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ADAPTING TO LOW- IMPACT DEVELOPMENT

In the rainy Northwest, stormwater management regulations inextricably tie the health of our economy to the ecological health of streams, lakes and Puget Sound. In 2015-16, new Dept. of Ecology rules will be adopted by local jurisdictions, directing developers, builders and public works engineers to use low-impact development (LID) practices on most projects to treat and control stormwater runoff on-site. What will be the cost and effectiveness of rain gardens, bioswales, pourous pavement and green roofs? Will LID designs replace traditional stormwater detention requirements? Come join the conversation as we explore the challenges and business opportunities presented by the evolution of development standards toward sustainability.

The New World of Stormwater Management

This Symposium occured in the past:  

8:00 am - 1:00 pm, Friday October 3, 2014

1500 Jefferson St. SE, Olympia

WA Department of Enterprise Services LEED Platinum Building

 

The Symposium was a convergence of minds ideas and energy, public, private and nonprofit partners now moving forward to make a collective impact

Visit the Shared Resources Library on CommonAgenda *    Request to join a Stormwater Impact Group.

Download the Background Paper for this Symposium

In the rainy Northwest, stormwater management regulations inextricably tie the health of our economy to the ecological health of streams, lakes and Puget Sound.  In 2015-16, new Dept. of Ecology rules will be adopted by local jurisdictions, directing developers, builders and public works engineers to use low-impact development (LID) practices on most projects to treat and control stormwater runoff on-site.  What will be the cost and effectiveness of rain gardens, bioswales, pourous pavement and green roofs?  Will LID designs replace traditional stormwater detention requirements? Come join the conversation as we explore the challenges and business opportunities presented by the evolution of development standards toward sustainability.

Art Castle, Executive Director BIAW

With Art Castle, Executive Vice President

Building Industry Association of Washington

And a Panel of Development Community Leaders

(see below for a photo and bio of each presenter)

Public Sector Panelists:  Presenting an Overview of NPDES Phase II Permit Requirements and local code update processes:


Dan Gariepy, Washington Department of Ecology - Dan's Presentation

Eric Christensen, Stormwater Engineer with the City of Olympia - Eric's Presentation


And Private Sector Panelists - Developers, designers, landscaping companies:

Tom Campbell, Owner and Developer, Clearwater Commons  - Tom's Presentation
Ron Thomas, Thomas Architecture Studio - Ron's Presentation - Link to Bayan Trails Project
Bob Connolly, Skillings Connolly, Inc. - Bob's Presentation
Erica Guttman, WSU Extension Water Resources Program - Erica's Presentation

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Speaker Bios

Art Castle, Executive Vice President, Building Industry Association  of Washington

Art Castle is the Executive Vice President of the Building Industry Association of Washington, and former Executive of the Home Builders Association of Kitsap County for seventeen years from May 1994.  There, Art was instrumental in initiating the “Build A Better Kitsap” program (now named Built Green®), a market-based environmentally friendly building program in 1997.  In 2007, the Kitsap HBA completed a major retrofit of their office site as a Low Impact Development Showcase project and helped develop some of the earliest LID standards in the state for Kitsap County and its 4 cities as another market-based environmental solution.   Building on that work, he managed a contract with the Department of Ecology to train members throughout the state on low impact development, the new NPDES permit requirements, and how members could get involved in comprehensive plan updates.  He is a graduate of Florida International University and can be reached at artc@biaw.com

Without the partnership of our Symposium Co-sponsors, this dynamic community conversation would not be possible!

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