Going Green Can Cost Less

Heather Diemer - Wednesday, September 06, 2017
By Chelsea Bellay It might be a surprise, but green infrastructure (GI) construction costs can be lower than conventional design. If you think about it, traditional infrastructure systems typically involve curbs, gutters, piping, inlets and manufactured water quality structures. While GI systems are designed to use existing drainage patterns, vegetated swales and other best management practices (BMPs) for the conveyance and treatment of stormwater runoff. GI techniques aim to mimic the natural water cycle, reduce overall stormwater management requirements and lessen the need for costly drainage systems. GI practices can even regenerate and strengthen over time rather than wearing down - increasing life-span and reducing the need for costly replacement. MORE BENEFI [Read more]