1.00 PDH, LA CES/HSW
The Explore the Floor sessions at the ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture offer attendees the opportunity to learn about new and improved techniques and how these improvements and services can help to create successful design projects. This guided walk on the EXPO floor will include the exhibitors: ECOncrete, PlanIT Impact Inc, and Vestre.
With over 60% of the human population concentrated around coastlines experiencing threats of sea level rise and increased storminess, accelerated coastal development replacing rich coastal habitats with unproductive hardened coastlines is inevitable. To date, most coastal infrastructure has been built according to structural and economic considerations, neglecting environmental aspects. Recently, efforts are being made to integrate principles of ecological engineering in coastal projects promoting biodiversity and productivity.
ECOncrete’s presentation will use real case studies and a 6.5’ coastline model to expose landscape architects, engineers, scientists and policy makers to a holistic approach of urban waterfront design that integrates ecological, structural, and social considerations. We present an innovative suite of materials and designs that increases the ecological value of structures like seawalls, piers, and beach stabilization measures while decreasing their ecological footprint. Slight modifications to concrete composition, texture, and design can enhance biological process and facilitate bioprotection.
PlanIT Impact Inc
The presentation will focus on making the case for green infrastructure. Performance benefits, cost savings, maintenance, and other topics will be touched on for green roofs, rain gardens, swales, etc.
Vestre is the world’s first manufacturer of climate neutral outdoor furniture, and the makers of the world’s first urban furniture with the Nordic Swan Ecolabel. We have delivered furniture to Times Square in New York, King’s Cross in London, and Places des Halles in Paris. Vestre has integrated 9 of the 17 United Nations’ sustainable development goals into our furniture production. We donate at least 10% of our annual profit to sustainable projects worldwide. Our PPN Explore the Floor session will focus on which actions companies can take towards sustainable design.