Going Green

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WHAT: Building practices that conserve energy and resources, involving building materials, landscaping, appliances, lighting, plumbing and approaches to site selection, heating and cooling.

Rethinking the Built Environment: A Solution for Florida’s Water Woes?

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After decades of engineering ways to move water off land as quickly as possible, or pipe it to a pond for nominal treatment, water managers are rethinking the ground rules for development. Some say the answer lies in low impact development (LID) principles that employ a variety of “green” technologies — think grassy swales and berms, porous paving materials, even vegetated rooftops – to reduce stormwater runoff and treat it closer to the source.