Low Impact Development (LID)

Low Impact Development (LID) is a stormwater management and land development strategy applied at the road right-of-way, site plan and subdivision scale. This strategy emphasizes conservation and use of on-site natural features, integrated with engineered, small-scale hydrologic controls to more closely mimic pre-development hydrology. The goal of LID is to prevent measurable harm to streams, lakes, wetlands and other natural aquatic systems from commercial, residential or industrial sites. LID technologies and related design practices are used by GREENLAND® clients (wherever feasible from a functional perspective) for municipal infrastructure and land development projects.

Our LID planning and design strategy (by our engineering and landscape architecture teams) can include:

  • Green roofs;
  • Rainwater gardens;
  • Rainwater harvesting systems;
  • Permeable pavement structures
  • Bio-swales;
  • Artificial floating islands; and,
  • Other innovative ‘smart systems’ developed from the principles of bio-mimicry.

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Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation

The Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation (ICCA) is a national applied research centre that focuses on mobilizing practical and cost-effective solutions to address climate change and extreme weather events. To this end, the ICCA is an incubator of new adaptation ideas, conducting research, knowledge mobilization and promoting initiatives aimed at de-risking the negative impacts of a changing climate and extreme weather. One of ICCA’s concerns is a growing uninsurable housing market in Canada relative to sewer backup.
 
ICCA believes the advanced technology and features of the SafeSump system can be instrumental to mitigating basement flood potential.  I have one of the first prototypes of the SafeSump system installed in my home. I have interacted directly with the start-up founder. I view him as entrepreneurial and passionate, and have met other members of his team with whom I was similarly impressed.  I am also familiar with Greenland Consulting Engineers, and congratulate SafeSump Inc. on their choice to create a joint “SafeSump” venture with Greenland.
 
ICCA looks forward to a supportive relationship with SafeSump Inc. upon the larger scale availability of their much-needed technology.

Dr. Blair Feltmate
Head, Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation
Faculty of Environment
University of Waterloo

October 6, 2016
 

Town of Penetanguishene

As Director of Public Works for the Town of Penetanguishene, I would like to extend my appreciation to Greeland Consulting Engineers for providing exemplary contract administration and construction inspection services for the Penetang Main Street Reconstruction Project. 

The Main Street reconstruction was a huge undertaking for the Town which consisted of: the full reconstruction of 1.4 km of roadway including widening for improved land widths, on-street parking, storm sewer replacement, watermain and sanitary sewer replacement, as well as landscaping and lighting improvements to better serve businesses and residents. The project included significant logistical challenges with respect to the coordination of public access for businesses, and providing workable upgrades to exisiting infrastructure under difficult site constraints and a tight time line. 

As the Contract Administrator and on-site Construction inspector, Greenland always maintained open lines of communication between the Town, Contractor, affected businesses and residents, and promptly, responded to all questions and issues raised by the Contractor, the Town and the public. Greeland's attention to detail throughout the assignment helped ensure the project was completed on-time and under budget. 

Bryan Murray, P. Eng
Director of Public Works
Town of Penetanguishene

February 12, 2019
 

Corporation of the Town of Collingwood (Canada)

On behalf of Council and the residents of Collingwood, I want to thank you for generously giving your time, expertise and experience to our community to assist Town staff in addressing the water capacity issues at the Raymond A. Barker Water Treatment Plant (WTP).

Since becoming aware of the capacity issues this spring and then implementing an Interim Control By-Law, this issue has been the top priority of Council. Your input and contribution on proactive measures to mitigate the summer/winter capacity differential and to increase the WTP capacity pending the completion of the expansion have been of great benefit to Council and to staff. As a result of your input, Council directed staff to include the option of UV Disinfection retrofit to the existing WTP as part of the expansion design RFP process and we are optimistic this will be done.

Thank you for your personal and professional commitment to our community, it is impactful and very much appreciated by myself and my Council colleagues.

Yours very truly,

Bruan Saunderson 
Mayor 
Corporation of the Town of Collingwood (Canada)

July 7, 2021
 

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