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Green Infrastructure Guidelines

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works (Public Works) prepared the Green Infrastructure Guidelines document in 2011 to incorporate Low Impact Development (LID), best management practices (BMPs) and other sustainable concepts into the design, construction, and operation of County infrastructure. The Department of Beaches and Harbors is committed to working with Public Works to implement these practices on various projects throughout Marina del Rey and the surrounding watershed.

Green practices minimize the overall impact to the environment by implementing the principles of LID and sustainability. Incorporating green practices can be cost-effective and conserve natural resources such as water and energy. In addition to conservation, green practices also address issues such as air and noise pollution as well as other environmental impacts. Green practices can be integrated in planning and design processes to lessen future economic, social, and environmental impacts of County development.

The Guidelines document:

  • Identifies sustainable and green practice alternatives that can be incorporated into existing and future operations and practices.
  • Lists various Green Infrastructure design options, the parameters to consider during design and anticipated maintenance needs.
  • Provides infrastructure design alternatives in three LID-type BMP categories: permeable surfaces, vegetated BMPs and landscaping, and stormwater conservation facilities.
  • Discusses sustainable practices that can be used as pavement alternatives.

You can view a PDF copy of the Green Infrastructure Guidelines by clicking here .

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