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Green Growth Guidelines


The purpose of the Green Growth Guidelines is to demonstrate how low impact development (“LID”) strategies can result in significant positive impacts on the environment while providing superior outcomes both socially and economically. Green Growth Guidelines outlines the environmental, social, and economic benefits from use of LID strategies when compared to today’s conventional development approach. 



Cover and Acknowledgements

Table of Contents and Summary

References and Appendices

Chapter 1 Site Fingerprinting Utilizing GIS & GPS

Chapter 1 Exhibits

#1:  Topographic and Hydrologic Features (1-9)

#2:  Available Infrastructure (1-10)

#3:  Surrounding Land Uses (1-11)

#4:  Landmarks and Other Sites (1-12)

#5:  Wetlands, Stream & Groundwater Recharge Areas (1-13)

#6:  Floodplain and Elevations (1-14)

#7:  Vegetation Types and Extent of Coverage (1-15)

#8:  Soils Analysis (1-16)

#9:  Areas of Special Concern with Setbacks and Buffers (1-17)

#10:  Downstream Coastal Resources of Concern

#11:  Composite- Buildable, Primary and Secondary Conservation Areas (1-19)


*** Exhibits are formatted for 11" x 17" sheets


Chapter 2  Designing with Landform

Principles, Impervious Cover, Native Vegetation and Soils (2-1 to 2-9)

Chapter 2 continued

Wetlands, Streams, Wildlife Habitat, Buffers, Greenspace (2-10 to 2-19)

Chapter 2 continued

Street and Parking Design, Lot Development, Stormwater Management, Design Comparison (2-20 to 2-31)

Chapter 2 Exhibits

Designs: Conventional, Community Preserve, Village (2-32,33,34)

Chapter 2 continued

Development Types (2-33 to 2-37)

Chapter 2 continued

Comparison Model Site Plan (2-38 to 2-43)

Chapter 2 continued

Revenue and Cost Analysis (2-44 to 2-60 end of chapter)

Chapter 3 Low Impact Development and Stormwater Management

Natural Process for Stormwater Management (3-1to 3-10)

Chapter 3 continued

Stormwater Practices: Ponds, Wetlands, Bioretention, Infiltration (3-11 to 3-24)

Chapter 3 continued

Stormwater Practices:

Chapter 3 continued

Stormwater Practices:  Filtration, Green Roofs, Permeable Paving, Oil Grit Separator (3-39 to 3-62 end of chapter)

Chapter 4 Streambank Stabilization

Erosion, Channels, Zones, Bioengineering and Vegetation Practices (4-1 to 4-10)

Chapter 4 continued

Temporary Reinforcement: Coir Rolls & Fiber mats, Permanent Reinforcement: Synthetic Solutions (4-11 to 4-15)

Chapter 4 continued

Pole Plantings, Brushlayering, Contour Wattling (4-16 to 4-20)

Chapter 4 continued

Contour Wattling (continued), Brush Trench, Rock Rolls, Vegetation Gabions, and Cribwalls (4-21 to 4-25)

Chapter 4 continued

Cribwalls (continued), Revetments, Bendway Weirs and Low Sills (4-26 to 4-30)