green infrastructure http://wfpl.org en Kentucky Center Scales Back Plans for Green Roof http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-center-scales-back-plans-green-roof <p>The <a href="http://www.kentuckycenter.org/" target="_blank">Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts</a> has revised its plans for the building’s green roof.</p> Mon, 27 May 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Erica Peterson 5542 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Center Scales Back Plans for Green Roof New Pavement at Ford Plant Diverts Millions of Gallons of Stormwater From Waterways http://wfpl.org/post/new-pavement-ford-plant-diverts-millions-gallons-stormwater-waterways <p>Ford’s Louisville Assembly Plant is getting recognition for a green infrastructure project the company completed last year.</p><p>The plant has a lot of paved surfaces…the employee parking lot alone is about 20 acres. And all of that pavement means when it rains, gallons of water and pollution runoff into nearby streams.</p> Sun, 26 May 2013 21:00:00 +0000 Erica Peterson 5544 at http://wfpl.org New Pavement at Ford Plant Diverts Millions of Gallons of Stormwater From Waterways U of L Conference Outlines Possibilities, Existing Barriers to Green Infrastructure http://wfpl.org/post/u-l-conference-outlines-possibilities-existing-barriers-green-infrastructure <p>There are already a number of green infrastructure projects underway in Louisville—green roofs, rain gardens, pervious parking lots, to name a few. But experts say there’s still a lot of untapped potential. A <a href="http://louisville.edu/kiesd/special-events/advancing-green-infrastructure-in-louisville.html" target="_blank">conference today</a> at the University of Louisville looked at those projects and discussed how to expand the efforts.</p> Thu, 13 Sep 2012 20:36:41 +0000 Erica Peterson 1653 at http://wfpl.org U of L Conference Outlines Possibilities, Existing Barriers to Green Infrastructure U of L Conference to Explore Green Infrastructure Possibilities http://wfpl.org/post/u-l-conference-explore-green-infrastructure-possibilities <p>The University of Louisville will hold <a href="http://louisville.edu/kiesd/special-events/advancing-green-infrastructure-in-louisville.html" target="_blank">a conference </a>on green infrastructure later this week. It’s meant to explore innovative ways to manage stormwater. &nbsp;</p><p>Stormwater experts are usually quick to point out there are two ways to manage water runoff and prevent floods—with concrete infrastructure like collecting basins and pipes, or with green infrastructure like rain gardens and green roofs.</p> Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:26:06 +0000 Erica Peterson 1624 at http://wfpl.org