Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 73.93
Liaison Jim Dees
Submission Date April 19, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Appalachian State University
OP-23: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 2.00 Michelle Novacek
Process Analyst
Physical Plant
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Which of the following best describes the institution’s approach to rainwater management?:
No written policies, plans or guidelines, but green infrastructure and LID practices are used

A brief description of the institution’s green infrastructure and LID practices:

*The Carol Grotnes Belk Library and Information Commons and associated parking deck have a rainwater detention retention system that captures water, and by way of weir, releases the water into the watershed to prevent flooding.

*University has installed Flexi-pave material at 3 locations on campus to study the permeable recycled passenger tires. All 3 areas are holding up well and consist of a total of 2165 square feet of surface area.

Lovill Hall 1089 sq. ft.: Garwood Hall 636 sq. ft.: Student Rec. Ctr 440 sq. ft.

*One permeable concrete sidewalk area under study is located at the main chiller building at the Howard Street Roundabout across from new Belk Library consisting of 200 sq. ft.

*The Holmes Convocation Center has a filtered storm water catchment system. One reservoir is 2400 gallons and another is 900 gallons.

A copy of the institution’s rainwater management policy, plan, and/or guidelines:

A brief description of the institution’s rainwater management policy, plan, and/or guidelines that supports the responses above:

All new university buildings and or parking lots are designed with either retention or detention water collection and filtering systems prior to being released back into the natural watershed area.

The campus actively manages an urban forest and has been awarded "Tree Campus" designation. River banks have been specifically targeted for plantings so that tree canopies can catch / disperse water.

Storm drains are routinely camera'd to identify obstructions.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

The 23,000 gallons of water reported as being collected annually (above) includes the 20,000 gallon storage tank for the water cannons at the new field hockey field.

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