Autocase for Green Infrastructure can be used for determining the value of green infrastructure. It can be used in many ways – city or watershed analysis; large area or parks valuation; street design; site optimization; and, individual green infrastructure feature selection.
Here are some examples.
- To choose between different design alternatives for neighbourhoods – Panther Island in Fort Worth, TX
- Conveyance and Surface Detention Alternative Evaluation – Central Arlington Heights Neighborhood
- To evaluate plans to handle local flooding – National Mall in D.C.
- Optimal street design – for The Pima County Regional Flood Control District & Pima Association of Governments with the Cooperation of the City of Tucson – summary (see Cost Benefit Study Tab), and full report.
- Central Arlington Heights Neighborhood – Collinwood Avenue Greet Street
- To optimize stormwater design for a commercial site – Pima gas station and convenience store (Pima/Tucson Op. Cit.)
- To optimize stormwater design for impervious industrial site – LA DPW East Valley District Yard in Los Angeles, CA
At the green infrastructure/low impact development (LID)/best management practice (BMP) feature level:
- To choose between individual green infrastructure features – Pima/Tucson
- As can be seen above Autocase for Green Infrastructure can be used to evaluate many types of green infrastructure features.
- It can also be used an initial planning-level financial costs (and risk ranges for these costs)
Autocase for for Green Infrastructure assesses surface-level design decisions and allows you to feel confident you are providing cost-effective solutions for your client by incorporating social, environmental, and financial value into the design process.
- Bioretention or more piping?
- Green roof or gray roof?
- Additional trees or managed turf?
Autocase provides triple bottom line, cost-benefit analysis decision support that compares over 20 design features including porous asphalt vs. regular asphalt, green roofs vs. gray roofs, bioretention, swale, and others.