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Controlling Stormwater at the Source: Exploring best management practices

Photo courtesy Katie McKain

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates stormwater runoff is responsible for 70 percent of all water pollution in lakes, rivers, and creeks. When developers use conventional methods such as impervious surfaces, stormwater is often left uncontrolled. The emergence of low-impact development (LID) and effective stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs) are changing designers’ perceptions of stormwater from a constraint into an opportunity for natural processes to return.

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Hamline University grows a green roof

The green roof installed on the Anderson Center building at Hamline University (St. Paul, Minnesota) is a low-maintenance ecosystem covering the 167-m2 (1800-sf) rooftop. 

Photos © LiveRoof. Photos courtesy Hamline University

The new Anderson Center at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota, welcomed students this September with a 167-m2 (1800-sf) vegetated green roof. This elevated ecosystem project is part of the building development that has become the official entrance to the campus.

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