DID YOU KNOW: Low impact development and green infrastructure can increase rents, property values, retail sales, and energy savings!
Participants learned about these benefits and more during our LOCUS Wednesday Webinar: Benefits of Low Impact Development and Green Infrastructure. The expert panelists included Michele C. Adams, President of Meliora Design, Alisa Valderrama, Senior Project Finance Attorney at Natural Resources Defense Council and Christine Zimmer, Senior Manager of Water Protection and Restoration for Credit Valley Conservation. They discussed the many facets of low impact development and green infrastructure which can enhance smart growth communities across the country including:
- Emphasizing the existing demand for incorporating low impact development and green infrastructure in existing urban communities
- Addressing the perceived “high cost” of LID and green infrastructure
- Identifying the many applications of LID and green infrastructure projects
- Successful examples of LID and green infrastructure projects that meet the needs of community and can improve a developer/investor’s triple bottom line
LOCUS is a national network of real estate developers and investors who advocate for sustainable, walkable urban development in America’s metropolitan areas. LOCUS members work to change federal and state policy on a number of issues related to smart growth development, in partnership with Smart Growth America.
This was the second in a series of webinars that LOCUS will host throughout the year to help real estate developers and investors expand their real estate portfolios and improve their companies’ bottom line. For the most up-to-date information on this and other tools to benefit your business and advance the construction of more walkable, sustainable developments on the ground, become a LOCUS member today.