Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.35
Liaison Jessica Bast
Submission Date Aug. 9, 2022

STARS v2.2

North Carolina State University
OP-22: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Jessica Bast
Sustainability Program Coordinator
University Sustainability Office
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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:

Several of NC State's buildings have green roofs that help to provide natural heating and cooling abilities. Additionally, The College of Design's Landscape Architecture Design+Built Studio design and construct rainwater retrofits that focused on resource-wise, sustainable land use. The rain garden prevents ponding, which attracts mosquitoes and other problems, and protects Rocky Branch, an urban creek running through campus.

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 NC State Stormwater Development Manual includes requirements for constructed facilities that mimic natural rainwater attenuation, stream buffers for runoff infiltration and resource protection, and nutrient management options for reducing pollutant loading. The primary components of the Stormwater Management Program include:
•Stormwater and Nutrient Management
•Sediment and Erosion Control
•Education, Outreach and Public Involvement
•Stormwater discharge and Water Quality Monitoring
•Illicit Discharge detection & elimination
•Post construction stormwater management
•Pollution Prevention and good housekeeping

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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