Real World Numbers: LID vs Conventional Development

Posted by Robert Adair on Mon, May 18, 2015 @ 10:22 AM

Our friends at EHRA, Megan Crutcher, P.E., CFM and Justin Ring, P.E. talk about the true costs of Low Impact Development.

The cost comparison analysis they provide is based on their latest single family residential project. Camillia is a 90 acre subdivision by Legend Homes in Fort Bend County, Texas that implemented 70 FocalPoint High Performance Modular Biofiltration Systems in extended cul-de-sac bioswales. Watch this video to see a break down of the cost savings in a side by side comparison of traditional design and Low Impact Development.


 

By utilizing Low Impact Development the developer had a total cost savings of nearly a million dollars and gained an additional 99 lots. That is a 44% increase over the conventional land plan! The LID plan outperforms the conventional land plan in each category.

Do you want to learn more about the value of Low Impact Development? Click the button below to contact your local VAR. 

 

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Case Studies:

Midtown Redevelopment: Bagby Street, Houston, TX

Green Roadway: Birnamwood Drive

Low Impact Development: Queenston Manor Apartment Homes

Parking Lot LID Retrofit: Sugar Land Conference Center

 

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Tags: Low Impact Development, Green Infrastructure, Stormwater Management, Cost analysis,, single family residential,