Autocase for Green Infrastructure can be used for determining the value of green infrastructure. It can be used in many ways – city or watershed analysis; large area or parks valuation; street design; site optimization; and, individual green infrastructure feature selection.
Here are some examples.
- To choose between different design alternatives for neighbourhoods – Panther Island in Fort Worth, TX
- Conveyance and Surface Detention Alternative Evaluation – Central Arlington Heights Neighborhood
- To evaluate plans to handle local flooding – National Mall in D.C.
- Optimal street design – for The Pima County Regional Flood Control District & Pima Association of Governments with the Cooperation of the City of Tucson – summary (see Cost Benefit Study Tab), and full report.
- Central Arlington Heights Neighborhood – Collinwood Avenue Greet Street
- To optimize stormwater design for a commercial site – Pima gas station and convenience store (Pima/Tucson Op. Cit.)
- To optimize stormwater design for impervious industrial site – LA DPW East Valley District Yard in Los Angeles, CA
At the green infrastructure/low impact development (LID)/best management practice (BMP) feature level:
- To choose between individual green infrastructure features – Pima/Tucson
- As can be seen above Autocase for Green Infrastructure can be used to evaluate many types of green infrastructure features.
- It can also be used an initial planning-level financial costs (and risk ranges for these costs)
Autocase for for Green Infrastructure assesses surface-level design decisions and allows you to feel confident you are providing cost-effective solutions for your client by incorporating social, environmental, and financial value into the design process.
- Bioretention or more piping?
- Green roof or gray roof?
- Additional trees or managed turf?
Autocase provides triple bottom line, cost-benefit analysis decision support that compares over 20 design features including porous asphalt vs. regular asphalt, green roofs vs. gray roofs, bioretention, swale, and others.
Join the growing number of users of Autocase for Green Infrastructure – register for a free beta version here before the end of 2016.