Green Up DC – DC's Web Site for Stormwater, Energy and Solar Evaluations by Property Owners.
Abstract:The District of Columbia has been issued a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit that requires retrofitting impervious area with stormwater management measures or Best Management Practices (BMPs). The DC Department of the Environment (DDOE) launched a multi-pronged effort to incentivize property owners to install BMPs including rain barrels, rain gardens, shade trees, pervious pavers, downspout disconnection, green roofs, and conservation lndscaping on their property. The DDOE has developed a web portal, referred to as Green Up DC, that allows property owners to view aerial photos of their property and to test a range of options for reducing stormwater runoff. The Green Up DC web site makes it easy for property owners to make decisions about what green projects might be suitable for their property, based on information they enter. The stormwater module builds on a portal platform developed by CH2M HILL and CRITIGEN to assess the solar energy potential of roof tops.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: January 1, 2012
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