Landscape professionals including contractors, designers, arborists and growers.
In this presentation residential case studies from past and current work from Marcus will be presented discussing the application of sustainable stormwater management, which includes structural solutions such as porous pavements and green roofs. He will also look in depth at non-structural solutions, such as bioretention (i.e. rain gardens) and its reliance on our native prairie vegetation to assure long-term performance. Marcus will speak about the rationales of designing with, and maintaining native vegetation – both issues that the landscape industry is reluctant to taking advantage of, despite the growth in this market segment. He will further address the all important issue of sustainable soil treatment and soil conservation, which is still too often ignored during construction and installation. Marcus will demonstrate how soil conservation is tied to the success of sustainable stormwater management and will quantify the stormwater benefits from one of his pilot projects and its larger cumulative benefits to the community.
Sustainable Development & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
Attendees will review residential case studies and discuss the application of storm water management, green roofs, and rain gardens. Also learn how designing and maintaining native vegetation benefits futrue project success.
Marcus de la Fleur, de la Fluer Designs
Illinois Landscape Contractors Association