Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 49.63
Liaison Yaffa Grossman
Submission Date May 19, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Beloit College
OP-23: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 2.00 Lindsay Chapman
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability
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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:

In designing new construction, Low Impact Development practices such as a green roof and accompanying rainwater runoff cistern for irrigation of the greenhouse were incorporated into the building's features. Additionally a rain garden composed of wetland plants was constructed next to the building to absorb and slow the flow of any rainstorm surges to the nearby Rock River.


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:

In designing new construction, Low Impact Development practices such as a green roof and accompanying rainwater runoff cistern for irrigation of the greenhouse were incorporated into the building's features. Additionally a rain garden composed of wetland plants was constructed next to the building to absorb and slow the flow of any rainstorm surges to the nearby Rock River.
Additionally, students who have studied hydrogeology have engaged in research to map the topography of the college campus to assess best locations for future rain gardens in order to mitigate storm water runoff.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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