Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.92
Liaison Gretchen Vanicor
Submission Date June 22, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Louisiana at Lafayette
OP-22: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Gretchen Vanicor
Director
Sustainability
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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:

In Fall 2018, a living lab project team developed a stormwater management plan to coincide with the University's Master Plan and Sustainability Strategic Plan. The Plan comes after successful pilot projects for rain gardens, bioswales, and urban prairies. It also outlines strategies for rainwater capture and new building materials to allow for increased infiltration. Recently, the University acquired some new parking lot areas and has repaved them with permeable coverings.


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 aims to solve multiple problems with dynamic, strategic solutions. Our expected outcomes from the green infrastructure strategies are as follows:
• Reduced quantity of stormwater runoff from existing buildings, streets, parking garages, and parking lots.
• Improved quality of stormwater runoff from existing buildings, streets, parking garages, and parking lots.
• Reduced use of potable water.
• Reduced impacts from the urban heat island effect and a more comfortable outdoor environment.
• Recharged Chicot Aquifer.
• Increased natural habitat areas and biodiversity

In addition to the Green Infrastructure Master Plan, we have made a commitment through our MS4 permit that is required by LA Department of Environmental Quality.


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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