Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.52
Liaison Gina Talt
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2018
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Princeton University
OP-23: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Natalie Shivers
Associate University Architect for Planning
Office of the University Architect
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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:

Under the previous Campus Plan in 2008, the University prepared a sustainable campus stormwater management plan, which focused on low-impact development and landscape-based stormwater management strategies.

To reduce rainwater/stormwater runoff and improve outgoing water quality, the University employs green roofs, rain gardens, bioswales, porous pavement on paths and in parking lots, and manufactured treatment devices (ex. jellyfish, and other inlet filtration devices).

Recent building projects have also incorporated rainwater collection tanks and condensate systems for reuse in toilets and landscape irrigation.

Since 2006, these stormwater improvement efforts have been implemented on more than 100 acres of campus, reducing annual stormwater runoff by 23 million gallons over this time frame.


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

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