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Brico Fund - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Brico Fund - Milwaukee, WisconsinSensitivity to treating water as a resource was paramount in converting the site of an historic Milwaukee mansion to a low-impact contemporary office use.

R.A. Smith National’s sustainable design team identified sustainable storm water management and landscape-design techniques to reduce the volume of storm water runoff through various infiltration, collection and re-use methods.

Implementation included replacing pavement areas with green space; redirecting downspouts to planting beds; connecting the downspouts to rain barrels; constructing rain gardens; installing deep-rooted plantings between the street and public walk to absorb runoff from the pavement; and using permeable pavers.

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