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AUG 2012

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Information Request # 425 Paver Sales Up, Permeable Use Increasing Above: The results of the annual Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute's Industry Sales Survey show a 2.7- percent increase in total US paver sales. The municipal/ commercial market makes up 21.3 percent and residential sales make up the majority, with 78.7 percent. According to the report, the permeable pave- ment niche has increased steadily over the last three years, growing from 3.8 to 5.1 percent of to- tal sales from 2009 to 2011. With almost the exact opposite ratio from standard paver use, 78.4 per- cent of permeable surfacing was placed in com- mercial applications, and only 21.6 percent went to residential jobs. The survey data pertains to products that conform to standards set by the Canadian Standards Associa- tion (CSA) or the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). Right: The Transporta- tion, Housing, and Environment (THE) Committee of the Prince George's County Council (Maryland) unanimously passed a Stormwater Manage- ment Retrofit Program. The proposed program would offer a rebate to individuals, busi- nesses, or non- profits that install pervious pavers on their property. Shown here is a Xeripave pervious paver. Rebates For Paver Use Similar programs already exist in the District of Columbia and Montgom- ery County. These programs are just as popular with the public as they are with policy works. DC's RiverSmart Homes program has been so successful that homeown- ers now must wait 3-to-4 months after applying just for an initial audit. Because this is a rebate program, property owners will need to pay for the project installation out of pocket, and then be reimbursed. For more informa- tion visit: August 2012 9

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