"Modeling Sustainability"

Grace Episcopal Church, Syracuse, New York  

On August 9, 2013 the construction of the porous asphalt parking lot was complete at Grace Episcopal Church located at 819 Madison St. in Syracuse, New York. The new lot will mitigate the combined sewer overflows, reducing the runoff by 252,126 gallons per year based on the annual rainfall in Onondaga County. There is a rain garden along side of the church that will also contribute to the stormwater mitigation. 

The start of construction on the new parking lot:

Laying the foundation of the new parking lot:

Finished porous asphalt parking lot:

Rain garden previous to planting: