Geosyntec Staff Author Article on Sustainable Stormwater Management for Federal Facilities
ATLANTA, Ga. — Geosyntec Consultants is pleased to announce that Steve Roy,LEED AP, and Ganesh Krishnan, PE, CPESC, co-authored an article in the May-June 2009 issue of The Military Engineer entitled "Sustainable Stormwater Management." The Military Engineer is the magazine of the Society of American Military Engineers.
In the article, Steve and Ganesh, along with co-authors Russ Adams of Robins Air Force Base and Robert Goo of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, discuss The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) and its potential impacts on stormwater management practices at federal facilities across the United States. Section 438 of this 2007 legislation sets forth new requirements for stormwater management for new federal facilities with footprints that exceed 5,000 square feet. EISA's requirements emphasize sustainability, rapidly transforming today's face of stormwater management techniques into the need for green design and low-impact development (LID). The authors present analysis of the challenges of EISA for facility hosts and tenants along with their consultants as they strive to meet the regulatory imperative of "maximum extent technically feasible" contained within the law.