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Liaison Mary Fischer
Submission Date Feb. 17, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Brandeis University
OP-23: Stormwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired William Bushey
Energy Manager
Facilities Services
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Does the institution have a policy, plan, and/or strategies to reduce stormwater runoff from new development projects? :
Yes

Does the institution have a policy, plan, and/or strategies to reduce stormwater runoff from ongoing campus operations? :
Yes

A brief description of the institution's stormwater management initiatives:

An engineer is retained by the university to manage all stormwater programs. Details of the program points are described below.


The website URL where information about the institution's stormwater management initiatives, plan or policy is available:
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Does the institution have a living or vegetated roof?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's living or vegetated roof:

The new Shapiro Science Center has a green roof- planted with native and drought resistant species. This roof is a small "pilot" and investigation into larger areas is ongoing.


Does the institution have porous paving?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's porous paving:

Around all areas of new construction and in updated pathways the preference has been for porous paving.


Does the institution have retention ponds?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's retention ponds:

The pond by the chapels and the pond by Massell both act as retention ponds. Stormwater runoff from upstream areas enters the ponds at higher rates than it is allowed to leave. The ponds act a buffer, reducing the rate that stormwater leaves the site. Aeration was added to Massell pond, greatly improving the health of the pond.


Does the institution have stone swales?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's stone swales:

A stone overflow exists on the driveway that leads to the back of the library as well as some work on new construction.


Does the institution have vegetated swales?:
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A brief description of the institution's vegetated swales:

There are vegetated swales in the same location as the stone swales, behind Heller along the road. The swales intercept runoff from the drive/parking area and conveys it to the constructed wetland area.


Does the institution employ any other technologies or strategies for stormwater management?:
Yes

A brief description of other technologies or strategies for stormwater management employed:

Underground infiltration (Admission, Mandel, Ridgewood)
Constructed wetlands and swales (Heller)
Underground detention and infiltration (parking behind Lown, and Shapiro Science Center).


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