OMAHA – A sustainability project from the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), in partnership with the City of Omaha and State of Nebraska, has been recognized as one of the world’s top projects for 2014.
This month the UNO Welcome Center Bioretention Garden was named one of the top 10 projects of the year, internationally, by Storm Water Solutions, a magazine focused on highlighting the nation’s top infrastructure and construction news as it relates to sustainable water management.
Located on the west end of the Dodge Campus, the UNO Welcome Center Bioretention Garden serves several purposes, not the least of which is providing a research space for both UNO students and city planners. The project was completed in 2013 by Dostals Construction.
The garden utilizes two methods to address the issue of storm water waste by creating neighboring drainage sites that allow water to collect and support plant life rather than produce sewer runoff. Additionally, the space provides beautification to an otherwise barren plot of land on the UNO Campus.
As a result of the successes of the garden in its first year of operation, discussions are already underway to replicate the project across the state of Nebraska.
UNO was the only project recognized from the Midwest in 2014. Other projects included entrees from Florida, California, New York, the United Kingdom and Canada.
For more information, please contact Charley Reed, UNO media relations coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 402.554.2129.
Credit: Omaha By Design
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