Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.05
Liaison Greg Lischke
Submission Date Nov. 20, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Ithaca College
OP-23: Stormwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Marian Brown
Special Assistant to the Provost
Office of the Provost
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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:

There are vegetative roofs on five different buildings on campus.

Since the College has adopted a minimum LEED Silver or equivalent construction/major renovation policy, all new projects will incorporate stormwater management practices.

For the two newest buildings, the Park Center for Business and Sustainable Enterprise and the Peggy R. Williams Center, both LEED-Platinum certified, there are rainwater catchment and reuse systems in place that actively collect rainwater and store it in underground cisterns for use in non-potable water applications (toilet flushing and landscape irrigation). We also used pervious paving near the Williams Center.



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

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

There are five vegetated roofs on campus. The vegetated roof atop the Park Center for Business and Sustainable Enterprise helps control waste water runoff and provides thermal cushioning against temperature fluctuation. There are multiple vegetated roof sections on the Williams Center. There are also much older vegetated roof


Does the institution have porous paving?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's porous paving:

Porous paving is used in the small parking areas in front of the LEED Platinum-certified Peggy R. Williams Center. There is also pervious paving underneath the plaza between the Williams Center and the Park Center for Business and Sustainable Enterprise, also LEED Platinum-certified.


Does the institution have retention ponds?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's retention ponds:

There are two retention ponds currently on campus and one more that will be established as the new Athletic and Events Center is completed.


Does the institution have stone swales?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's stone swales:

There are two stone swales on campus, one which leads from the recently completed Peggy R. Williams Center to a retention pond, and one that directs water away from the fitness center quad.


Does the institution have vegetated swales?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's vegetated swales:

Vegetated swales are in use near the fitness center as well as near existing parking areas on campus.


Does the institution employ any other technologies or strategies for stormwater management?:
Yes

A brief description of other technologies or strategies for stormwater management employed:

We are using alternative landscaping practices in several areas, with more dense vegetation that minimizes mowing, to assist with prevent erosion and help capture rainwater.


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