In Australia, as part of the effort to reduce the risk of flooding from heavy rainfall, new residential and commercial construction is being designed with on-site water detention facilities as part of the drainage system. What that does is slow down the storm water runoff to help reduce the impact on local waterways.
Commercial project administrators and business owners have numerous considerations to make when designing an environment for their staff and patrons.
One of the most valuable natural resources in Australia is rainwater. Collecting rainwater has been a primary interest in roof construction for several decades. Fortunately, the StoneSet system for permeable paved surfaces supports the harvesting and re-use of rainwater.
The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) was established in 2002 as the country’s authority on sustainable buildings, communities and cities. The organisation’s vision is to “create healthy, resilient and positive places for people and the natural environment.” In 2003, the GBCA launched the Green Star – a national, voluntary system for rating sustainable solutions in design and construction.
Commercial clients are way more concerned with the future than private individuals. They often have shareholders and supervisors to answer to, and they may have to report to governing bodies months after the project is complete. They are more concerned about what they will have to do down the road than with the initial investment. Fortunately, StoneSet can help your commercial clients meet their long-term goals.
The traditional response to stormwater management has been to convey it by pipes or channels directly by a discharge point such as a nearby river, lake, creek or ocean. The goal has been to move as much water as possible from an urban area as quickly as possible. The biggest challenge happens when dealing with large, impervious paved spaces.