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City of Rochester & Monroe County Green Infrastructure Retrofit Manual.
2018. Mary Austerman, New York Sea Grant Extension Program, Newark, NY.

New York Sea Grant, with the City of Rochester, Monroe County and the National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration, has developed a Green Infrastructure (GI) Retrofit Manual designed to provide guidance to planners, municipal staff, design engineers, and maintenance personnel to successfully incorporate green infrastructure (GI) practices in retrofits and redevelopment projects within the City of Rochester and Monroe County.

Implementing the GI planning & design recommendations, construction and operation best practices, and maintenance and monitoring protocols within the manual will lead to the benefits below, as well as others:
  • Increased resiliency to nuisance flooding
  • Water quality improvements
  • Improved community design
Download the manual and its appendices:
  • Green Infrastructure Retrofit Manual (pdf) (189 pp., 22 MB)
    Developed by Barton and Loguidice, DPC; Addresses planning, design, construction, operation, maintenance and monitoring.

  • Green Infrastructure Retrofit Manual Appendices (pdf) (109 pp., 7 MB)
    Included: The pollutant removal efficiencies of GI practices; construction inspection, operation and maintenance forms; a cost calculator; infiltration and soil testing protocols; a sample maintenance agreement; recommended plants for green infrastructure installations; and case studies.

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