Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.71
Liaison Keisha Payson
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Bowdoin College
OP-23: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Keisha Payson
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainable Bowdoin
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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:

The Building Design Standards for Renovation Projects has a section devoted to reduction of stormwater runoff. Bowdoin utilizes a rainwater capture system on the roof of two LEED certified dorms and a LEED platinum academic building. Collected rainwater is utilized for toilet flushing. The college landscapes with indigenous plants that do not require irrigation. Additionally, surfaces are designed to direct rainwater runoff toward plants and maintain plant health. Bowdoin has several storm water retention ponds, vegetative swales, infiltration galleries, under drained soil filters, and under drained bio-retention cells.


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:

The strategies in the rainwater/stormwater management plan are the results of our effort to lower the impact of new development. For example- roof water harvesting was the result of LID practices during design of the dorm, vegetative swales are the result of LID practices when building soccer fields.


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