"Modeling Sustainability"

Gear Factory Porous Concrete Lot and Bioretention Area, Syracuse, New York  

Under Onondaga County's "Save the Rain" program NSE designed green infrastructure consisting of a pervious (porous) concrete lot and a streetside bioretention area.  The lot replaced a former impervious compacted stone lot to manage runoff from the lot.  The bioretention area manages runoff from the adjoining Fayette Street.  The project is discussed on the Save the Rain website.

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