- The project protects floodplain functions.
- The degraded site was redeveloped.
- Previously disturbed ecological conditions were restored.
- Erosion control strategies include geotextiles for stabilization, plants selected for root stability and retaining walls placed to prevent water run-off.
- Healthy soils were conserved, and soils were amended.
- 500 native trees were added to reforest areas.
- Loose planting was used to encourage habitat restoration.
- 10 acres utilize no-maintenance planting.
- 365 trees were saved.
- Water usage was reduced by 50%.
- Trees have the potential for intercepting 250,000 gallons of water which are equivalent to the water usage for 250 American residents for one day.*
- Water quality improved while turbidity decreased on-site.
- The project has a detention requirement and the land mitigation creates a site responsive to major floods.
Carbon, Energy + Air
- Regional materials were used.
- The project reduced light pollution.
- Tree canopies reduce temperatures by up to 10 degrees in shady spots.
- The trees sequester 60,000 pounds of carbon annually, which offset 7.2 cars per year.**
- Passive cooling strategies include tree planting for canopy shade and water features.
- Air quality is improved via carbon sequestration through planting.
- Maintenance cost savings resulted from planting strategy and land mitigation.
- Waste was reduced during construction.
- Sustainably manufactured materials were used.
- Organic material was recycled.
- The project provides outdoor space for employees to walk, congregate, and relax.
- The outdoor space has wireless connectivity for outdoor work options and social connectivity.
- The project provides optimal accessibility, safety, and wayfinding.
- The project is LEED registered.