Operation and Maintenance of Green Infrastructure Report
The report examines the O&M practices of 22 green infrastructure projects funded by the ARRA CWSRF, and highlights both the opportunities and challenges associated with green infrastructure O&M. Activities examined include planning and tracking of maintenance, training and education, use of partnerships, and funding. 27 percent of percent of projects have tracking systems and 55 percent have accountability mechanisms, while 59 percent have developed training and education related to O&M. Amongst projects surveyed, 36 percent had public-private partnerships fulfilling funding and/or labor for O&M activities. 59 percent of all projects have a dedicated source of funding established. Lastly, the report finds that having a centralized authority to oversee compliance yields optimal maintenance results (which is essential to ESG benefits of green infrastructure and meeting their intended goals). Write out the planned procedure to ensure success. Read on the gray vs. green infrastructure divide, or perhaps on the challenges and opportunities of financing green infrastructure and O&M through the nation’s CWSRF. Touch on how to design with maintenance in mind, reducing the cost of a project over its lifespan.
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