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Green Infrastructure 6: Best Practices for Stormwater Management

This course is the sixth of an eight course series on Green Infrastructure that provides a template for design and implementation of Green Building concepts as they apply to cities and municipalities.

This 3-hour interactive online course gives you the information and action items to assess sites and identify opportunities to use Best Management Practices (BMPs) in “Green” planning, design and construction. You'll get:

  • Integrated stormwater management planning
  • Water pollution prevention
  • Construction runoff prevention
  • Surface pretreatments for filtering runoff
  • Catch basin inserts and water quality inlets
  • Detention and Infiltration structures
  • Constructed wetlands

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

  • Green Infrastructure 1: Introduction to High Performance Guidelines
  • Green Infrastructure 2: Best Practices for Site Assessment
  • Green Infrastructure 3: Best Practices for Streetscape
  • Green Infrastructure 4: Best Practices for Pavement
  • Green Infrastructure 5: Best Practices for Utilities
  • Green Infrastructure 7: Best Practices for Landscape
  • Green Infrastructure 8: Best Practices for Construction Practices

It is recommended that you take the Introduction course before taking the Best Practices courses.

Learning Objectives

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

  • List Green Building Best Practices as they apply to Stormwater Management
  • Discuss a proactive, integrated planning approach to urban stormwater management
  • Define watershed-based drainage master plans and associated policies
  • Explain pollution prevention and source control strategies to minimize damage to water sources and aquatic ecosystems
  • Label water quality inlets to treat the highly polluted water quality volume of the design storm
  • Explain surface pretreatment BMPs to remove sediments, salts, pollution, and debris
  • Describe underground detention structures to temporarily attenuate and store runoff during peak flow periods
  • Label surface and underground infiltration structures within or adjacent to the right-of-way to reduce stormwater runoff volumes and peak flows, improve water quality, and promote groundwater recharge
  • Discuss constructed wetlands – permanent pools of water that are populated by wetland plants and aquatic organisms – to reduce, detain and treat stormwater runoff
  • Use the material to develop your own checklists to improve existing policies and procedure

Course Price: $ 116.85

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