Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.42
Liaison Ellen Vaughan
Submission Date March 3, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Northern Arizona University
OP-23: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Ellen Vaughan
Manager
Office of Sustainability
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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:

Stormwater runoff is an important factor in water conservation in our region. The more water that can be retained on site, the less artificial irrigation is needed. The City of Flagstaff created an extensive Low Impact Development Plan that the university has adopted for all new construction projects.The City of Flagstaff Low Impact Development Plan is also used to control stromwater runoff across campus by keeping the first inch of rainfall on site.
In addition to these strict requirements, NAU goes above and beyond them when building new buildings because we build all our new buildings to LEED Gold standards, with a LEED Platinum building which came on line last year.


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:

Storm Water Management Program (SWMP)
The purpose of the Storm Water Management Program (SWMP) is to comply with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) general permit (AZG2202-002) for the discharge of storm water from the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s) of the Northern Arizona University Flagstaff campus.

http://nau.edu/Research/Compliance/Environmental-Health-and-Safety/Air-and-Water-Quality/

Also, the website below is our Landscape Master Plan which specifies LID including principles, standards, and concept designs related to building development and landscaping.


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