Don't Get Soaked: Smart Strategies to Manage Rainwater - Update
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Stormwater runoff in urban areas is one of the leading sources of water pollution in the United States. As the runoff flows over the land, paved streets, parking lots, and building rooftops, it accumulates chemicals, sediment or other pollutants that can adversely affect water quality if the runoff is discharged untreated. Through a series of video interviews with specialists from the City of Portland, we explore green infrastructure (GI) and low-impact development (LID) rainwater management strategies. Green Roofs, bioswales, and cisterns are all design strategies explored through video case studies. The intended audience for this course includes design professionals who want to manage stormwater runoff, protect and restore watersheds, and create more sustainable building sites. Course participants will learn how to achieve the Rainwater Management credit for LEED v4 BD+C and O+M rating systems. In addition, participants will learn how green infrastructure can bring nature into an urban area, which can improve both mental and physical health, increase property value, and enhance wildlife habitat.
- Describe green infrastructure (GI) and low-impact development (LID) rainwater management strategies and how they can prevent flooding onsite
- Review strategies to evaluate performance of rainwater management practices, using freely available online tools
- Explain how to achieve the Rainwater Management credit in LEED using the percentile approach - in O+M and Option 1 in BD+C and avoid pollution and erosion problems
- Define percentile rainfall event