- EPA Green Infrastructure Wizard – GIWiz offers you access to a repository of EPA-sourced Green Infrastructure tools and resources designed to support and promote sustainable water management and community planning decisions. The tools and resources available through GIWiz will help you analyze problems, understand management options, calculate design parameters, analyze costs and benefits, evaluate tradeoffs, engage stakeholders, and/or develop education and outreach campaigns. GIWiz is made possible through a cross-agency collaboration involving EPA’s Office of Research and Development, Office of Policy, Office of Water, and Regional staff.
- Low Impact Development Life Cycling Costing Tool – Accurately estimating the life cycle costs for low impact development (LID) practices can in itself be a costly and time-consuming process. The STEP life cycle costing tool (LCCT) facilitates this process and allows users to generate realistic, reasonably accurate costs estimates for LID stormwater practices.
- Portland Green Streets Stewards Maintenance Guide – Becoming a green street steward is a rewarding way to care for your community and help to
keep Portland’s rivers clean. This guide describes the simple activities that you can do to help
maintain a green street.
- Portland Green Streets Stewards Activity Log – Use this PDF to track your time and work for green infrastructure maintenance.
- The Value of Green Infrastructure: A Guide to Recognizing Its Economic, Environmental and Social Benefits – A broad analysis that is the first to place an economic value on the numerous benefits provided by green infrastructure. Goals: 1- Inform decision-makers and planners about the multiple benefits green infrastructure delivers to communities, 2- guide communities in valuing the benefits of potential green infrastructure investments .
- The Green Values® Stormwater Management Calculator – The Green Values® Stormwater Management Calculator is designed to help plan green infrastructure solutions to prevent flooding for single buildings or larger neighborhood and community scale efforts. The calculator is for planners, landscape architects, municipal staff and homeowners to explore value of green infrastructure.
- Tap Into: A WaterNow Alliance Initiative – A WaterNow Alliance initiative to help communities and utilities. The WaterNow Alliance mission is to help water leaders solve their most pressing challenges. The team has launched the Tap into Resilience initiative to build water resilience at the community level and assist utilities nationwide with the adoption of localized water infrastructure.
- New Jersey Green Infrastructure Municipal Toolkit – This toolkit is a product of New Jersey Future’s Mainstreaming Green Infrastructure program, which aims to move green stormwater infrastructure practices into the mainstream. To accelerate and facilitate the mainstreaming process, New Jersey Future works with municipalities, developers, state agencies, and nonprofit partners to provide education, training, and direct technical assistance.
- The Water Research Foundation’s Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Focus Group – The Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Focus Group seeks to identify facilities and communities that are interested in working together to examine ideas, practices, and programs that will enhance their stormwater and green infrastructure initiatives. It will provide data sharing opportunities focusing on the design, cost, performance, maintenance, and communications aspects of green infrastructure programs and practices.
- World Resources Institute’s Green-Gray Assessment – How to assess the costs and benefits of Green Infrastructure for water supply systems.
- Low Impact Development Life Cycle Costing Tool – Accurately estimating the life cycle costs for low impact development (LID) practices can be a costly and time-consuming process. The LID life cycle costing tool (LCCT) facilitates this process and allows users to produce realistic cost estimates based on user-specified LID design and economic information. The LCCT provides cost estimates for the construction, inspection, and maintenance of LID stormwater practices.
- Guidelines for the Design and Construction of Stormwater Management Systems – Guidelines for the design and construction of stormwater management systems developed by the New York City Department of Environmental Protection in consultation with the New York City Department of Buildings.
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