Construction of a Sustainable City Park in Ruddle, WV: A Model for Sustainable Park Design in Humid Climates
Date of Award
Undergraduate Capstone Project
Master of Applied Science
University College, Environmental Policy and Management
Environmental Policy & Mgmt
Bog filter, LEED, LID, Riparian buffer system, Solar lighting, Sustainability
Three sustainable projects were studied under a sustainable park model for humid climates to determine where their costs lie in terms of installation, maintenance or both. These projects included the use of solar lighting to replace every configuration of conventional lighting, inclusion of a water garden/bog filter and Riparian Buffer System for the purposes of filtering sediments and nutrients out of runoff to prevent contaminated runoff from reaching the river that was adjacent to the park model location and construction of a LEED-inspired building to serve as the concession stand/restrooms building. The aggregate cost savings of instituting all three projects over ten years was $74,120 and the entire project paid itself off in approximately four years.
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Washburn, Sorchae, "Construction of a Sustainable City Park in Ruddle, WV: A Model for Sustainable Park Design in Humid Climates" (2010). University College: Environmental Policy and Management Capstones. 95.