Western Technical College Black River Falls Campus Black River Falls, WI
Client: Western Technical College Project Role: Jessica Fernandez, Ph.D, PLA, ASLA, LEED AP ND- Project Landscape Architect, LEED Administrator Sustainability: LEED Certified Silver
An extensive bio-retention planting system and native plant materials allow stormwater from the roof, parking lot, and other hardscape surfaces to be kept, cleansed, and utilized on site. Non-hybridized native plantings provide wildlife such as bees and butterflies with an ecosystem that off-balances the human footprint. The site also boasts solar panels, low efficiency vehicle (LEV) parking, and hardscape surfaces with a high solar reflective index to help reduce the heat island effect.
*Jessica Fernandez contributed to the Western Technical College Black River Falls Campus while employed by RDG Planning & Design.