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LID

Delridge GSI Retrofit for CSO Control

Herrera just wrapped up a 13 block green infrastructure (GSI) retrofit for the City of Seattle. This GSI retrofit was built in the right-of-way to reduce combined sewer overflows to Longfellow Creek and was designed in partnership with a neighborhood greenway project in the Delridge neighborhood to enhance pedestrian mobility and increase ...

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Plaza and Green Stormwater Infrastructure at 811 Stark in Portland

Herrera designed the streetscape and urban plaza at 811 SE Stark Street in Portland, Oregon. This new mixed use building sits at a busy 5-way street intersection. Herrera worked with Works Progress Architecture to integrate a modern streetscape that would provide an intimate haven from the chaos of the adjacent roadway. An aspen grove is planted ...

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Beijing LID Conference

In 2015, China initiated its “Sponge City” program, the core of which is a 4.8 billion dollar investment in 16 cities that were selected for intensive stormwater treatment retrofits with the goal of solving severe flooding and water quality issues.  To the extent possible, China is hoping to address these issues using low impact development ...

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Getting Ready for New Stormwater Rules

Herrera's research to assess and optimize the performance of bioretention systems was featured in the DJC's Green Building Blog this week! http://www.djc.com/blogs/BuildingGreen/

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Crowdsourcing Design at a District Scale with the 2030 District Water Goal Calculator

The Seattle 2030 District is a groundbreaking high-performance building district in Downtown Seattle that aims to dramatically reduce environmental impacts of building construction and operations. What does the practical application of this goal look like? Join Herrera’s Chris Webb, Jason King, and Meghan Feller as they co-present with the ...

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Herrera’s GSI / LID Services in the News

A recent Seattle DJC story  highlights the work Herrera was been doing with the Cities of Seattle and San Francisco and the WA State Department of Ecology to push low impact development (LID) and green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) forward over the last decade. The new regulations anticipated to go into place in 2015 contain rigorous ...

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Stillaguamish Tribe’s Natural Resources Department

The new Stillaguamish Tribe's Natural Resources Department building has opened in Arlington, Washington.  Per the Seattle DJC, This 13,000 s.f. office and lab building was designed by Anacortes-based Brooks Middleton Architect and "... was built to honor traditional tribal structures and make efficient use of natural resources. "  Herrera ...

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Portland Ecoroof Symposium – Linking Design + Science

Jason King, Senior Landscape Architect at Herrera, spoke in May at the annual Ecoroof Symposium in Portland, Oregon.   The conference is hosted by Portlands Ecoroof Program and featured local and regional experts sharing scientific research and case studies that explore the true costs and savings of ecoroofs. The event included architects, ...

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LEED for Sustainable Site Design

One aspect of our site design tool-kit here at Herrera (including site civil and landscape architecture) is demonstrated with  LEED projects of a variety of sizes and scales.  Our knowledge and expertise of stormwater,  open space, habitat, water conserving irrigation, and water reuse.   Our ...

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