Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 49.22
Liaison Paul Scanlon
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

Slippery Rock University
OP-22: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Paul Scanlon
Special Assistant to the President
President's Office/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:

Low impact development requirements for rainwater management includes SRU following NPDES permitting requirements during new construction. All renovations and new building design/construction since April 2011 have been required to meet LEED standards, providing opportunities at the building level to further reduce stormwater runoff and improve outgoing water quality. Bioswales, a pervious pavement parking lot, rainwater gardens and a green roof at the Smith Student Center help control stormwater runoff, as does an underground piping system that collects rainwater from the two major commuter parking lots.


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 Campus Sustainable Features Map identifies locations and describes the function of various rainwater management initiatives, and can be downloaded from the SRU Sustainability web page www.sru.edu/sustainability.

Bioswales, rain gardens, pervious parking lot paving and a green roof are also used at the Smith Student Center site to retain rainwater and minimize the amount of runoff water and contaminants from the East Parking Lot from being admitted to the storm sewer system.

Three other green roofs have also been installed on campus – at the Dinger Special Education Building, the Macoskey Center Springhouse outbuilding, and a bus shelter roof near the Strain Behavioral Sciences Building.


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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