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Sustainable Design Guidelines to Support the Washington State Ferries Terminal Design Manual: Design Guideline Application and Refinement

Description: The Sustainable Design Guidelines were developed in Phase I of this research program (WA-RD 816.1). Here we are reporting on the Phase II effort that “beta-tested” the Phase I Guidelines on example ferry terminal designs and refinements made to the tool. The specific objectives of this project are to:

  1. Cite example WSF terminal projects that would serve as candidates for assessing the Sustainable Design Guidelines,
  2. Compile and analyze site and resource attributes influencing the design needs,
  3. Develop a “20% design” for each of the example terminals,
  4. Refine the Draft Sustainable Design Guideline,
  5. Develop preliminary data on the efficacy of sample stormwater design solutions,
  6. Develop a database tool for GRIP, the proposed Green Rating Integration Platform for WSF.

This project represents the second phase in a three-part effort. The final component will develop and potentially demonstrate specific solutions that present unique opportunities and will be deployed in Phase III.

  • Date Published: August, 2013
  • Publication Number: WA-RD 816.2
  • Last Modified: September 26, 2013
  • Authors: Michael P. Wolcott, Cara Poor, Liv Haselbach.
  • Originator: Washington State University. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • # of Pages: 235 p., 113.91 mb (PDF)
  • Subject: Ferry terminals, Design, Design of specific facilities, Guidelines, Evaluation and assessment, Water quality management, Tests.
  • Keywords: Sustainability, ferry terminals, stormwater, LID, Low Impact Development, Washington state, sustainable design guidelines, stormwater solutions, GRIP (Green Rating Integration Platform), database tool.
  • Related Publications: Sustainable Design Guidelines to Support the Washington State Ferries Terminal Design Manual: Stormwater and Materials Issues (WA-RD 816.1) ;


This abstract was last modified October 16, 2013