LEED-Like Road Design

May 17, 2011  /  Lifestyle

There is a new LEED-like rating system focusing on road design. The Houston Chronicle and Ultimate Montrose Reports:

Similar to the LEED rating system for buildings, the Greenroads rating system was created at the University of Washington and measures sustainability features in roadway design, said Walter P. Moore engineer Camilo Daza, who expects the Bagby Street project to be certified at the silver level.

In addition to improving the pedestrian experience through Midtown with well-placed wider sidewalks, including a shaded boardwalk between Gray and Hadley, the Bagby Street design includes a series of rain gardens, special street-side landscaping features that will help filter storm water runoff, Daza said.

 

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