[caption id="attachment_689" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Students of Guilford Technical Community College, Greensboro, NC, installed permeable pavers at this new home as a class project.[/caption] It’s well-known that permeable pavers can filter stormwater runoff. New research now shows how they can address urban heat island effect in residential...

It turns out that being green is both popular and profitable – whether you are talking about backyards in suburbia or streets and sidewalks in cities, as a pair of recently released studies from the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) show. Earlier this month, the...

Sometimes, when something goes right, they ask you to do it again. And sometimes, when it goes really right, they ask you to keep doing it again and again for five years. Case in point: The Artist’s Backyard, a joint project between NC State University’s departments...

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="First big rain."][/caption] Imagine being a college student, about right now, and imagine that you are slogging through another semester of calculus and you look up, through your dorm window, to see a campus covered in snow. It’s a good bet that you...

We’ve always known that StormPave® genuine clay pavers from Pine Hall Brick work well as a surface for a parking lot. But officials in Annapolis, Maryland, found that they efficiently drain rainwater from a 100-year storm,  help with archaeological research and can even help prevent pedestrians...

Timing is everything. Across the United States, Black Friday hit as millions of shoppers hit the streets in search of bargains for the upcoming holiday season. In downtown DeKalb, Illinois, shoppers were greeted by a brand-new streetscape, which was finished a little more than a week...

For the planners of a streetscape in the Village of New Albany, Ohio, the first question was cost. Would it be less expensive to apply new asphalt, conventional curb inlets and underground storm sewer piping or to install permeable pavers? When the estimates came in, the...

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="600" caption="StormPave water permeable clay pavers prior to application of sand. Note spacer nibs that make installation easier on the fingers. "][/caption] Pine Hall Brick clay pavers were used for this project in Dayton, Ohio and we were doubly pleased to discover the...