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V1 Media is an approved AIA continuing-education provider. AIA-approved courses are a valid form of Professional Development for the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industries via self-learning courses in all states.

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Recommendations for Bioretention Media Qualification

Course Information

Engineered bioretention media is optimized to filter and/or infiltrate stormwater runoff through a plant-soil-microbe complex. A successful bioretention installation involves oversight—not just onsite, but having a framework in place for transferring raw materials to a blended, commercially installed product. Read this “instruction manual” on how to successfully implement a bioretention media strategy. Then take the accompanying quiz to receive continuing education credit.


Mindy Hills,CPSWQ, James Lenhart, P.E., D.WRE, and Alex Macleod, P.E.

Learning Objectives

• Understand the role engineered media plays in the overall performance of a bioretention system.
• Understand the importance of proper sourcing, producing and storing of engineered media to ensure optimal performance.
• Understand the role that specifications, QA/QC and certification plays in the consistent production of engineered bioretention media.


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