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Sustainability Although you may think of sustainability as a term only pertaining to the environment, sustainability can actually cover a multitude of topics. It may come as a surprise that the most well-known definition of sustainability doesn’t even mention anything directly about the environment. “Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present [...]
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Stormwater Stormwater is rainwater or melted snow that runs off streets, lawns, and other sites.When stormwater is absorbed into soil, it is filtered and ultimately replenishes aquifers or flows into streams and rivers. In developed areas, however, impervious surfaces such as pavement and roofs prevent precipitation from naturally soaking into the ground. Instead, water runs [...]
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Site Selection Buildings are often placed where they are most convenient, without considering the possible affects the building may have on the landscape and chosen site. Because of this, site selection has an important bearing on the planning and design of a building. Proper site selection takes into consideration the effects of the building on [...]
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Transportation It’s no secret that in modern society, we are increasingly dependent on our personal automobiles. In fact, according to the US Census Bureau, over 75% of Americans drive alone to work. Purchasing gas, waiting in traffic, and having to focus on the road is exhausting and impractical. Clean, modern, and desirable public transportation is [...]
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Location We have all heard the saying “location, location, location” as the three most important things a property should have. And it’s true – location is key to consider for any building project. Explore what makes a “good” location – from safety and property values, to nearby schools and water views. Access to urban amenities [...]
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