Nitsch Engineering is leading the stormwater master planning effort for Harvard Business School’s (HBS’s) Master Plan Update. We are coordinating with the master planning team to evaluate and develop a range of goals and alternatives for managing and implementing sustainable stormwater solutions for the Business School campus in the Allston neighborhood of Boston, located along the Charles River. The Stormwater Master Plan incorporates HBS’s Sustainability Goals; current sustainable initiatives such as LEED, ASLA’s Sustainable Sites, and the Living Building Challenge; along with existing and anticipated regulatory requirements. Nitsch Engineering’s overarching goal for the Plan is to assist the HBS campus in incorporating sustainable stormwater management strategies into HBS’s future development program. We analyzed the site and developed a Stormwater Master Plan document that emphasizes Low Impact Development techniques such as rainwater harvesting, green roofs, infiltrative practices, porous pavement, bioretention, and amended soil techniques. Nitsch Engineering also prepared a presentation for HBS that summarizes the findings and recommendations from the document.

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