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Green Infrastructure

Green infrastructure manages water through natural processes, slowing water so it can be absorbed and filtered on site. These briefs introduce real estate projects and parks incorporating green infrastructure best practices that introduce operational efficiencies, improve the building user experience, enhance aesthetics, and generate opportunities for improved public health, among other benefits.

South Florida

Babcock Ranch

Babcock Ranch

Master planned community, Backup power, Detention basin, Efficient fixtures or irrigation, Grade elevation & access, Green infrastructure & landscape features, Impact-resistant and hardened materials, Native plants & trees, Natural drainage system, Parks and open spaces, Permeable pavement, Rain gardens, Renewable & distributed energy, Retention pond or ice rink, Reuse systems, Wind-resistant construction
Walton County, Florida

Alys Beach

Alys Beach

Master planned community, Bioretention swales, Cool surfaces, Detention basin, Filtration systems, Grade elevation & access, Green infrastructure & landscape features, Heat prepared exterior, Ignition resistant materials, Impact-resistant and hardened materials, Native plants & trees, Natural drainage system, Parks and open spaces, Permeable pavement, Preserved natural features, Rain gardens, Renewable & distributed energy, Retention pond or ice rink, Seismic resistance, Strategic building orientation, Strategic density, Wind-resistant construction
Fort Wayne, Indiana

Promenade Park

Promenade Park

Park, Grade elevation & access, Green infrastructure & landscape features, Native plants & trees
New York, New York

Governors Island

Governors Island

Park, Grade elevation & access, Green infrastructure & landscape features, Native plants & trees
Austin, TX

The Waller Creek District and Tunnel

The Waller Creek District and Tunnel

Community facility, District, Park, Green infrastructure & landscape features, Native plants & trees, Reuse systems, Stormwater vault
Atlanta, GA

Cook Park

Cook Park

Park, Bioretention swales, Detention basin, Filtration systems, Green infrastructure & landscape features, Native plants & trees, Natural drainage system, Rain gardens
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Chicago, Illinois

Studio Gang

Studio Gang

Commercial & office, Green infrastructure & landscape features, Green roofs, Native plants & trees, Natural drainage system
Oak Park, Illinois

District House

District House

Multi-family, Residential, Green infrastructure & landscape features, Green roofs, Native plants & trees
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Cedar Rapids River Corridor Redevelopment Plan

Cedar Rapids River Corridor Redevelopment Plan

Flood walls, Green infrastructure & landscape features
Washington, District of Columbia

District Wharf

District Wharf

Master planned community, Efficient fixtures or irrigation, Elevated mechanicals, Grade elevation & access, Green infrastructure & landscape features, Green roofs, Native plants & trees, Permeable pavement, Rain gardens, Rainwater cistern, Tree boxes
Tucson, Arizona

Meander Bend Park

Meander Bend Park

Park, Climate/ hazard modeling, Green infrastructure & landscape features
Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Rose

The Rose

Residential, Efficient fixtures or irrigation, Filtration systems, Green infrastructure & landscape features, Native plants & trees, Rain gardens, Rainwater cistern, Reuse systems, Stormwater vault
Washington, D.C.

The Avenue

The Avenue

Mixed use, Filtration systems, Green infrastructure & landscape features, Green roofs, Rainwater cistern, Retention pond or ice rink, Reuse systems
Harris County, Texas

Stonebrook Estates

Stonebrook Estates

Master planned community, Bioretention swales, Detention basin, Filtration systems, Green infrastructure & landscape features, Natural drainage system
Houston, Texas

Buffalo Bayou Park

Buffalo Bayou Park

Park, Detention basin, Green infrastructure & landscape features, Native plants & trees, Natural drainage system, Retention pond or ice rink
Detroit, Michigan

Coleman A. Young Municipal Center

Coleman A. Young Municipal Center

Community facility, Green infrastructure & landscape features, Green roofs
Caldwell, Idaho

Indian Creek Daylighting

Indian Creek Daylighting

Park, Bioretention swales, Green infrastructure & landscape features, Native plants & trees, Natural drainage system, Permeable pavement
Boise, Idaho

Central Addition LIV District

Central Addition LIV District

District, Green infrastructure & landscape features, Permeable pavement, Renewable & distributed energy, Tree boxes
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Penn Park

Penn Park

Park, Bioretention swales, Green infrastructure & landscape features, Monitoring systems, Native plants & trees, Rain gardens, Rainwater cistern, Reuse systems
Portland, Oregon

Meier & Frank Delivery Depot

Meier & Frank Delivery Depot

Commercial & office, Bioretention swales, Efficient fixtures or irrigation, Filtration systems, Green infrastructure & landscape features, Green roofs, Monitoring systems, Rainwater cistern, Reuse systems
Raleigh, North Carolina

Market at Colonnade

Market at Colonnade

Commercial & office, Bioretention swales, Detention basin, Efficient fixtures or irrigation, Filtration systems, Green infrastructure & landscape features, Monitoring systems, Rainwater cistern, Reuse systems
Seattle, Washington

High Point

High Point

Residential, Bioretention swales, Green infrastructure & landscape features, Native plants & trees, Natural drainage system, Permeable pavement, Rain gardens, Retention pond or ice rink
Tampa, Florida

Encore!

Encore!

Master planned community, Filtration systems, Green infrastructure & landscape features, Native plants & trees, Permeable pavement, Reuse systems, Stormwater vault
Washington, District of Columbia

Canal Park

Canal Park

Park, Bioretention swales, Filtration systems, Green infrastructure & landscape features, Green roofs, Rain gardens, Rainwater cistern, Retention pond or ice rink, Reuse systems, Tree boxes
Burbank, California

Burbank Water and Power EcoCampus

Burbank Water and Power EcoCampus

Community facility, Detention basin, Filtration systems, Green infrastructure & landscape features, Green roofs, Native plants & trees, Permeable pavement, Reuse systems, Tree boxes
Boston, Massachusetts

Atlantic Wharf

Atlantic Wharf

Mixed use, Efficient fixtures or irrigation, Filtration systems, Green infrastructure & landscape features, Green roofs, Native plants & trees, Rainwater cistern, Reuse systems