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Green Values National Stormwater Management Calculator

This tool allows users to quickly compare the performance, costs, and benefits of green infrastructure to conventional stormwater practices. The calculator is comprehensive and requires multiple data sets.

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  • Resource Types:
  • Calculators and Modeling
  • Getting Started Steps:
  • Finance It
  • Map It
  • Plan It
  • Planning Process Steps:
  • Gather Data
  • Publisher(s):
  • Center for Neighborhood Technology