Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 47.37
Liaison Holly Andersen
Submission Date Jan. 26, 2021

STARS v2.2

Bennington College
OP-22: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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:

The College promotes infiltration of stormwater runoff wherever feasible, while siting and designing treatment systems that fit with and take advantage of existing site constraints and conditions. While the College has two standard detention and attenuation basins (Biomass Facility and Student Center), the VAPA/CAPA system is a wetland type system which has created a thriving habitat, while still providing stormwater treatment and site in a location which is virtually unnoticeable unless you know what you are looking for. The new Commons stormwater treatment system is a bioretention filter, which also allows for infiltration of runoff under most conditions. The designed incorporated the College’s existing collection system and was site at the end of the their existing discharge which allowed them to incorporate the vegetated system into an existing grass field and limit the amount of additional hard infrastructure necessary to complete the design.

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:

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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