Posts tagged with "stormwater"

U.S. Bank Stadium site of Super Bowl LII

Super Bowl LII, U.S. Bank Stadium and Stormwater Management

While most Minnesota Vikings signage will be removed inside U.S. Bank Stadium to provide a neutral venue for the 2018 Super Bowl game, some things won’t change — and that’s good for the environment.  

U.S. Bank Stadium (which was certified LEED Gold by the U.S. Green Building Council this past November) and its surroundings include many sustainable design featuresSome are readily visible, like the energy-efficient LED lighting, signage pointing out composting and recycling bins, landscaping that uses native trees and grasses, and easy access to mass transit via light rail and bus service. Some, like stormwater management practices, are less obvious but vitally important, considering the stadium’s proximity to the Mississippi River. Continue reading

Rainwater harvest and reuse at a master planned community

Rainwater Harvesting

Rainwater harvesting techniques are growing in popularity as concerns increase over water supplies. Rainwater differs from stormwater, insofar as rainwater is collected from a roof or other surface before it reaches the ground. The many benefits of water reuse include: improved ground water quality and quantity, increased ground water tables, reduced strain on other water supplies, improved sensitivity to and connection with natural water cycles, reduced water costs, reduce flood flows, reduced top soil loss, and improved plant growth.

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