Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.15
Liaison Mary Ellen Mallia
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2023

STARS v2.2

University at Albany
OP-22: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Bradley Bunzey
Staff Associate
Architecture, Engr, Const Mgmt
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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:
The university is an active member of the Albany County Stormwater Coalition and the only university member. We work collaboratively with municipalities to develop a comprehensive stormwater plan. We have a stormwater manager on campus who oversees the proper implementation of this plan and works with subcontractors on construction projects. We have employed raingardens, green roofs, and porous pavement among others as part of our green infrastructure. Specific examples include: Data Center - Renovation of Service Building C includes roof and site runoff to subsurface infiltrators. •Liberty Terrace(New) - Green roof, rain gardens and some porous sidewalks. •Service Building A renovation – Porous pavement •Campus Center expansion – Green roof, porous pavement, porous sidewalks, rain gardens, porous pavers. •Business Building and Collins Circle – Runoff collection to sub-surface infiltration chambers. •ETEC – Green roof, porous pavement, porous pavers, runoff collection to sub-surface infiltration chambers.

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:
Our plan can be accessed at: https://stormwateralbanycounty.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Set-1_AlbCnty_UAlbSUNY_SWMPDoc_April2019_FINAL_ForPosting_1May2019.pdf The coalition strives to address four issues: 1) Describe the Best Management Practice (BMP)/measurable goal 2) Identify time lines/schedules and milestones for development and implementation 3) Include quantifiable goals to assess progress over time; and 4) Describe how the covered entity will address pollutants of concern (POCs). Specific details as to how these are applied to the coalition are located in the referenced document

Website URL where information about the institution’s green infrastructure and LID practices is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
https://www.albany.edu/facilities/stormwater/documents/StormwaterManagementPolicy.pdf

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