Low Impact Development Manual for Schools

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LID Technical Assistance for Student Engineers


Sustainability Ambassadors created the Stormwater Master Campus Planning Manual for schools as a curriculum-based engineering, science and policy guide for how to construct and maintain green infrastructure and other Low Impact Develop techniques on school property. It was developed in collaboration with Cascade Design Collaborative with Funding support from Tahoma School District and the State Farm Youth Advisory BoardAdapted from the LID Technical Guidance Manual for Puget Sound developed by the WSU Puyallup Stormwater Research Center and the Puget Sound Partnership, the manual is designed in modular units for replication in other cities and school districts. 


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Like a Forest 

  • Nature
  • Bullitt Center
  • SEED - Sustainable Education Every Day
  • Living City Design Competition

What’s the problem?

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  • Population Pressure
  • Non-point Source Pollution
  • Development Presents Challenges
  • Types of Pollution

Who’s Working on It?
  • WSU Puyallup LID Research Program
  • The Puget Sound Partnership
  • King County
  • Legal Requirements for Every City
  • Curriculum Integration - Tahoma School District
  • What the Law Actually Says 

Design Process 

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  • Set Goals, Parameters and Constraints
  • Site Analysis
  • Schematic Design - Concept Plans
  • Design Development
  • Construction Documentation
  • Construction Administration/Maintenance Oversight

Solutions Library

Preserve and Restore Soils (With Compost)

Raingardens

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Porous Pavement

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Rain Harvesting Cisterns

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Green Roofs

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Appendix

10 Things You Can Do At Home

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Annotated Learning Links

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Glossary of Terms

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Plant Identification Cards

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