Gallery: American Society of Landscape Architects Highlights 479 Green ...

Another project highlight was an integrated solar panel and rainwater harvesting installation at Apache Nitrogen Product's office building in Benson, Arizona. The design firm, Solar Gain Inc., constructed several structures to house a 42 kw photovoltaic system.

The American Society of Landscape Architects just released an incredible useful and comprehensive database of 479 case studies of successful “green rainwater infrastructure” projects. It exemplifies various techniques of collecting rainwater and filtering it naturally before it flows into urban waterways as polluted runoff. Moreover, the study found that the use of green infrastructure is rarely cost-prohibitive. In fact, 75% of the projects in the database reduced development costs or had no impact on them.

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