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Sustainable Design Guidelines to Support the Washington State Ferries Terminal Design Manual: Stormwater and Material Issues

Description: In an effort to assist the developers of the terminal design manual in potentially addressing sustainable design issues, the overall goal is to produce Sustainable Design Guidelines that will specifically address the unique needs and requirements of ferry terminals. In support of the development of these Sustainable Design Guidelines, the specific objectives of this project are to:

  1. Review applicable sustainable design guidelines and rating systems.
  2. Assess specific needs as perceived by Washington State Ferries (WSF) Terminal Engineering staff.
  3. Compile standards and metrics potentially applicable to WSF terminals with a focus on materials use, site design, and consequences.
  4. Prepare a draft Sustainable Design Guideline. 
  5. Provide specific methods to address stormwater quality and quantity using LID (Low Impact Development) methods.
  6. Provide specific recommendations where composite materials may provide unique solutions to material needs.

The outcomes of the project are expected to be complementary to the current SMS (Safety Management System) and other environmental documentation in place, or under consideration, at WSF.

  • Date Published: August, 2011
  • Publication Number: WA-RD 816.1
  • 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: 117p., 1.97 mb (PDF)
  • Subject: Ferry terminals, Design, Design of specific facilities, Sustainable development, Water quality management, Pollution control, Drainage, Runoff, Environmental protection, Building materials, Recommendations.
  • Keywords: Sustainability, ferry terminals, stormwater, LID, Low Impact Development, Washington state, sustainable design guidelines.
  • Related Publications: Sustainable Design Guidelines to Support the Washington State Ferries Terminal Design Manual: Design Guideline Application and Refinement (WA-RD 816.2) ;


This abstract was last modified October 15, 2013