Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.20
Liaison Megan Butler
Submission Date May 31, 2017
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Macalester College
OP-23: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Nathan Lief
Facilities Director
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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:

The college has proactively installed stormwater projects. The college hosts two student designed and built green roofs. Markim Hall, a LEED Platinum building, has extensive infiltration projects and porous pavers. The Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center includes infiltration and a renovated parking lot that includes a bioswale/trench. Porous Pavers re also included as sidewalks are renovated.

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:

The 2009 Sustainability Plan has a goals to develop a comprehensive stormwater management plan and a goal of infiltrating the first inch of precipitate campus wide.

Macalester developed a sustainable landscaping master plan in 2011 that addresses stormwater. The plan includes an assembly of proposed initiatives to reduce and reuse stormwater run off including: increasing filtration basins, establishing more rain gardens, and considering rainwater cisterns.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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