|Submission Date||Aug. 1, 2011|
Illinois Institute of Technology
OP-23: Stormwater Management
Director, Office of Campus Energy and Sustainability
Does the institution have a policy, plan, and/or strategies to reduce stormwater runoff from new development projects? :
Does the institution have a policy, plan, and/or strategies to reduce stormwater runoff from ongoing campus operations? :
A brief description of the institution's stormwater management initiatives:
Through a cooperative effort among the Office of Campus Energy and Sustainability and faculty from Environmental Engineering and Landscape Architecture, IIT has created a roadmap for reaching the sustainability goal of managing 100% of stormwater on site by 2020. The first step toward this plan was completed in 2010: documenting the current stormwater management and flows. Currently, students in the Environmental Engineering department are documenting the campus using EPA's SUSTAIN tool to come up with a specific series of best management practices to be applied. The campus already has permeable pavement and native planting test areas, and to meet the stormwater plan goals, the university will implement these and other best practices.
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?:
A brief description of the institution's living or vegetated roof:
Does the institution have porous paving?:
A brief description of the institution's porous paving:
The university installed a section of porous paving during the renovation of a laboratory research building on the south end of campus at 35th Street and Dearborn.
Does the institution have retention ponds?:
A brief description of the institution's retention ponds:
Does the institution have stone swales?:
A brief description of the institution's stone swales:
Does the institution have vegetated swales?:
A brief description of the institution's vegetated swales:
Does the institution employ any other technologies or strategies for stormwater management?:
A brief description of other technologies or strategies for stormwater management employed:
The university has tested an area of native prairie plantings to determine the efficacy of their application for stormwater management. The installation currently resides in front of our Main Building.
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