Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.40
Liaison Saiyare Refaei
Submission Date March 12, 2013
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STARS v1.1

Pacific Lutheran University
OP-23: Stormwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Jenny Taylor
Researcher
Sustainability
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Does the institution have a policy, plan, and/or strategies to reduce stormwater runoff from new development projects? :
Yes

Does the institution have a policy, plan, and/or strategies to reduce stormwater runoff from ongoing campus operations? :
Yes

A brief description of the institution's stormwater management initiatives:

Outside of the Morken Center for Learning and Technology, there is an outdoor water collector. The collector accumulates water and distributes it in the ground in such a way so as to avoid over-saturation of the ground in particular areas that have previously experienced puddle formation.

PLU’s most recent construction projects include buildings which both earned LEED credits for Stormwater Management.


The website URL where information about the institution's stormwater management initiatives, plan or policy is available:
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Does the institution have a living or vegetated roof?:
No

A brief description of the institution's living or vegetated roof:
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Does the institution have porous paving?:
No

A brief description of the institution's porous paving:
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Does the institution have retention ponds?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's retention ponds:

Stormwater runoff from the University Center is channeled into the pond on campus to prevent flooding.


Does the institution have stone swales?:
No

A brief description of the institution's stone swales:
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Does the institution have vegetated swales?:
No

A brief description of the institution's vegetated swales:
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Does the institution employ any other technologies or strategies for stormwater management?:
Yes

A brief description of other technologies or strategies for stormwater management employed:

Several rain gardens have been created on campus to promote a higher retention of rainwater and increased processing of rainwater by native plants. PLU’s rain gardens are explained at:
http://www.plu.edu/parents/misc/parent-enews/october11/rain-garden

There is a section of porous paving at PLU that was a test site for future implementation of porous pavement. However, the majority of pavement at PLU is currently not porous.


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