Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.94
Liaison Elaine Goetz
Submission Date Aug. 11, 2021

STARS v2.2

Ohio University
OP-22: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Elaine Goetz
Director of Energy Management & Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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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:

Ohio University has a Storm Water Management Program (SWMP), which was adopted in 2017. The SWMP is based on model language from the Ohio EPA and refers to their Rainwater and Land Development: Ohio’s Standards for Stormwater Management manual.

Construction project managers at Ohio University are encouraged to incorporate stormwater best management practices in all construction projects. BMPs such as rain gardens, green roofs, bioswales and bioretention ponds are now applications considered for all new buildings and renovations. A recent renovation project in 2020 for the Scripps College of Communications added a green roof system to catch stormwater runoff, bringing the total green roofs on campus to 3. Most other recent renovations and new builds have also included at least one BMP. Existing campus space is being upgraded to current best management practices as renovations or alterations occur for all other projects. The university is in the process of creating written policies and procedures for low impact development practices as part of new Green Building standards for the Design & Construction department.

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:

See the City of Athens-Ohio University Stom Water Management Program attached above.

Website URL where information about the institution’s green infrastructure and LID practices is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Information provided by Elaine Goetz, Director of Energy Management & Sustainability on 3/17/21

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