Landscape Architect & Specifier News

JAN 2017

LASN is a photographically oriented, professional journal featuring topics of concern and state-of-the-art projects designed or influenced by registered Landscape Architects.

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that provides a means to measure and manage sustainability on transportation projects. The system encourages applicants to go above and beyond minimum environmental, social and economic practices with an independent, third-party review. Lighting was dramatically improved through the installation of new consistently spaced LED streetlights, which vastly improve light uniformity and energy efficiency. January 2017 63 Design Team Landscape Architect: Callander Associates Landscape Architecture, Inc. Civil: City of Campbell Engineering Division Geotechnical Engineer: Geoforensics Contractor: Ghilotti Construction Company Below: The space saved from the reduced size of vehicle lanes was transformed into biofiltration planters that run the length of the roadway: over an acre of new vegetation was planted on site. Street trees and native grasses were among the vegetation added. The biofiltration planters treat around 80 percent of stormwater. As the old saying goes, "nothing worth doing is ever easy" and construction of Hacienda Avenue was not without its challenges. Since its completion the project has received much attention and recognition. Thanks in part to thinking big, a commitment to the environment and betterment of their community, the Greenroads organization awarded the project the first Silver certification in California. It is also the first project to note specifically a desire to "reduce the roadway carbon footprint" as a performance measure, and has currently reduced the CO 2 output of the roadway by 33%. The project is inherently "green" simply by the fact that it promotes alternative modes of transportation such as bicycling, walking, and bus trips. In addition to Greenroads certification, the project received Bay Friendly certification and awards from Santa Clara Valley Urban Runoff Pollution Prevention Program and American Public Works Association. The project reduced the carbon footprint of the streetscape by 33%.

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