Buildings and urbanization play a critical role in watershed depletion. As our populous continues to grow and urban sprawl overtakes more of our green space, how can we look to our buildings to replicate our watersheds and restore our natural ecosystems? We will discuss how regulations and standards, particularly those of the EPA, impact stormwater management. We will examine the critical role that buildings play in implementing green infrastructure and how these BMP’s emulate ecosystems in form and function.
When is a roof more than a roof? How do we integrate BMP’s through the roof, building envelope, and at-grade to function as a system? What are the emerging trends in regulations and design that will start to stimulate greater implementation of ecosystem management systems?