Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.36
Liaison Rachael Wein
Submission Date March 2, 2020

STARS v2.2

Smith College
OP-22: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
0.50 / 2.00 Rachael Wein
Assistant Director of Sustainability
CEEDS
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Which of the following best describes the institution’s approach to rainwater management?:
No written policies, plans or guidelines, but green infrastructure and LID practices are used

A brief description of the institution’s green infrastructure and LID practices:

Smith College works to mitigate storm water runoff through the use of several practices, including infiltration systems, detention systems, green roofs, and capturing rain water for re-use. Areas of green roof exist on Ford Hall and Cutter and Ziskind houses.

In 2019, the permeability of the campus was measures as part of the development of a new landscape master plan. At least 66% of our campus is permeable.

We have implemented a small permeable pavement parking lot on campus as an educational tool and demonstration site in order to see if permeable pavement can be more widely used on campus. We have also implemented a permeable paver parking lot at MacLeish Field Station, which is also a learning and demonstration site.


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:
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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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