Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.66
Liaison Christina Erickson
Submission Date Aug. 15, 2022

STARS v2.2

Champlain College
OP-22: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Tim Van Woert
Director
Facilities
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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:

The Stormwater Master Plan summarizes the nature of storm water the campus experiences, identifies specific opportunities for storm water management, proposes general campus guidelines and lists known storm water issues on the campus. Also included is a summary of stormwater permitting that will likely be required for projects of significance and a stormwater maintenance plan.

One general stormwater tactic on the campus is to attenuate (reduce the peak) flows of stormwater leaving the site. The benefit of this approach is that downhill systems, including municipal drains and the treatment plant they connect to receive water at a more steady rate. Since the Master Plan was written, Champlain has worked to decrease impervious surfaces by removal of parking lots and added several stormwater retaining features such as green roofs, permeable walkways, and a constructed wetland.

See the stormwater master plan at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iWZ2d38QwmQJRPk1kYSUgtOKcSDdyPkV/view?usp=sharing


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:

Champlain has worked to decrease impervious surfaces by removal of parking lots and added several stormwater retaining features such as green roofs, permeable walkways, and a constructed wetland. Generally, these features coincide with new construction and renovation projects.

In Spring 2016, two sections of Environmental Earth Science conducted a building by building assessment of stormwater issues and opportunities, as a service-learning project. See their assessment here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1PdeRglOvyTTeezDXV6ZBEuQtSt4a2go11KqfOT0eyBQ

This work led to Perry Hall achieving the designation of being the first non-residential building to earn the BLUE certification for being a watershed friendly building, in May 2018. https://www.burlingtonvt.gov/DPW/BlueBTVrequest


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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