Sustainability Matrix

Interested in learning if your road, park, drainage, or building project is a candidate for Low Impact Development (LID) design? Click here to run basic project information through a pre-design sustainability matrix that rates your project against 17 best management practices. The result will point you toward the LID practices with the greatest potential for success on your project site.

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STEP 1: GATHER PROJECT INFORMATION FOR REFERENCE

Review the full Sustainability matrix description and instructions

STEP 2: COMPLETE PROJECT EVALUATION FORM







STEP 3: PROJECT TYPE

Vertical

Includes new buildings and renovation of existing buildings.

  • Without Space
    Select if building is more than 80% of parcel size.
  • With Space
    Select if building is less than 80% of parcel size.

Road

Includes sidewalks, trails, new roads, and reconstructed roads.

Park

Includes open space, conservation areas, linear parks, riparian parks, and pocket parks.

  • Park
    Select for standard parks without waterways or creeks.
  • Riparian Park
    Select for parks with waterways or creeks.

Major Drainage

Includes drainage improvements to existing channels and underground storm sewers as well as detention facilities.

  • Detention
    Select for regional detention facilities.
  • Subsurface
    Select for subsurface conveyance projects.
  • Surface
    Select for surface drainage projects.

STEP 4: EVALUATION DETAILS