Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.55
Liaison Susan Powers
Submission Date Feb. 22, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Clarkson University
OP-23: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
1.00 / 2.00 Susan Powers
Assoc. Dir. Sustainability
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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 University uses retention ponds, stone swales, vegetated swales and a stormwater mitigation chamber.


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:

Design Standards: 3.4.4.1.1.5 Storm water Management
• Refer to NYS Department of Environmental Conservation and US Environmental Protection Agency for technical and regulatory information concerning Storm Water Management.
• The Design Team shall evaluate and integrate innovative technologies where applicable to address the challenges of harvesting, storing, reclaiming, and reusing its water resources. Design Teams may need to collaborate with and address concerns of local governing authorities in certain locations and situations.
• Clarkson’s preference is to have more pervious than impervious surfaces on campus. Where possible, Clarkson encourages aquifer replenishment by allowing water to filter slowly into the groundwater table. Where feasible, use open channel storm drainage and vegetated swales for storm water conveyance instead of pipes.


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