that they be incorporated into the design of major development to the “maximum extent practicable” N.J.A.C. 7:8-5.3 ADDED: Minimum Standards for groundwater recharge, stormwater runoff quality, and stormwater runoff quantity shall be met using green infrastructure. Updating definitions, minor changes, and cross-references KEY PROPOSED CHANGES FOR MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS
  3. 3. APPLICABLE TO MAJOR DEVELOPMENT MAJOR DEVELOPMENT • Disturbing 1 or more acres of land or • Increasing Impervious by one quarter acre or more • One-quarter acre or more of “regulated motor vehicle surfaces” • Government projects included
  4. 4. MODIFIED AND ADDED DEFINITIONS GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE Manages Stormwater close to its source by: 1. Treating stormwater runoff through infiltration into subsoil 2. Treating stormwater runoff through filtration by vegetation or soil 3. Storing stormwater runoff for reuse
  5. 5. Porous Paving Conventional Paving “The use of Green Infrastructure BMPs such as Pervious Paving, Infiltration Basins, and Bioretention Systems will more effectively achieve the Department’s goals under existing rules.”
  6. 6. 1. Location, location, location
  7. 7. Wilmington Acme 2. Plastic Bags, Shopping Carts, Vehicles
  8. 8. 3. Who will maintain GI? Befor Before After
  9. 9. Porous Paving Conventional Paving Porous Pavement 4. Do whatever it takes to help your client
  10. 10. 5. Visible and Accessible …with an Overflow for big storms
  11. 11. 6. More grasses, less mulch …keep it simple, and
  12. 12. …less lawn
  13. 13. 7. “Degrees of Wildness” It has to look like someone takes care of it.
  14. 14. 8. Not every site should infiltrate but you can still manage volume
  15. 15. 9. Engineered soil is NOT Topsoil
  16. 16. Tree Evaporation
  17. 17. 10. Capture water even when the engineer isn’t looking Fairleigh Dickinson University
  18. 18. @vibrantvisionsintl instagram 11. Talk about a Green Infrastructure Utility Fairleigh Dickinson University
  19. 19. 12. Listen (especially to kids) Greenfield School Philadelphia
  20. 20. Passyunk and 61st Philadelphia 13. GI can change communities
  21. 21. 16. GI can change communities It heals ecological systems while making beautiful places for people
  22. 22. THANK YOU