Choosing a Green Infrastructure Framework? Consider Light Imprint

March 2011
Stormwater;Mar/Apr2011, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p28
Trade Publication
The article offers information on Light Imprint framework, a collection of green initiatives that are compiled in a practical matrix printed in the "Light Imprint Handbook: Integrating sustainability and community design," and is also available at www.lightimprint.org. Light Imprint offers more than 60 green techniques in paving streets and walkways, channeling and saving water, and filtering surface water before releasing them into an aquifer. Light Imprint introduces tools that can help manage stormwater runoff.


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