Green Infrastructure (GI) is a range of vegetative and pervious practices that promote development that mimics the natural, pre-development conditions of the area.
Sustainable Landscaping (SL): Set of practices that work with natural environment to sustain local habitat, conserve energy and water, and improve air and water quality and user experience. Examples include trees, grasses, impervious conversations, and native plantings.
Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI): Set of GI practices that also provide stormwater management by infiltration, filtration, and detention. Examples include:
- Bioretention, basins and bioswales
Depressed, vegetated areas that capture, infiltrate or filter, and treat stormwater runoff
- Tree trenches
A bioretention facility that includes a tree planted within engineered soil that is designed to remove additional stormwater and pollutants and help address the urban heat island effect
- Permeable pavements
Hard surfaces that allow water to flow through the surface and into a subbase of open graded rock.
- Green roofs
Vegetated roofs that absorb rainwater, provide habitat, and improve water and air quality
- Rain Barrels, cisterns and stormwater reuse
Various methods to capture, store, and re-use stormwater