Green Infrastructure Incentives In Nation’s Capital
Figure 1. Example of an enhanced bioretention design with an underdrain and infiltration sump/storage layer

Innovative storm water regulation establishes private market that pays dividends to property owners for retrofits and improves Washington, DC’s waterbodies in the process.
Marsha W. Johnston
BioCycle September 2013, Vol. 54, No. 9, p. 25

 

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Editorial: Integrated Solutions
Nora Goldstein, BioCycle

Nora Goldstein
BioCycle October 2012, Vol. 53, No. 10, p. 4

Compost In The Green Infrastructure Tool Box
Runoff curve numbers (CN) have been developed to assist designers in using compost blankets as a storm water volume reduction management practice. These include vegetated blankets.

Compost blankets are very effective at “keeping rainfall where it falls,” helping to achieve maximum storm water volume reduction in tandem with bioretention cells and rain gardens. Part II
Britt Faucette
BioCycle October 2012, Vol. 53, No. 10, p. 33

 

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Economic Case For Green Infrastructure
Green infrastructure enhancements as a result of the City of Seattle’s Green Streets program have increased real estate values there by 6 percent.

Reducing the amount of storm water and load of pollutants entering the treatment system “grid” or conveyed directly to surface waters can have an immediate impact on how much money is spent to treat these waters. Part I
Britt Faucette
BioCycle August 2012, Vol. 53, No. 8, p. 36

 

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Recycled Organics Make Splash In Green Infrastructure
Seattle storm water management

The cities of Seattle, Washington and Portland, Oregon have been early leaders in using storm water management tools that incorporate compost.

David McDonald, Shanti Colwell and Henry Stevens
BioCycle March 2012, Vol. 53, No. 3, p. 39