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POLICY & STANDARDS P.O. Box 748 • St. Charles, IL 60174 847-742-1790 • Fax 847-742-2655 Expert Propagators, Growers and Wholesalers WEST COAST GREEN INNOVATION SAN FRANCISCO BOASTS ADVANCED STORMWATER MANAGEMENT AND BIODIVERSITY PROGRAMS BY: SARAH MINICK AND PETER BRASTOW Specializing in Rooftop Growth media 48w805 Rte. 64 • Virgil, IL 60151 630-365-1990 • Fax 630-365-3818 www. m id wes t -t r a d i n g .c o m STORMWATER MANAGEMENT ORDINANCE The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission’s (SFPUC) Urban Watershed Management Program has a multi-pronged approach to managing stormwater in an urban environment. The program uses watershed planning, water sensitive policies, regulation of public and private development projects, green infrastructure demonstration projects, outreach and education and community stewardship programs to facilitate the implementation of green infrastructure citywide. The foundation of the program’s regulatory arm is the San Francisco Stormwater Management Ordinance (SMO), which became effective in 2010. The SMO requires that all projects in San Francisco disturbing 5,000 square feet or more manage a portion of their stormwater on site. The goals of the SMO are to protect the water quality of the San Francisco Bay and Pacific Ocean, to protect and enhance the function of San Francisco’s combined sewer system and to encourage the use of green infrastructure to manage stormwater onsite. The Stormwater Design Guidelines (Guidelines) are the implementing document for the SMO, and include design principles and tools (such as sizing calculators, a vegetation palette and fact sheets) to help projects comply with the SMO. The SMO and Design Guidelines work together to harness San Francisco’s development community to incrementally improve stormwater management throughout the city. In this way, over time the contributions of each project add up to significant benefits for San Francisco’s receiving waters and the combined sewer system. After just three years of implementation, program staff has seen projects meet SMO requirements using sidewalk gar- READ THIS ISSUE ONLINE AT WWW.LIVINGARCHITECTUREMONITOR.COM http://WWW.LIVINGARCHITECTUREMONITOR.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Fall 2013

Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Fall 2013
From the Founder
Bookshelf – Eat Up: The Inside Scoop on Rooftop Agriculture
Green Roofs Boost Efficiency of Solar Panels
Grey to Green a Great Success
New & Upcoming GRHC Courses
On the Roof With… Industry Leaders
West Coast Green Innovation
Industry Research Collection
The Green Façade Inquiry
Creative Stormwater Landscaping
Leadership – Green Roof Leadership
Plant – Selecting Plants for Living Walls
Conference Agenda — CitiesAlive in San Francisco
Project – Green Walls for Greener Cities
Project – Living Architecture That Feeds
Project – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
New Corporate Members
GRHC Buyers Guide

Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Fall 2013