Pervious Concrete Parking Lots are Safer and More Attractive than Asphalt
Benefits | Attractive | Economic | Environmental | Structural | LEED
Arizona's first use of pervious concrete on something other than a small demonstration project was recently placed and is in service at Northern Arizona University's Applied Research & Development building in Flagstaff. The pervious concrete parking area is part of an overall project registered as LEED Platinum and presented as a special focus project at the recent US Green Building Council GREENBUILD Conference in Denver.
Comparison of Post-Snowstorm Pavement Surfaces
These photos were taken within minutes of each other in two supermarket parking lots across the street from each other in Denver, CO. Both lots were plowed in the morning following the overnight snow storm. The air circulating beneath the pervious concrete accelerates the melting of remaining snow and allows the melt water to drain immediately. Besides providing a safe and tidy surface during the day, the totally dry pervious pavement greatly reduces the risks associated with refreezing of puddles as the temperature drops later.