Project Profile:

Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Mgmt – LEED ™ Platinum

Project Summary

From http://www.bren.ucsb.edu: “The landscaping will perform several functional tasks. It will shade and shelter the building, create outdoor spaces for discussion, use drought-tolerant native plants adapted to the coastal location, and use reclaimed water for irrigation. The required fire road around the building will be made from a recycled content permeable turf-block with a grass overlay.” “Recycled HDPE Porous Paving Specify a porous paving system at occasional use vehicular surfaces; in this case the fire lane that runs between the Bren School and Engineering 1. Porous paving systems reduce runoff by allowing ground water to soak into he ground through the pavers. In this case, a honeycomb paver system made of post-consumer plaster has been specified as part of the base design. Other porous paving systems include cement unit pavers (up to 75%), porous asphalt, and decomposed granite. This product should not take longer to install than a cement unit paver system. The product itself is simply unrolled and so saves time and labor. Turf seeding and initial maintenance must be carefully done to ensure success. This product allows infiltration of rainwater, and diverts water from the stormwater system. 100% post-consumer HDPE plastic is used in its manufacture. Recycled aggregate can be used as the base course.”

Address

2400 Bren Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara 93106-5131

Install Size

500 m2 (5400 sq ft)

Designer

Architects, Zimmer Gunsul Fransca. Wallace, Roberts, and Todd landscape architects

Contractor

Earth & Art Landscape

Project Gallery

Photo courtesy http://www.bren.ucsb.edu/about/. Grasspave2 firelane curves from southeast site to east side and a little bit on the north side of the main ESM building.
Site Plan, courtesy http://www.bren.ucsb.edu/about/. Grasspave2 firelane curves from southeast site to east side and a little bit on the north side of the main ESM building.