Ep. 100: Low impact development

October 9, 2014By

In this episode, Peter MacDonagh of Kestrel Design Group discusses low impact development (LID). MacDonagh talks about what low impact development is and why and who should be concerned about it, in addition to providing some examples. He also explains how plants and soil clean water and what kinds of water pollution LID handles. MacDonagh is a fellow ASLA, PLA, LEED... read more

EPA launches stormwater calculation tool

July 30, 2013By

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has created the National Stormwater Calculator, a desktop application that estimates the annual amount of rainwater and frequency of runoff from a specific site anywhere in the U.S. (including Puerto Rico). Estimates are based on local soil conditions, land cover and historic rainfall records. It’s designed to be used by anyone interested in reducing... read more