Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.77
Liaison Franklin Lebo
Submission Date May 27, 2022

STARS v2.2

Baldwin Wallace University
OP-22: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Franklin Lebo
Assistant Professor of Sustainability
Sustainability
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Which of the following best describes the institution’s approach to rainwater management?:
Comprehensive policies, plans or guidelines that require LID practices for all new projects

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

SECTION 334100 – STORM WATER
PART 1: GENERAL
1.1 Any deviances from the following instructions must be approved during design by Baldwin Wallace University
Facilities Management Personnel.
1.2 Performance Requirements
All new work, taking place within the city limits of Berea or in watersheds feeding the City of Berea, shall be
in accordance with the Storm Water Ordinances of the City of Berea and Ohio EPA. This article is controlled
by the City of Berea.
Best Management Practices (BMP’s) are stated within the local publication “Erosion and Sediment Control
Handbook for Developing Areas”, and can be obtained for the Soil Conservation Service.
Projects which propose disturbing three (3) acres or greater area must submit a site registration application
according to the Ohio Department of Environmental Protection (ODEP), Division of Water Resources.
Projects which propose disturbing less than three acres should submit a Notice of Intent according to the
For more information, please visit: https://www.bw.edu/Assets/offices/b-g/bw-building-standards-book.pdf


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

BW's rainwater management policy and guidelines are reproduced below. To effectuate those guidelines, BW retains the firm Neff and Associates (http://pcvcs.com/Neff/projects/educational-municipal/), which specializes in civil engineering and landscape architecture to annually review BW's bioswales and attendant issues (e.g., soil erosion, runoff blockages, debris collection, and etc.). The firm then supplies a checklist of upkeep and maintenance issues to be addressed by Baldwin Wallace University's Building and Grounds Department and files their reports with the City of Berea's Engineering Department. Please see the attached file for BW's 2018 insprection report including diagrams of the bioswales and water remediation sites, photographs, and Storm Water Detention/Retention Structures – Annual Inspection Form for the follwing sites on campus:

(1) Adalbert Street Parking Lot
(2) Beech Street Parking Lot
(3) Church Street Parking Lot
(4) CIG (Center for Innovation and Growth) Parking Lot
(5) Durst Welcome Center
(6) E. Bridge Street Parking Lot
(7) MCS (Math and Computer Science) Parking Lot

Please note that the large Bonds Parking Lot outside of the main administration building has also been fully updated with bioswales as well. Photographs have been included in the attachment. However, they were too new to receive inspection in 2018 and will await inspection next year.
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SECTION 334100 – STORM WATER
PART 1: GENERAL
1.1 Any deviances from the following instructions must be approved during design by Baldwin Wallace University
Facilities Management Personnel.
1.2 Performance Requirements
All new work, taking place within the city limits of Berea or in watersheds feeding the City of Berea, shall be
in accordance with the Storm Water Ordinances of the City of Berea and Ohio EPA. This article is controlled
by the City of Berea.
Best Management Practices (BMP’s) are stated within the local publication “Erosion and Sediment Control
Handbook for Developing Areas”, and can be obtained for the Soil Conservation Service.
Projects which propose disturbing three (3) acres or greater area must submit a site registration application
according to the Ohio Department of Environmental Protection (ODEP), Division of Water Resources.
Projects which propose disturbing less than three acres should submit a Notice of Intent according to the
guidelines stipulated by the ODEP. Fees associated with these activities shall be incurred by the Owner.
PART 2: PRODUCTS
2.1 Piping
All storm water piping shall be RCP or HDPE pipe.
2.2 Inlets & Manholes
All inlets and manholes shall be constructed of reinforced concrete in accordance with the latest WVDOH
standards.
2.3 Grates
All grates shall be traffic bearing in accordance with the latest ODOH standards.
PART 3: EXECUTION
3.1 Storm water is intended to be deposited within its originating watershed. Any deviation from this will require permission from Baldwin Wallace University.
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This policy is found in Baldwin Wallace University's Design Guidelines and Construction Standards, Volume 2, Divisions 21-28 available online at: https://www.bw.edu/about/offices/buildings-grounds/
For an example of BW's efforts to deal with stormwater runoff, the Durst Welcome Center at BW features a bio-retention cell to improve water quality (Please visit: https://kemccartney.com/stormwater/system-design-green-infrastructure/baldwin-wallace-bioretention-2/).


Website URL where information about the institution’s green infrastructure and LID practices is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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