How can a residential homeowner implement sustainable design practices such as rain gardens, permeable pavers and green roofs to help manage storm water and prevent flooding and runoff?
AuthorDe Jesus, Arthur
PublisherDepartment of Urban Horticulture and Design of the State University of New York, Farmingdale State College
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Subjectbest management practices
sustainable design practices
AbstractThis research explores how a common homeowner can implement different sustainable methods to help improve stormwater runoff on a residential suburban property. Rain gardens, green roofs and permeable pavers are all methods that help reduce flooding and help with surface runoff. By replacing concrete driveways with permeable pavers and by adding rain gardens and a green roof to a property, stormwater will be filtered and absorbed, reducing the runoff significantly. Implementing these methods will show homeowners that there are more effective ways to manage stormwater rather than a catch basin, drain, or well. The site is located on Long Island, New York.
DescriptionA Design Capstone submitted to the Department of Urban Horticulture and Design of the State University of New York, Farmingdale State College. Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Bachelor’s of Technology In Landscape Development, December 2018 Long Island, NY. Advised by Professor Stevie Famulari. Course: HORT 474- Capstone.
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