General GIN Files & Resources

GI files or links of interest may be posted here.  Due to the limited storage capacity of this site, links to relevant files are preferred.

See also the subcommittee-specific files and resource links within each subcommittee.

SelectionFile type iconFile nameDescriptionSizeRevisionTimeUser
Ċ
View Download
Summary graphics of Bakery Square 2.0 Stormwater Master Plan including constructed and planned rain gardens, parking lanes with pervious pavers, green roofs and pond. Provided by Walnut Capital at the May 7, 2015 GBA/GIN site tour.  8528k v. 1 May 11, 2015, 8:22 AM Beth Dutton
Ċ
View Download
Bellevue Streetscape Local Case Study presented by Brad Hazelwood, Civil & Environmental Consultants,at the January 14, 2015 GIN Meeting   1946k v. 1 Jan 21, 2015, 1:29 PM Beth Dutton
Ċ
View Download
This presentation is a companion to "Impacts of Deicing Salts on Green Infrastructure." It was prepared by John Buck, Soil Scientist and Project Manager from Civil & Environmental Consultants, and takes a detailed look at soil chemistry to see how road salt negatively impacts soil chemistry and how it can be avoided and amended.  1335k v. 1 Jan 6, 2015, 12:00 PM Beth Dutton
Ċ
View Download
“Local GI Case Study, Dellrose Street Reconstruction, Pittsburgh,” presented by Jason Borne of ms consultants, inc. at the November 15, 2016 GIN meeting  6191k v. 1 Dec 8, 2016, 7:57 AM Beth Dutton
Ċ
View Download
Presentation by John Buck, Civil and Environmental Consultants, at May 19, 2016 GIN Meeting  6845k v. 1 May 23, 2016, 1:51 PM Beth Dutton
Ċ
View Download
  347k v. 1 Sep 28, 2015, 11:21 AM Beth Dutton
Ċ
View Download
“Applying the Envision Rating System to Planning Level Green Infrastructure Projects,” presentation by Tom Batroney, ASCE Pittsburgh Sustainability Committee Chair, Mott MacDonald at the November 15, 2016 GIN meeting  1750k v. 1 Dec 8, 2016, 7:58 AM Beth Dutton
ĉ
View Download
Attached is a summary of communications in August 2012 with Denis O’Brien, the City of Portland Environmental Services staff member that manages the maintenance of green infrastructure in Portland, Oregon. His comments provided interesting insight on Portland’s sewer and stormwater rates, policy recommendations, sources of funding, recommended types of GI, and numbers of workers/types needed to maintain GI.   77k v. 1 Sep 11, 2012, 5:49 AM Beth Dutton
Ċ
View Download
The program listing the poster exhibitors at GIN’s networking event on June 19, 2013, “Who’s Who in Green Infrastructure Implementation.” To print in booklet format, select “Landscape” and “2-sided printing.”   594k v. 1 Jul 1, 2013, 10:19 AM Beth Dutton
Ċ
View Download
Kari Mackenbach's presentation at the Nov. 1 GIN meeting on GI performance monitoring.  7857k v. 1 Nov 12, 2012, 8:47 AM Jen Novak
ċ

View
The Salvation Army grounds is one of the most comprehensive sustainable landscape approaches in the City of Philadelphia. The site is a 12.43 acre contaminated brownfield, formerly used to manufacture pulleys and then as a city impound parking lot. The first inch of stormwater runoff from the site and building is captured, reused, and infiltrated on site using a combination of cisterns, rain gardens, porous pavements, and engineered soil mixes.   Apr 1, 2013, 8:55 AM Beth Dutton
ĉ
View Download
  28k v. 1 Feb 26, 2016, 12:09 PM Beth Dutton
ĉ
View Download
This document provides observations shared by Pittsburgh Green Infrastructure Network members about local green infrastructure projects – “Lessons Learned.” If you would like to add information to this document from your projects for the benefit of others, please contact Beth Dutton at bdutton@3rww.org     26k v. 1 Jan 21, 2015, 1:37 PM Beth Dutton
Ċ
View Download
  4009k v. 1 Sep 28, 2015, 11:19 AM Beth Dutton
ĉ
View Download
This brief document summarizes John Buck’s comments, as excerpted from his December 13, 2014 e-mail to Beth Dutton and others, regarding deicing salts and bioretention performance. John is a Project Manager from Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. and applies his academic training and experience in soil science to monitoring the performance of green infrastructure projects.  387k v. 1 Dec 30, 2014, 9:55 AM Beth Dutton
ĉ
View Download
This document provides Tom Batroney's summary of the article "Review of Dissolved Pollutants in Urban Stormwater and Their Removal and Fate in Bioretention Cells," as well as commentary and additonal information provided by other GIN members.  128k v. 1 Nov 6, 2014, 8:50 AM Beth Dutton
Ċ
View Download
"Using the ENVISION Rating System to Evaluate the Sustainability Metrics of Green Stormwater Infrastructure Design." This presentation was prepared for the Mascaro 2015 Engineering Sustainability Conference by Tom Batroney, PE, ENV SP, ASCE Pittsburgh Sustainability Committee Chair, Hatch Mott MacDonald. Provides an overview of the application of ENVISION to the South 21st Street Charrette   2146k v. 1 Apr 27, 2015, 10:18 AM Beth Dutton
Ċ
View Download
Presentation by Brad Hazelwood and John Buck, Civil and Environmental Consultants, at May 19, 2016 GIN Meeting  5811k v. 1 May 23, 2016, 1:51 PM Beth Dutton
Ċ
View Download
Presentation to the GIN on 2-24-2016 by Joe Hackett, Ian Lipsky, and John Stephen  8354k v. 1 Feb 26, 2016, 11:15 AM Beth Dutton
ċ

View
Clean Water Services, July 2009. Provides GI fact sheets, maintenance checklists, and detail drawings.  Apr 15, 2013, 7:38 AM Beth Dutton
Ċ
View Download
In 2013, TreeVitalize Pittsburgh, a public-private partnership managed by the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, partnered with the Borough of Millvale and the Sisters of St. Francis to construct this bioswale in Borough of Millvale. The project was designed by Art Gazdik, Principal of Groundwork Civil and installed by Best Feeds Outdoor Design. Design and construction of the projects was funded by PENNVEST. The bioswale is almost 400 feet in length, has an 8% average slope, and is broken up into several pool and riffle sections and contains approximately 15,000 gallons of storage. The Hawthorne Road Bioswale Project was monitored from April to October of 2014 by Art Gazdik, using a grant obtained by the North Area Environmental Council from the Allegheny County Conservation District. The monitoring showed that the bioswale reduced peak flows, increased infiltration rates, and delayed the resulting discharges, with an average flow reduction of 89%. There is still a lack of GI monitoring data in the region, the methods and data in the report helps to address this.   3528k v. 1 May 12, 2015, 6:04 AM Beth Dutton
Ċ
View Download
Rosedale Runoff Reduction Project presentation by Mike Hiller, Nine Mile Run Watershed Association at the January 14, 2015 GIN Meeting  4204k v. 1 Jan 21, 2015, 1:33 PM Beth Dutton
Ċ
View Download
This Center for Watershed Protection field form is used to evaluate sites for stormwater retrofit potential, and to develop a conceptual sketch of proposed retrofits to improve stormwater management in developed areas. This form is part of the USRM Manual 3, Urban Stormwater Retrofit Practices Manual.  81k v. 1 May 3, 2013, 11:22 AM Beth Dutton
Ċ
View Download
  2771k v. 1 Sep 28, 2015, 11:19 AM Beth Dutton
Ċ
View Download
Presentation to the GIN on 2-24-2016 by Roy Kraynyk, Allegheny Land Trust  1130k v. 1 Feb 26, 2016, 11:13 AM Beth Dutton
ĉ
View Download
This brochure provides an overview of a Transfer of Development Rights Program which Allegheny Land Trust encourages to support Green Infrastructure, Gardens and Green Spaces in the City of Pittsburgh.  360k v. 1 Feb 16, 2016, 11:33 AM Beth Dutton
Ċ
View Download
These slides on "Right-Sizing" GI were prepared and discussed by Kari Mackenbach of URS Corporation at the May 9, 2012 GIN Meeting   220k v. 3 Nov 6, 2014, 8:54 AM Beth Dutton
SelectionFile type iconFile nameDescriptionSizeRevisionTimeUser
Ċ
View Download
  54k v. 2 Feb 13, 2012, 8:42 AM Barton Kirk