Analyze natural systems
Natural systems include water and hydrology; vegetation, forests and soils; solar access and wind conditions. The natural systems analysis is the basis of designing a project that minimizes impacts and maximizes sustainable solutions for each project.
stormwater, streams, wetlands, aquifers, and shorelines
stormwater infiltration, geological hazards, and soil stability
major trees, forested areas, and plant communities
sun and shadow conditions on and near site
prevailing wind direction
current and future flood risk and tidal inundation, heat vulnerability and heat wave risk