High Performance Infrastructure Guidelines

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Primary Authors

Hillary Brown, Steven A. Caputo Jr., Kerry Carnahan, Signe Nielsen

Additional Contributors

Jason Bregman, Stephen Campbell, Bram Gunther, Zydnia Nazario

Technical Editors

Steven Winter Associates, Inc.


Design Trust for Public Space
New York City Department
of Design & Construction

Publication Data

Date: October 2005
Trim Size: 11" x 8.5"
Pages: 228
Binding: Spiral
ISBN: 978-0-971-6942-7-9
Design: Kristin Barnes Sewell

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"Much of our Street Design Manual was directly inspired and informed by the High Performance Infrastructure Guidelines, itself an indispensable reference on designing and building streets intelligently."
  - Representative, NYC Dept. of Transportation

Produced in partnership with the New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC), this detailed handbook describes practices for creating sustainable city streets, sidewalks, utilities, and urban landscaping. Following the acclaimed High Performance Building Guidelines, this sister publication launches a new era in the design and construction of public infrastructure.

Part 1 focuses on the overall benefits and precedents for building high-performance infrastructure.

Part 2 describes current process in the City of New York and outlines near- and long-term performance objectives.

Part 3 specifies best practices (BMPs) for sustainable construction in the public right-of-way. Topics include:

 • Site assessment
 • Streetscape
 • Pavement
 • Utility
 • Stormwater Management
 • Landscape
 • Construction Practices

A detailed index makes this handbook an invaluable reference for professionals

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