An Introduction to Conservation Design
Conservation design is a density neutral design system that takes into account the natural landscape and ecology of a development site and facilitates development while maintaining the most valuable natural features and functions of the site. Conservation design focuses on the grouping of building sites thereby allowing for the preservation of green corridors, valuable natural resources, and the avoidance of ecologically sensitive areas. This approach typically results in projects that are better for the environment, as well as providing additional economic and quality of life benefits. For these reasons conservation design is gaining popularity.
The purpose of this course is to provide engineers with detailed information about conservation design principles and practices, and to provide the necessary language to enable communities to implement conservation design at varying levels. The course materials are structured by practice so that engineers new to conservation design can begin to implement components of conservation design in their practice while more experienced designers can more fully implement the ordinance revisions.
The training material comes from “Conservation Design Resource Manual”, which is a planning tool from the Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission.
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty-five (25) questions to earn 4 PDH credits.
This course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:
- Definition of conservation design
- Understanding of the benefits of conservation design
- Methods that conservation design can be implemented through local plans and ordinances
- Common principles and practices of conservation design
Download the Course to review and begin earning your PDH credits.
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