Quantifying environmental, social, and economic benefits of landscapes is increasingly important for design professionals. The Landscape Performance Series first mentioned on PaveShare last October features case studies of LAF-funded student-faculty research teams that document performance benefits of exemplary projects.
At McKinley High School in Buffalo, NY, permeable pavers, rain gardens, a green roof, and retention cistern contributed to reducing stormwater run-off as part of a 2014 school renovation. Permeable pavers were responsible for nearly 20% of the overall reduction in stormwater run-off. Explore details of this 2014 project, and similar case studies at the Landscape Architecture Foundation.