Green Infrastructure Valuation in Lancaster

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Green infrastructure is a network of decentralized stormwater management practices, such as green roofs, trees, rain gardens and permeable pavement, that can capture and infiltrate rain where it falls, reducing stormwater runoff and improving the health of surrounding waterways.

The Economic Benefits of Green Infrastructure: A Case Study of Lancaster, PA offers real world evidence that green infrastructure can be an effective, sustainable and budget-friendly approach to help manage stormwater in American communities. This EPA case study builds on CNT’s groundbreaking guide, The Value of Green Infrastructure, to quantify the cost savings, social benefits, and environmental advantages of Lancaster’s Green Infrastructure Plan.