Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.28
Liaison David Blodgett
Submission Date March 30, 2018
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Babson College
OP-23: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Steve Tolley
Assistant Director, Ground, Building Services & Sustainability
Facilities Management & Planning
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Which of the following best describes the institution’s approach to rainwater management?:
Less comprehensive policies, plans or guidelines that incorporate green infrastructure

A brief description of the institution’s green infrastructure and LID practices:
State and municipally mandated wetland buffer zones cover much of campus and require careful consideration of rainwater flow. These must be considered for both new construction as well as practices such as snow removal and salt application.

Babson also has over 10 acres of detention basins on campus to manage storm water. We have several locations where underground water recharge chambers have been installed. Drains are equipped with oil and water separators to prevent oil picked up by storm water from entering the storm water system.

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:
Babson works to mitigate storm water runoff with any new construction or renovations. Because much of the campus is surrounded by wetlands, there are significant existing legal constraints and regulations on what the college must do.

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