Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.20
Liaison Sarah Gilly
Submission Date March 2, 2020

STARS v2.2

Stevens Institute of Technology
OP-22: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Robin Whitney
Teaching Assistant Professor
College of Arts & Letters
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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:

All new construction projects must include Green Infrastructure and LID practices.

Additionally, after an undergraduate senior design project won the EPA's Rainworks Challenge, several GI projects from their proposed campus master plan for stormwater management have been deployed. This includes rain gardens and bioretention planters.

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:

Stevens has committed to build all new construction to a LEED Silver standard (at minimum), and requires that stormwater management be present in the project.

Stevens also works directly with the city of Hoboken on some projects to reduce stormwater runoff. Professor Dr. Elizabeth Fassman-Beck, an expert in green infrastructure, led the planning and implementation of many of these projects while furthering educational opportunities for students.

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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