NWETC Offers Low Impact Development Course

The Northwest Educational Training Center is offering a course on

Low Impact Development:

Storm Water Management for Sustainable Design and Water Efficiency

NWETC Course ID: GBS-301, Wednesday, Sept 8, 9:oo am to 5:oo pm at 650 South Orcas Street, Suite 220, Georgetown. Registration:  $250/*$200. Register online.

The instructor is Teresa Burrelsman, Eco Via Consulting.  This course provides an overview of low-impact development approaches and resources for building industry professionals. Low Impact Development (LID) is an alternative, systems-level approach to conventional stormwater management. Critical for the Pacific Northwest where water quality and salmon habitat protection are key issues, LID offers opportunities for sustainable site design and water efficiency.

Course Topics:

  • What is LID?
  • Benefits of LID
  • Northwest Storm Water Issues
  • Salmon Habitat Effects
  • Bio-Retention and Rain Gardens
  • Tree Box Filters
  • Green Streets
  • Rainwater Capture
  • Green Roofs
  • Permeable Pavers
  • Soil Amendments
  • Green Infrastructure
  • EPA LID Guidelines
  • LID Case Studies
  • Cost Reduction through LID
  • LID Tools and Resources

The intended audience includes:

  • Environmental Professionals
  • Landscape Architects
  • Architects
  • Facility ManagersThose who are interested in incorporating LID into existing site

About the Instructor: Teresa Burrelsman, principal of Eco Via Consulting, delivers sustainable design strategies, facilitation and education. She has over 12 years of experience in building science, project management, and building simulation. As the Director of Sustainable Programs for Callison, one of the largest architecture and planning firms in the world, she developed a comprehensive sustainable education program and design toolkit to address the firm’s multiple markets. Her technical specialties include sustainable concept design, energy efficient building systems integration, low-impact site and storm water management, green roofs, and integrated project delivery. She led the King County Green Building Program for four years, conducted post-occupancy research for the City of Seattle Performance Evaluation Program and was the lead consultant on the original development of the USGBC LEED Retail Application Guide.


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