Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 76.00
Liaison Ciannat Howett
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

Emory University
OP-22: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Jimmy Powell
Engineering and Exterior Services
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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:
As part of the Campus Master Plan 2005 Update, Emory University produced a Stormwater Master Plan that incorporates best management practices needed to address current stormwater system shortcomings and reduce the impact of continuing development on the watershed receiving streams. The plan addresses water quality and quantity design guidelines and references both existing and future stormwater systems. All new, large capital projects have underground "water quality devices" (aka, CrystalStream units) installed to filter rainwater to county and state code requirements.

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:
Emory has incorporated several green infrastructure strategies regarding storm water. Pervious pavement, several bioswales, irrigation cisterns, green roofs the above-mentioned CrystalStream units, and an innovative storm water harvesting system are all examples.

Website URL where information about the institution’s green infrastructure and LID practices is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
Data reported for 2018-2019 fiscal year. Green roofs at Emory story: https://news.emory.edu/stories/2017/08/er_green_roofs_emory/campus.html

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