Please join us Monday, March 17, 2014 at the Kittredge Center, Holyoke Community College, Holyoke, MA for a day-long workshop on
Nuts & Bolts of Green Infrastructure
Greening our Streets and Neighborhoods
Mike makes noise to alert the "speed daters" that it's time to rotate to the next booth!
|9:00-9:20||Welcome, introductions, overview of the day and interactive exercise including how to get the most out of the vendor fair and participation in interactive polling exercise|
|9:20-10:00||Design and construction considerations and process on green infrastructure BMPs Major steps in the process and important considerations; which practice makes sense where, and special considerations for using a suite of BMPs|
|10:15-11:45||The nitty gritty of design and construction on three green infrastructure projects (Case Studies) A virtual tour and technical information about how projects were designed, permitted, constructed, as well as information on cost and maintenance.
|11:45-12:15||Ask the experts (facilitated discussion) Ask questions, exchange ideas, and share your experience on green infrastructure construction and design with a panel of practitioners|
|12:15-1:00||Lunch and Networking Activities (free box lunch provided)|
|1:00-3:00||Vendor fair Vendors and contractors representing the range of materials and services used for stormwater green infrastructure projects fill a room to showcase their products. Participants “speed date” with the vendors to learn about the New England network of materials, resources, and contractors involved in green infrastructure|
|3:00 4:00||Key tools and resources to help practitioners design, construct, and maintain Green Infrastructure systems Specific resources and tools used by practitioners in design, construction, and maintenance of green infrastructure BMPs|
Sponsors: USEPA Region 1 *** Pioneer Valley Planning Commission *** Massachusetts Water Resources Research Center
PVPC participation supported through the Connecticut River Stormwater Committee and a HUD Sustainable Communities Initiative Regional Planing Grant for the Sustainable Knowledge Corridor project