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Green Infrastructure 2: Best Practices for Site Assessment

This course is one of an eight course series on Green Infrastructure that provides a template for design and implementation of Green Building concepts applicable to cities and municipalities.

This interactive online course is the second in the series and gives you the information and action items for assessing sites and identifying opportunities to implement Best Management Practices (BMPs) in “Green” planning, design and construction. Topics covered are:

  • Soil testing
  • Hydrologic and hydraulic analysis
  • Vegetation assessment, preservation, and transplantation
  • Invasive species evaluation

The other courses included in the "Green Building for Infrastructure" series are:

  • Green Infrastructure 1: Introduction to High Performance Guidelines
  • Green Infrastructure 3: Best Practices for Streetscape
  • Green Infrastructure 4: Best Practices for Pavement
  • Green Infrastructure 5: Best Practices for Utilities
  • Green Infrastructure 6: Best Practices for Stormwater Management
  • Green Infrastructure 7: Best Practices for Landscape
  • Green Infrastructure 8: Best Practices for Construction Practices

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Assess sites and determine opportunities for implementing High Performance best management practices (BMPs) in the planning, design and construction of Right Of Way projects.
  • Identify appropriate soil tests corresponding to BMP strategies during the preliminary design investigation.
  • Analyze hydrologic and hydraulic data of the site’s existing and proposed conditions to determine stormwater management needs and high performance opportunities.
  • Label existing vegetation and develop a plan for protecting existing plant material to preserve habitat, minimize site disturbance, and reduce capital costs for reinstallation of new plants.
  • List opportunities for transplanting existing planting material when necessary.
  • Explain a plan to eliminate invasive species to minimize long-term maintenance costs and protect preferred planting material.
  • Use the material to develop your own checklists to improve existing policies and procedure.

Course Price: $ 38.95

Continuing Education Credits approved for:
  • AIA
  • ICC
  • IEI
  • LEED
  • OAA