28 Apr '12, 4pm

Report: Green Infrastructure Cuts Costs and Benefits Community

Green infrastructure is an economical solution for separating polluted stormwater runoff from clean water, according to a new report released jointly by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), American Rivers, the Water Environment Federation (WEF), and ECONorthwest. The report, “Banking on Green: How Green Infrastructure Saves Municipalities Money and Provides Economic Benefits Community-wide,” finds that environmentally friendly buildings save taxpayers’ dollars, help prevent flooding, and improve water quality, among other benefits. This report was produced in an effort to quantify the economic profits of green infrastructure. “For many decades, landscape architects have been helping communities large and small manage their stormwater with innovative green infrastructure solutions, such as green roofs, rain gardens, bioswales, and pervious pavements,” says ...

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