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07/24/2013

How Much Can Green Infrastructure Save You?

 
A new EPA calculator will help you avoid stormwater fees.

Choosing the right green infrastructure to combat stormwater runoff can be difficult, but a new EPA tool aims to make the process easier.

The National Stormwater Calculator estimates your runoff based on local soil conditions, slope, land cover, and historical rainfall records, then presents different scenarios to help you assess the potential impact of different infrastructure improvements.

Recommendations range from affordable changes like rain barrels and rain gardens to higher-profile investments like green roofs. An update planned for later this year will allow users to link to future climate scenarios such as heavy precipitation events.

Reducing your stormwater runoff can help you avoid associated fees, as well as protecting local waterways and drinking water resources from pollutants.

To see which green investments your site could benefit from, check out the calculator at www.epa.gov.

 


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Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.

We Can Help You Reduce Energy by 30%

Our mission is to help our customers manage their buildings' energy costs, improve reliability, and enhance performance while having a positive impact on the environment.
CLICK HERE to find out how.


 
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