Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 52.57
Liaison Susan Kidd
Submission Date Feb. 15, 2012
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STARS v1.0

Agnes Scott College
OP-23: Stormwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Susan Kidd
Executive Director
Center for Sustainability
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Does the institution have a policy, plan, and/or strategies to reduce stormwater runoff from new development projects? :
Yes

Does the institution have a policy, plan, and/or strategies to reduce stormwater runoff from ongoing campus operations? :
Yes

A brief description of the institution's stormwater management initiatives:

The college's policy that all new construction be completed to LEED Silver or greater, which includes ecological site planning as a component.


The website URL where information about the institution's stormwater management initiatives, plan or policy is available:
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Does the institution have a living or vegetated roof?:
No

A brief description of the institution's living or vegetated roof:
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Does the institution have porous paving?:
No

A brief description of the institution's porous paving:
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Does the institution have retention ponds?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's retention ponds:

The retention pond is located on the south end campus. A portion of the rain water from the buildings is channeled to the retention pond. The campus topography allows for stormwater form the landscape to flow into the pond.


Does the institution have stone swales?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's stone swales:

On either side of the Julia Thompson Smith Chapel there are small scale stone swales to collect rain water runoff from the chapel's large gabled roof.


Does the institution have vegetated swales?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's vegetated swales:

Surrounding the Julia Thompson Smith Chapel is a rain garden. This garden collects rainwater runoff from the chapel's large gabled roof and surrounding walkways.


Does the institution employ any other technologies or strategies for stormwater management?:
Yes

A brief description of other technologies or strategies for stormwater management employed:

The landscape plan for the college addressed the need for planted areas with drainage. The college has also reduced the amount of impervious pavement, including limiting vehicular traffic and parking, within the campus boundaries.
The college works with the City of Decatur to channel stormwater on a boundary street to the college's retention pond.


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