|Submission Date||Feb. 25, 2022|
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
OP-22: Rainwater Management
|2.00 / 2.00||
Sustainability Programs Coordinator
Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment
Which of the following best describes the institution’s approach to rainwater management?:
A brief description of the institution’s green infrastructure and LID practices:
Green Stormwater Infrastructure helps improve stormwater quality and decrease flooding by delaying peak flows and filtering pollutants. In addition to these benefits, they also can increase landscape aesthetics. Green Stormwater Infrastructure can be found throughout the Urbana-Champaign campus. These projects include green roofs, rain gardens/infiltration basins, detention ponds, rain barrels, permeable asphalt/concrete/pavers and underground retention basins.
Major renovations and new construction projects are required to be LEED Gold, which includes practices for water management. Additionally, the campus has a comprehensive stormwater management program.
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:
The University’s Storm Water Management Program is designed to minimize this pollution and improve water quality in our receiving streams. The University's Storm Water Management Program is composed of a total 46 best management practices (BMPs). The BMPs are performed over the 5 year permitting cycle.
The Red Oak Rain Garden (RORG) is a sustainable landscape that celebrates rain, invigorates the campus and community education experience, and promotes well-being.
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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