#e.23741 Tuesday 8:30AM to Wednesday 5:00PM
December 3-4, 2013
CM | 10.00

Introduction to LID and LEED

Raleigh, NC

Low Impact Development (LID) is typically defined as a stormwater management design framework aimed at minimizing the negative impacts of stormwater runoff. LID includes: mimicking pre-development hydrology, tree conservation, maximizing open space, maintenance, structural practices, and education.

This course addresses LID in the contexts of design, planning, implementation, and maintenance. The INTRODUCTORY course is designed for planners, engineers, landscape architects, realtors, surveyors, local governments, and anyone else interested in environmentally friendly, cost-efficient developments. Since a significant amount of material is covered during this session, the INTRODUCTORY course gives an overview of LID from a holistic perspective. One may call it a survey of LID.

Various components of LID are fragmented and discussed in more detail in other courses offered through Extension. Upon completion of this course, students should be able to engage in intellectual discussions involving LID, apply principles learned in design and review scenarios, and identify intricate components of an LID, coupled with how each component functions and contributes to the overall system.

This course is organized into 11 parts:

1. What is LID?
2. Advantages and Disadvantages of LID
3. Impediments to the implementation of LID
4. Practical applications of LID
5. LID and Stormwater Management
6. LID and Conservation Design
7. LID and Smart Growth
8. Economics of LID
9. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
10. Case Studies
11. Design Exercise

This course is the first course in the LID CERTIFICATION series (for additional information on the LID Certification, please visit bae.ncsu.edu/topic/lid). Following the successful completion of this course you should consider taking the POLICY course.



Dwane Jones AICP

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