Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 59.16
Liaison Rebecca Walker
Submission Date Feb. 6, 2014
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STARS v1.2

Southern Oregon University
OP-23: Stormwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Roxane Beigel-Coryell
Sustainability & Recycling Coordinator
Facilities Management & Planning
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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:

The Campus Master Plan addresses the need for parking lots to be designed to include localized stormwater treatment and infiltration facilities. Whenever possible, these stormwater treatment facilities will be above-ground structures that incorporate appropriate plantings for pre-treatment and filtering of particulates and pollutants.

At RCC/SOU's Higher Education Center, there is stormwater management onsite including a bioswale and porous concrete.


The website URL where information about the institution's stormwater management initiatives, plan or policy is available:
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?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's porous paving:

The Higher Education Center in Medford, OR minimized impervious paving on site to allow water to filtrate through the soil and provide water to the surrounding flora. This was done in part through the use of permeable pavement around the buildings bike parking area and in the front plaza.


Does the institution have retention ponds?:
No

A brief description of the institution's retention ponds:
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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?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's vegetated swales:

The Higher Education Center in Medford, OR features stormwater detention vegetated swales along the north and south sides of the building. These vegetated detention areas collect rainfall and stormwater runoff from the roof and surrounding pavements, filtering water through the soil and reducing water flow to storm drains.


Does the institution employ any other technologies or strategies for stormwater management?:
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A brief description of other technologies or strategies for stormwater management employed:
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