Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.66
Liaison Luis Maggiori
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

Lane Community College
OP-22: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
2.00 / 2.00 Luis Maggiori
Sustainability Coordinator
Institute for Sustainable Practices
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Which of the following best describes the institution’s approach to rainwater management?:
Comprehensive policies, plans or guidelines that require LID practices for all new projects

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

- Rainwater harvesting at Learning garden collects rainwater from the greenhouse and it is used for irrigation.

- Rainwater harvesting at Mary Spilde Center: Two 10,000 gallon holding tanks (cisterns) are buried under the west courtyard. The rain that falls onto the roof is piped into the cisterns by gravity. The stored water is then pumped through other pipes to irrigate landscaped areas and used to flush toilets.

- Green roof at Mary Spilde Center: A green roof over the meeting rooms between the academic and housing buildings adds beauty and provides thermal insulation and slows down the drainage of rainwater so that gutters and roof drains are not overburdened during downpours. This also eliminates the heat-island effect and glare caused by other types of roofing.


A copy of the institution’s rainwater management policy, plan, and/or guidelines:
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A brief description of the institution’s rainwater management policy, plan, and/or guidelines that supports the responses above:

Lane Community College is committed to the conservation of natural resources, including stormwater. The built environment on campus has a profound impact on our natural environment, economy, health and productivity. Lane Community College is committed to conserving, water, and other natural resources, as well as minimizing disturbance to natural habitats.


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