1. Anne Guillette, 2010, “Achieving Sustainable Site Design through Low Impact Development Practices”. Prepared for the National Institute of Building Sciences.
Provides overview and older list of resources.
2. Miami Conservancy District, 2008, “Protecting our Water Resources through Low Impact Development”. Miami Conservancy District, Dayton OH (www.miamiconservancy.org)
Good community-oriented publication extolling the advantages of low impact development (LID) and describing general approaches.
3. UGA School of Environmental Design, 1997, “Land Development Provisions To Protect Georgia Water Quality”. Prepared for Georgia Department of Natural Resources Environmental Protection Division.
This document was the result of a Contract I developed to devise procedures to link land and water quality management. The document describes provisions that could be modified in or added to local development regulations for new development for the purpose of protecting water quality.
4. Sarasota County, FL, updated 2015, Low impact Development Guidance Document”. Sarasota, FL
Recent Florida guidance document including site evaluation and planning for LID, LID practices for Sarasota County, and rainfall and runoff data for design. This document may be download from: https://www.scgov.net/WaterServices/Pages/LowImpactDevelopment.aspx
5. Prince George’s County, Maryland, 1999, “ Low-Impact Development Design Strategies: An Integrated Design Approach”. Prepared by Prince George’s County, Maryland Department of Environmental Resource Programs and Planning Division.
I have been unable to locate an early Montgomery County, Maryland (where LID practices were pioneered) design or guidance document, but Prince George’s County was and early adapter. Their 1999 manual presents an integrated approach with chapters on LID Site Planning, LID Hydrologic Analysis, LID Development Integrated Management, Erosion and Sediment Control Considerations for LID, and LID Public Outreach. I am trying to determine if there is an updated document.
6. North Carolina State University, June 2009, “Low Impact Development:
A Guidebook for North Carolina”. Published by North Carolina Cooperative Extension.
The purpose of this guidebook is to provide technical and policy guidance to local and county government staff, building professionals, and consultants on low impact development principles and practices. This guidebook provides technical guidance on: designing LID site plans, evaluating performance of LID site plans, constructing LID sites. It provides policy guidance on reviewing LID stormwater site plans, local ordinance review procedures, options for local ordinances and policies, maintenance, and inspection, and provides case studies.
7. NAHB Research Center, Inc., “The Practice ofLow Impact Development”. Prepared for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of Policy Development and Research Washington, D.C.
This document is intended to assist the housing industry during the land development process. The document focuses specifically on technologies that affect both the cost impacts and environmental issues associated with land development. It provides a brief introduction to low impact development and discusses conventional and alternative techniques and technologies that developers can integrate into their existing land development practices. By continually examining the land development process, the home building industry can continue to provide America with built environments that enhance the natural environment.