Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 33.30
Liaison Bo Solomon
Submission Date March 31, 2021
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Drexel University
OP-23: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 2.00 Bo Solomon
University Sustainability Officer
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Which of the following best describes the institution’s approach to rainwater management?:
No written policies, plans or guidelines, but green infrastructure and LID practices are used

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

All construction on new or existing buildings must adhere to the University's Sustainability Design policy and the Green Building Initaitive's Green Globes Rating system, which includes requirements for reducing stormwater runoff. Recent construciton projects, such as the Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building, Recreation Center, Millennium Hall and Queen Lane addition, all have design features (green roof, permeable fitness plaza, etc.) that address stormwater runoff. The University also identified stormwater mitigation as a priority in the FY2013 capital budget and has been working with the City of Philadelphia on streets projects that reduce runoff via tree plantings and the installation of large planters, among other strategies. Landscaping that mitigates stormwater runoff is a key component of the 2012-17 Campus Master Plan.

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:

The University follows the City of Philadelphia's Water & Sewer and Streets Department's code requirements.

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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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