Green Before Gray: Elements of Sustainable Infrastructure

APA Alaska Chapter

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Monday, November 16, 2015
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. AKST

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Overview

This session is designed to outline the problems associated with storm water runoff in urban settings and provide examples of elements that may be included in the planning stages of a project to address the problem and a cost comparison of traditional versus green initiative elements. The examples shown use a variety of features appropriate for Alaskan projects with variable sizes, settings, and budget constraints. There is no regulatory preference for using any of the elements described in the session; they are presented to provide audience members with information only. The educational purpose is to describe a persistent problem with urban construction- storm water runoff; and presents the audience with real-life strategies to address the problem. The presentation will present an overview of the problem and a catalog of different green initiative elements that have been successfully incorporated into the planning process of the projects.

 

Speakers

Jeanne Swartz

Confirmed Speaker

Jeanne Swartz is an Environmental Protection Specialist with the state of Alaska’s Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC). Jeanne currentlyworks in the Northpoint Source section of the Divison of Water. Jeanne has worked for ADEC for more than five years and manages grants to remediate and improve water quality in ... Read More