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Topic: Eco-Functioning Spaces®: How to Support Chesapeake Bay Region Targets, Save Money, and Increase Economic Value at Your Workplace
Summary: This webinar will introduce businesses in the Chesapeake Bay region to the concept of Eco-Functioning Spaces and their environmental, social, and economic benefits – whether the businesses are tenants or landowners at their office locations. It will explain what Eco-Functioning Spaces are and how they are similar (or sometimes different) to preserved natural conservation areas and green infrastructure for stormwater management. The land use focus of the webinar will be on urban and urbanizing areas (i.e. cities, towns, and growing suburbs), where impervious area levels are high or increasing. We will look at how the proper design, operation, and maintenance of Eco-Functioning Spaces benefits the financial bottom line.
We will discuss the importance of urban responses to environmental problems in our Bay sub-watersheds, and the need for “systems thinking” in crafting urban responses to the array of problems faced in our region (as well as climate change mitigation and adaptation). We will look at how every Eco-Functioning Space addresses numerous environmental problems (as well as numerous categories under the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement) through integrated design and careful management, and how the impact of those spaces can be amplified when coupled with nearby conservation programs and when Eco-Functioning Spaces across adjacent sites can be aggregated to achieve larger scale responses.