Water has been called the oil of the 21st century. Whether too much (Exhibit A: Hurricane Sandy) or too little (Exhibit B: California, Texas, and the Southwest), conserving, cleaning, and controlling it has never been a higher priority for architects and their clients. From rooftops to underground, these innovative systems and products work to make the most of every drop.
The L-shape format of this permeable paver ensures a superior lock-up that can withstand the pressure of the heaviest commercial loads. Small voids between units provide drainage into a sub-base. Custom colors available.(Courtesy Brentwood Industries)
An economic alternative to crushed stone or pipe chamber systems, this flexible system can be deployed for infiltration, detention, reuse, and pretreatment purposes.(Courtesy Oldcastle Stormwater Solutions)
Cudo Water Storage System
Oldcastle Stormwater Solutions
Boasting 95 percent capacity, these snap-together components can be assembled to accommodate various configurations of pipelines and flow channels.(Courtesy Bowmanite)
Grasscrete, Molded-Pulp Former
For constructing on-grade areas of pervious surfaces, these single-use forms are made of 100 percent recycled paper and are biodegradable.
A herringbone grid of recycled, high-density polyethylene cells with mesh bottoms provides stability for aggregate surfaces while acting as a natural, on-site stormwater management system.(Courtesy Firestone Building Products)
SkyScape Vegetated Roof System
Firestone Building Products
This pre-grown vegetated roof system integrates filter fabric, drainage panels, and geotextile into a single, labor-saving roll. Sedum mats use regional-specific cultivars.(Courtesy HOG Works)
Slim and modular, these rainwater collection tanks can be installed vertically or horizontally. Fabricated of food-grade polyethylene, the 50-gallon containers are UV-stabilized and impervious to light.(Courtesy Invisible Structures)
A modular, stackable structure used to store stormwater underground, it exceeds H-20 loading standards, allowing construction of driving areas and parking lots above the system.