On Aug. 9, 2017, from 1:00 to 2:30 pm EDT, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Green Infrastructure program will host a webcast, titled “Exploring the Link Between Green Infrastructure and Air Quality.”
In this webcast, speakers from EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation and Office of Research and Development will discuss innovative research into the multiple benefits of green infrastructure.
This webcast is part of the Making Stormwater Work for You: 2017 Green Infrastructure Webcast Series.
Session 1 – Recommendations for Constructing Roadside Vegetation Barriers to Improve Near-Road Air Quality
Richard Baldauf, senior engineer in the EPA Office of Research and Development, will present the August 2016 report, Recommendations for Constructing Roadside Vegetation Barriers to Improve Near-Road Air Quality, about how roadside vegetation affects local air quality. The report was developed to support efforts to plant roadside vegetation with recommendations that can be used by states, communities, and individuals interested in reducing roadside pollution.
Session 2 – Estimating the environmental effects of green roofs: A case study in Kansas City
Robyn DeYoung, environmental protection specialist in the EPA Office of Air and Radiation, will present a case study demonstrating the environmental benefits of green roofs in Kansas City, Mo. She will describe how any local jurisdiction can use free and easily accessible tools to quantify the benefits of green roofs for stormwater management, air pollution control, energy savings, and public health. The presentation will highlight a replicable methodology using EPA’s AVERT tool and the Green Roof Energy Calculator as well as results from Kansas City’s case study.
The webcast is free to attend but requires pre-registration. Visit the Green Infrastructure Webcast Series homepage to learn about the speakers, browse other webcasts in the series, and register. Alternatively, go directly to the registration page at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6073101179717540355.