Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 63.40
Liaison Adam Sizemore
Submission Date March 2, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Miami University
IN-2: Innovation 2

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Doug Hammerle
Director of Utility Systems
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Title or keywords related to the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Getting the most out of storm water ponds

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

Miami University had an innovative outcome from the integrated planning used to design storm water treatment on Western Campus. Rainwater from the surrounding buildings and grounds is slowed, cooled and cleaned using best management practices as it moves southward and downhill across Western Campus. At the head of the jouney, the Upper Pond was designed to provide the heat exchange equivalent of 30 geothermal heat exchange wells, to supplement the 315 conventional vertical wells that were part of the first phase of the Western geothermal project. This additional capacity was achieved by using coiled heat exchangers at the bottom of the pond.
In addition to collecting rainwater, the ponds also collect up to 5000 gallons per day of air conditioning condensate. The Lower Pond, a stormwater detention basin, accepts water from the Upper Pond and collects runoff from a 25 acre basin that includes Bishop Woods and Cook Field. Water from it is used to irrigate Cook Field.

A brief description of any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation (if not reported above):

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A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
Which of the following STARS subcategories does the innovation most closely relate to? (Select all that apply up to a maximum of five):
Yes or No
Curriculum No
Research No
Campus Engagement No
Public Engagement No
Air & Climate Yes
Buildings No
Dining Services No
Energy Yes
Grounds Yes
Purchasing No
Transportation No
Waste No
Water Yes
Coordination, Planning & Governance No
Diversity & Affordability No
Health, Wellbeing & Work No
Investment No

Other topic(s) that the innovation relates to that are not listed above:

The website URL where information about the innovation is available:

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