Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 46.48
Liaison Jennifer McMillin
Submission Date July 21, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Cleveland State University
OP-23: Stormwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Nathan Engstrom
Coordinator, Campus Sustainability
Business Affairs and Finance
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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:

CSU is located in Cuyahoga County, a county which assesses a fee for stormwater discharge based on square footage of impermeable surface. As such, CSU is continually exploring ways to reduce these fees and decrease impermeable surface on campus. The University's 2010 Master Plan includes recommeded guidelines.


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

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

East Roof of the Recreation Center
2420 Chester Avenue

Project Number: LF-0821
Current Status:
Completed & closed

Wednesday August 5: Plants delivered and volunteers will carry modules from crane to roof. Installation begins.
Thursday August 6: All day installation
Friday August 7: All day installation and completion if needed.

Description of Work
The LEED-certified Recreation Center was built in 2006 with the intention of having a 7,000 sq ft Green Roof. The project ran out of financial resources until last fall when the environmental science class committed to making sure the project was completed!

Green Roofs add decades of life to buildings/roofs, filter pollutants from storm water (which benefits the entire city and Lake Erie), adds aesthetic value to the building, creates a place to become engaged in learning, a place to host functions or classes, and reduces the cost of heating and cooling by tremendous percentages!

Project Highlights
The roof will include wheelchair access, experimental plots for the science department, solar lighting and space for physical education classes to take place or for students to study. It will also be available for other University functions such as receptions and other events.

Project Team
Design Architects
Weber Murphy Fox

Construction Manager
Dave Phillips Masonry. Inc.

Electrical Contractor
Ellis Brothers Construction

CSU Staff
Project Manager: Tania Anochin

Student Volunteers
Erin Huber
Lee Ann Westfall

Budget
Project Budget: $217,000
Construction Budget: $195,000

Financing
Donations, Philanthropy Advancement and Bond Interest


Does the institution have porous paving?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's porous paving:

Yes, sections of porous concrete are included as part of a plaza between the School of Health Sciences and Julka Hall.


Does the institution have retention ponds?:
No

A brief description of the institution's retention ponds:
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Does the institution have stone swales?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's stone swales:

Stone swales are also incorporated as part of the plaza between the School of Health Sciences and Julka Hall.


Does the institution have vegetated swales?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's vegetated swales:

Vegetated swales are also incorporated as part of the plaza between the School of Health Sciences and Julka Hall.


Does the institution employ any other technologies or strategies for stormwater management?:
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A brief description of other technologies or strategies for stormwater management employed:

In addition to the green roof at the Rec Center, vegetated areas are provided over an underground parking structure, an underground walkway and the bermed Health Sciences building.


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