Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.18
Liaison Joseph Kahn
Submission Date April 20, 2017
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Central Michigan University
OP-23: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Thomas Rohrer
Director Great Lakes Institute for Sustainable Systems
Humanities, Social & Behavioral Science
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Which of the following best describes the institution’s approach to rainwater management?:
Less comprehensive policies, plans or guidelines that incorporate green infrastructure

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

Central Michigan University's Great Lakes Institute for Sustainable Systems, has published goals within the Sustainability is Central report that set guidelines for LID practices and responsible rainwater management.

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:

Central Michigan University has undertaken the following initiatives:
*Increasing capacity of storage and transport infrastructure to handle storm water in a an appropriate manner.
*Rain gardens on campus to decrease negative effects of urban runoff
*Porous parking lots to decrease the amount of impervious surfaces on campus and to decrease the amount of salt utilized for melting ice during the winter
*Natural ponds areas to use as as irrigation-creation of ponds/wetlands to utilize natural features/systems to collect, store and utilize storm water for later irrigation projects
* Minimizing irrigation, campus wide, due to adequate rainfall in the area
* installation of a green roof on the Education & Human Services building, for collection and utilization of rainwater, thermal insulation and protecting the roof membrane. This practice protects the roof's 25-30 year membrane and turns it into a 50 year roof membrane

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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