Sustainability Statistics

Land 

  • The design was very sensitive to the existing wooded area on the campus. With a light hand, the design leads the visitor down a line to a circular seating space. A small footprint of 2,400 SF activates and enhances the beauty of the 60,000-SF context.

Planting 

  • 229 trees protected on-site.
  • 29 eastern redbud trees planted, which are native to the region.
  • The project avoids annual planting.

Water 

  • 97% permeable surfaces.
  • The trees can intercept 114,500 gallons of water, which are equivalent to the water usage of 115 Americans.*

Carbon, Energy + Air 

  • The project uses materials local to Houston including limestone, concrete, and gravel.
  • The trees sequester 24,480 pounds of carbon annually.**

Economics 

  • The garden is low maintenance offering longevity and cost savings to the client.
* The tree average for water interception is 500 gallons. American’s use an average of 100 gallons of water per day (EPA’s water trivia facts)
**120 pounds of CO2 per tree annually (This number is based on an average from the National Tree Benefits Calculator) One car produces an average of 8,320 pounds of CO2 per year. (The Code of Federal Regulations - 40 CFR 600.113)
Hewlett-Packard 9-11 Reflection Gardens
Hewlett-Packard 9-11 Reflection Gardens
Hewlett-Packard 9-11 Reflection Gardens

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