BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 METHOD:PUBLISH X-WR-TIMEZONE:America/New_York PRODID:-//Apple Inc.//iCal 3.0//EN CALSCALE:GREGORIAN X-WR-CALNAME:Park School X-APPLE-CALENDAR-COLOR:#222222 BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:America/New_York X-LIC-LOCATION:America/New_York BEGIN:DAYLIGHT TZOFFSETFROM:-0500 TZOFFSETTO:-0400 TZNAME:EDT DTSTART:19700308T020000 RRULE:FREQ=YEARLY;BYMONTH=3;BYDAY=2SU END:DAYLIGHT BEGIN:STANDARD TZOFFSETFROM:-0400 TZOFFSETTO:-0500 TZNAME:EST DTSTART:19701101T020000 RRULE:FREQ=YEARLY;BYMONTH=11;BYDAY=1SU END:STANDARD END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VEVENT SEQUENCE:711 DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20200304T170000 SUMMARY:Sustainability Seminar Series: Green Infrastructure – Theoretical vs. Practical Solutions DESCRIPTION:by Karen W. Robison, LEED GA, ENV SP, Practice Lead, Manager, H2M architects + engineers Abstract Green infrastructure has tremendous benefits in reducing stormwater runoff volumes, pollutant reduction, and enhancing groundwater recharge in dense urban areas. With an increase in urban populations and increase in heavy rainfall events developing sustainable stormwater management solution is more important than ever, but to truly benefit from these designs the designer cannot take a one size fits all approach. This talk will review the various types of green infrastructure approaches, benefits, implementation and maintenance requirements. The talk will review successful and unsuccessful green infrastructure applications and how to help your client make the right decision for their specific site. What are other parameters need to be assessed to ensure the full potential of the design is achieved? What is the commitment needed from the owner? What is the commitment from the public? Biography Ms. Robison has been a site design consultant in New York City for twenty years. She has worked on various sized healthcare, education, transportation, recreational, industrial and military facility projects throughout the US. Her main focus throughout this time has been working with various city, state and federal clients to enhance the minimum stormwater management requirements provided within each project to benefit the client and the environment. She has a B.S in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Villanova University and is currently a Practice Leader at H2M architects + engineers in their New York City office. For more information, please contact Dr. Dibs Sarkar at For those who are unable to attend in person, the seminar will be live webcast via Zoom. DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20200304T170000 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR