Bioenvironmental Engineering Design I . Fall 2010 Dr. Christopher Obropta, Ph.D., P.E. [email protected] Room 232 ENRS Building; 908-229-0210. Course Information. TOPIC: Low Impact Development and Sustainable Site Design Meeting Time Contact Info Goals and Objectives of Course.
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Result of Development
Infiltration, Interception, and Evapotranspiration Reduced
Overland Flow Increased
Stormwater identified as a leading source of pollution for all waterbody types in the U.S.
Centralized Pipe and Pond Control
Source: Bill Young
LID is an approach to land development (or re-development) that works with nature to manage stormwater as close to its source as possible. LID employs principles such as preserving and recreating natural landscape features; and minimizing effective imperviousness to create functional and appealing site drainage that treats stormwater as a resource rather than a waste product.
Source: Pennsylvania State Department of Environmental Protection
Source: USDA NRCS
Rutgers Water Resources Rain Garden
Walnut Avenue School, Union County NJ
Collects and treats runoff from adjacent parking lot
ACROS Fukuoka Building in Fukuoka, Japan
Blue Flag Iris
Source: New Jersey Native Plant Society
Encompasses green measures used in site design for issues beyond stormwater management
Prepare a 10-12 page paper on a sustainable practice. Due September 28th
Present your findings to the class in a 10-15 minute powerpoint presentation during the week of October 4th