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Finalist Evaluation

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Even though I've heard of this before, I like this proposal because our communities need to depave; However, more work needs to be done to make a convincing argument.

Where will the old asphalt go?

What are the implications of permeable asphalt and Boston Winters?

Will freeze-thaw cycles, snow plows and shovels sabotage the potential plants that will grow in these depaved areas?
From my understanding of rainwater harvesting, a 55 gallon barrel is a drop in the bucket and almost not worth the while. Has rainwater barrel programs seen much success across the nation?

I think a much better idea would be to depave driveways and then bury a much larger underground cistern, depending on the intended use of the water.

I think what will be important for this proposal to work is to find the right end user who will provide the proper maintenance for both the new impermeable driveway and cisterns and will utilize the water coming from the cistern.

Semi-Finalist Evaluation

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Congratulations on making it to the Semi-Finals for the Urban Heat Island Effect contest. Please take into consideration the comments left by the judges and do please incorporate that feedback into your final proposal. We look forward to seeing your ideas finalized in the next iteration!

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Climate Colab

Mar 6, 2015
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Even though I've heard of this before, I like this proposal because our communities need to depave; However, more work needs to be done to make a convincing argument. Where will the old asphalt go? What are the implications of permeable asphalt and Boston Winters? Will freeze-thaw cycles, snow plows and shovels sabotage the potential plants that will grow in these depaved areas? From my understanding of rainwater harvesting, a 55 gallon barrel is a drop in the bucket and almost not worth the while. Has rainwater barrel programs seen much success across the nation? I think a much better idea would be to depave driveways and then bury a much larger underground cistern, depending on the intended use of the water. I think what will be important for this proposal to work is to find the right end user who will provide the proper maintenance for both the new impermeable driveway and cisterns and will utilize the water coming from the cistern.