Sustainability: A Growing and Evolving Concept

Green infrastructure is a system of natural and man-made elements, spread out across the landscape that manages stormwater, provides wildlife habitat, and facilitates recreation.  It includes low impact development techniques and sustainable stormwater management, designing for LEED and SITES certifications, Environmental Site Design and Best Management Practices.

Our Designers Offer a Full Complement of Sustainable Design Skills

Sustainability is a concept that runs through all of our projects. Roads and bridge construction now must consider and mitigate the environmental impacts of those projects. Even such concepts as transit oriented development are founded from the idea of reducing our environmental footprint.

AMT’s multi-disciplined Teams of professionals understands the functions and needs of the natural environment (vegetation, soils, hydrology, etc.) as well as the practical and technical requirements of man-made infrastructure (paving, utilities, structures, etc.). We offer specialized expertise in the integrating natural and man-made elements, often through environmental site design, by the application of low-impact development practices, to plan, design, restore, and conserve green infrastructure systems and improve the function and quality of our communities and landscapes. The Team features environmental engineers, landscape architects, arborists, LEED-accredited site designers, and certified green roof specialists who can help you reduce building energy costs and the heat island effect often found in urban areas.

The team has assisted a major city develop its low impact development standards. For one of our elementary school clients, we designed the largest green roof in the state of Maryland. We have won awards  for our work using National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System standards. These are just a few examples of our commitment to returning post-development environments to as close an approximation of their pre-development conditions as possible. To see more of our work, please click here.