GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE RESEARCH
The SSPEED Center is working with the City of Houston to develop design guidelines to support its Green Stormwater Infrastructure Incentive Program. The research will leverage data from previous Rice University campus projects where Green Infrastructure is being monitored and use current existing Green Infrastructure systems at Rice to develop data on the variables behind green roof runoff attenuation, runoff losses, and water quality. Green Infrastructure Research is a multidisciplinary and short-term project to improve Houston’s urban flood resilience as it continues to grow. Ultimately, the cooperative effort between the City of Houston and the SSPEED Center will help to provide recommendations for more accessible design parameters and incentivize the construction of more green and sustainable infrastructure.