Your Options for Permeable Driveways, Patios and Paths
May 5 | 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Hard surfaces are among the most used areas of our properties. However, these hard surfaces tend to increase stormwater runoff that contributes to flooding and pollution. One of the ways to keep the advantages of driveways and pathways but still reduce runoff is by using permeable pavement. This workshop will help you to make sense of the options available so that you can make an informed choice. Topics covered include:
- What is the difference between the various permeable technologies on the market? What are the pros and cons of each?
- When is using permeable the right (and wrong) option for your project?
- How to choose a contractor? What questions should you ask to make sure they are qualified to do the work?
- Presentation: 1:30 p.m.
- Q&A: 2:15 p.m.
- Open House: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Michael Albanese, Reep Green Solutions
Grey to Green 2018 –
GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE: JOBS, HEALTH AND COMMUNITY RESILIENCE
Grey to Green is taking place in downtown Toronto from May 15-16 and will highlight new policy, design practices, and innovative products in the green infrastructure sector. Across Ontario the sector employs more than 150,000 designers, manufacturers, conservation officers, engineers, contractors and maintenance professionals who work on urban forests, bioswales, green roofs and walls, wetlands and more. Don’t miss Toronto’s most engaging green infrastructure event of the year. Learn about various types of green infrastructures and their importance in our cities.
Green infrastructure has a tremendous range of benefits to offer our communities and yet it continues to be underepresented, underfunded and underutilized by governments around North America.
The Grey to Green Conference features the latest research, industry developments, and end-users to share, learn and network. Attend concurrent sessions and networking events with industry leaders, attend training courses and workshops, and participate in tours across the GTA.