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Transportation
nacto.org

 

 

LARE Exam design and grading sections video
http://youtube/num1SX9be7w

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) releases marketers' Green Guides
By Joel Makower,Greenbiz.com

It’s been a long time coming, but after nearly five years of deliberations, the Federal Trade Commission today issued revised “Green Guides” aimed at helping marketers ensure that the claims they make about the environmental attributes of their products are truthful and non-deceptive. Read the full article at Greenbiz.com.

FTC Green Guides and Related Documents:

Environmental Marketing
http://business.ftc.gov/advertising-and-marketing/environmental-marketing

Green Endorsements
http://business.ftc.gov/documents/bus71-ftcs-revised-endorsement-guideswhat-people-are-asking

The Green Guides Video
http://business.ftc.gov/multimedia/videos/green-guides

Business Center Blog Post
http://business.ftc.gov/blog/2012/10/green-day

Related Consumer Information
http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/green/

Green Guides
http://www.ftc.gov/os/2012/10/greenguides.pdf

Watershed districts
Watershed districts have rules which force parking lots into a green design.

Minnesota Stormwater Manual
Maintained by the MPCA
http://www.pca.state.mn.us/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=993l

EPA Green Parking Lots Resource Guide
http://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyPDF.cgi?Dockey=P100D97A.PDF

Example of a high level green parking lot design
Met Council at the Park and Ride at TH36 and Rice Street
Systems are interconnected:

  • Storm chamber detention vault
  • Swirl chamber
  • Stockholm soil tree vaults
  • Iron filings infiltration pond
  • Interception of storm water for thermal cooling
  • Utilizing trees for parking lot and car cooling

ASLA

ASLA has collected over 450 Green Infrastructure Case studies from communities across the country, including a number of parking lot projects.  Here are all of the case studies:
http://www.asla.org/stormwatercasestudies.aspx

Here are the Minnesota specific case studies including a few parking lot projects:
http://www.asla.org/stormwatercasestudies.aspx#minnesota  

ASLA gave San Mateo County (CA) a Planning Award in 2011 for their Green Streets and Parking Lots Design guide

Health and the Environment
http://www.neefusa.org/health/index.htm

An interview Brian S. Johnston, ASLA
http://www.asla.org/ContentDetail.aspx?id=37601

An interview with Jinny Blum, a leading British garden designer
http://www.asla.org/ContentDetail.aspx?id=37615 

Trees Are a Matter of Life and Death
http://dirt.asla.org/2012/11/01/trees-are-a-matter-of-life-and-death/

Therapeutic Landscape Network
http://www.healinglandscapes.org/

Defiant Gardens: Making Gardens in Wartime, by Kenneth I. Helphand
Amazon.com

Productive Prison Landscape
http://www.educationjustice.net/home/programs/productive-prison-landscapes/

ThriveUsing Gardening to Change Lives of People with Disabilities
http://www.thrive.org.uk/