- This week on #landscapechat, we discussed how to capture one of the world's most elusive resources, water, through the application of permeable surfaces throughout the communities in which we live. To lead the discussion, we commissioned ValleyCrest Design Group Principal Landscape Architect, Greg Ray, and Joyce Mason, Vice President of Marketing and Certified Green Professional at Pardee Homes. The pair took on the sensitive task of explaining the importance of permeable surfaces, including decomposed granite trails, their benefits and downfalls, and the role they play in fostering community, sustainability and water savings.
Here are the Top 5 Takeaways from our discussion.
- — builderonline (@builderonline)Wed, Feb 22 2012 11:28:06Just saw this RT@ValleyCrest Discussing Permeable Pavement & Erosion Control in Communities 2 p.m. ET - 11a.m. PT today. #landscapechat
- — ValleyCrest (@ValleyCrest)Wed, Feb 22 2012 11:05:50
- — Alan Harris (@h2oMatters)Wed, Feb 22 2012 11:10:44
- — ValleyCrest (@ValleyCrest)Wed, Feb 22 2012 11:09:32Topic today: Pardee is joining us to talk about the community benefits of incorporating permeable surfaces into communities. #landscapechat
- — Pardee Homes (@PardeeHomes)Wed, Feb 22 2012 11:11:09
- — Pardee Homes (@PardeeHomes)Wed, Feb 22 2012 11:13:14
- TAKEAWAY #1 - Decomposed granite trails are an amenity solution.