Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.17
Liaison Emily Neal
Submission Date March 1, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Luther College
OP-23: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Jay Uthoff
Director of Facilities
Facilities Management
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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:

Examples of green infrastructure and LID practices at Luther College include the following:

Permeable paving at Facilities
Retention basin at the CFA
Regent Center Parking and Baker Road drains to Lindeman Pond (instead of into the Upper Iowa River)
Parking lot at Baker goes to a retention basin in front of the commons
Rain Garden at Sampson-Hoffland Laboratories
Permeable Paving in Larsen Parking Lot
Pavers on some roof tops to slow water down
Rain barrels at 629 Center and the Heating Plant
Reestablishment of Gateway Prairie and Jewell Prairie
Enrolled land along the Upper Iowa River in the Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) Program


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:

Luther College is committed to considering green infrastructure and LID practices whenever building construction or renovation projects are taking place. Rainwater management is also strongly considered in all parking lot, road and landscape redesigns. Given the college's close proximity to the Upper Iowa River and our call to be stewards of the resources that surround us, we see it as our responsibility to do what we can to minimize the impact of our built environment on surrounding waterways.


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