Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.02
Liaison Beth Klein
Submission Date Feb. 25, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

State University of New York at Cortland
OP-23: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Matt Brubaker
Energy Manager
Facilites Operation adn Services
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Which of the following best describes the institution’s approach to rainwater management?:
Less comprehensive policies, plans or guidelines that incorporate green infrastructure

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

1- As a New York State Agency, SUNY Cortland follows the State Storm Water Prevention Plan (SWPP) for new construction and Storm Water Management System for Projects.
2- During last five years the campus has adopted a "No Mow Zone" to reduce watering of grass.
3- The campus has also participated in the Bee Campus USA program to further develop policies and best practices that align with pollinator friendly habitats as well as encourage low impact development in order to minimize storm-water runoff. While the beds attract unique species, they also work to slow surface water and mitigate large run-off events.
4- Our two artificial turf fields for the main athletic programs are equipped with underground retention storage.


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:

SUNY Cortland is adjacent the City of Cortland's aquifer. Therefore, as part of all major renovations and new construction projects, rainwater / storm-water management are very important to the Campus Community and the Local Community. SUNY Cortland employs green infrastructure practices on these types of projects to comply with LEED rating standards as well as State Department of Environmental Conservation regulations.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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