Pervious pavers allow natural filtration
The pervious pavers used to construct the esplanade and the parking lot allow water to pass through and infiltrate the soil. Unlike typical asphalt, these pavers allow rainwater to penetrate and drain into the soil, naturally filtering some pollutants. This helps reduce the need for and the size of the surface water collection system.
Because they are gray, pervious pavers help reduce the heat island effect that commonly occurs when asphalt is used.