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2014 Park Pride Parks and Greenspace Conference
Presenter is Kerry Blind

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Green Infrastructure 101 - KB

  1. 1. Parks & Greenspace Conference High Performance Landscapes The Case for Green Infrastructure In Public Spaces Presented by: Kerry Blind, FASLA, LEED AP Kerry Blind, FASLA, LEED AP
  2. 2. Parks & Greenspace Conference What is a “High Performance” Site? Photo: Matt Wilder / Ecos Environmental Design • Working Landscape • It is one that functions on many levels • Creates habitat • Enhances air quality • Enhances water quality • Addresses energy efficiency Kerry Blind, FASLA, LEED AP
  3. 3. Parks & Greenspace Conference What is “Green Infrastructure”? Green Infrastructure is often considered the ‘big picture’ solution and is comprised of smaller, connected hydrologic features that provide environmental and community benefits. This is accomplished through the use of more site-specific tools and technologies that are incorporated into existing land development processes and practices, collectively known as – Low Impact Development. Kerry Blind, FASLA, LEED AP
  4. 4. Parks & Greenspace Conference Site Hydrology 101 Natural (Pre-development) Conditions Urbanized (Post-development) Conditions Graphics courtesy of Smart Growth/Smart Energy Toolkit (Massachusetts) Kerry Blind, FASLA, LEED AP
  5. 5. Parks & Greenspace Conference Green Infrastructure in Parks Photo Credit: Kerry Blind, Ecos Environmental Design, Inc. Kerry Blind, FASLA, LEED AP
  6. 6. Parks & Greenspace Conference Green Infrastructure in Parks Photo Credit: Kerry Blind, Ecos Environmental Design, Inc. Kerry Blind, FASLA, LEED AP
  7. 7. Parks & Greenspace Conference Green Infrastructure in Parks Photo Credit: Kerry Blind, Ecos Environmental Design, Inc. Kerry Blind, FASLA, LEED AP
  8. 8. Parks & Greenspace Conference Green Infrastructure in Parks Photo Credit: Kerry Blind, Ecos Environmental Design Kerry Blind, FASLA, LEED AP
  9. 9. Parks & Greenspace Conference Energy Efficiency in Parks Photo Credit: Matt Wilder, Pond & Company Kerry Blind, FASLA, LEED AP
  10. 10. Parks & Greenspace Conference Green Infrastructure in Parks Photo Credit: Matt Wilder, Pond & Company Kerry Blind, FASLA, LEED AP
  11. 11. Parks & Greenspace Conference Green Infrastructure in Parks Photo Credit: Matt Wilder, Pond & Company Kerry Blind, FASLA, LEED AP
  12. 12. Parks & Greenspace Conference Green Infrastructure in Parks Photo Credit: Matt Wilder, Pond & Company Kerry Blind, FASLA, LEED AP

2014 Park Pride Parks and Greenspace Conference Presenter is Kerry Blind

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