This month, ASTM International, formerly the American Society of Testing and Materials, the organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for a wide range of materials and products worldwide, announced a new testing standard to measure how fast water will go through permeable...

[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...

[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...

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...