Australia’s recent heatwave has re-ignited the imperative of supporting tree canopy cover in Urban Areas. Homeowners and town planers alike have an imperative to retain water on the land they control, not just for their own immediate microclimate benefit, but for cities as a whole. StoneSet driveway Concrete Resurfacing (as well as fully Porous paving) are one of the best water retention strategies recommended by University researchers.
Category: Environmental and Commercial WSUD
Landscape Architects should be aware of the Sydney new Aerotropolis development. What’s not so well known is the amazing ‘green corridors’ planned, as part of the urban greening drive by the NSW Governments “5 Million trees” project. Here’s a summary of how water smart urban planning and development will use technologies like porous paving in the future.
Water Sensitive Urban Design technology like Porous Paving is all around us! This week the Australian Government body CRC for Water Sensitive Cities released an important document advising how best to achieve planning collaboration and better use of natural resources.
Is your development company looking to go green? Then you’re not alone. Environmental consciousness is becoming a marketable commodity. Customers want products that reduce waste, create opportunities for natural growth, and are environmental-friendly.
Australia is one of the world’s driest inhabited continents. Every organisation involved in constructing hardscapes or landscaping has the responsibility for preventing or reducing water pollution. We must also protect and conserve our part of the planet’s less than 3 percent fresh water.
Green home building practices, now required by law in most places in Australia, consider the impacts of building and landscaping on the environment to improve built environments and to preserve the planet for future generations. Building and landscaping alter environments around, so residential building contractors need to make every effort possible to ensure that their building practices reduce impacts or improve the environment around the house they build.