Modular Beauty: Low Impact Development and Permeable Pavers
The TRUEGRID® paving system is a 100% permeable, natural paving alternative to concrete and asphalt. TRUEGRID is as simple to use as interlocking building blocks for the real world. By offering an easily actionable green technology that costs less than concrete, TRUEGRID® works to make an impact now. Less flooding. A more natural landscape. Cleaner air and water. Less heat. Less thermal pollution. Less waste in the landfill. Fewer toxins from runoff pollutants, coal tar & asphalt sealants. Millions of square feet of TRUEGRID® pavers have been installed across the USA. Commercial and industrial parking lots that are ADA accessible, fire lanes, access roads that will last maintenance free for 40 years or more. Aesthetically pleasing and strong enough to support heavy loads and traffic, TRUEGRID® works in all soils and climates.
Low Impact Development (LID) has several advantages over traditional storm water management approaches. Since impervious pavement is the main source of storm water runoff, LID strategies recommend permeable paving for hard surfaces. The course discusses LID, its goals and principles, and how they are achieved. It provides an overview of permeable pavements, and more particularly, plastic permeable grid paver systems and how they support LID goals.
- Discuss the need for Low Impact Development, its goals, and the environmental effects of LID Best Management Practices
- Identify at least four benefits of sub-base water detention realized with plastic permeable grid paver systems
- Compare various permeable pavements in terms of performance and cost
- Use project examples to illustrate how plastic permeable grid paver systems can be used to achieve LID goals.
10 Multiple Choice and True/False Questions
A score of 80% or higher is required to receive a certificate of completion