Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.29
Liaison Justin Mog
Submission Date Feb. 6, 2013
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.2

University of Louisville
OP-23: Stormwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Ken Dietz
University Architect
University Planning, Design & Construction
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Does the institution have a policy, plan, and/or strategies to reduce stormwater runoff from new development projects? :
Yes

Does the institution have a policy, plan, and/or strategies to reduce stormwater runoff from ongoing campus operations? :
Yes

A brief description of the institution's stormwater management initiatives:

The Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) requires new development projects to have post-developed flow not to exceed pre-developed flow based on 100-year storm modeling.
These standards have applied to several projects on campus and are contributing to reduced stormwater runoff from projects such as the HSC Garage II and Clinical & Translational Research building. The University is working with MSD to determine ways to fund installation sub-surface inflitration basins to accept stormwater runoff and replenish the aquifer.


The website URL where information about the institution's stormwater management initiatives, plan or policy is available:
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Does the institution have a living or vegetated roof?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's living or vegetated roof:

Equine addition to the College of Business


Does the institution have porous paving?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's porous paving:

We installed pervious paving at two pedestrian plazas on campus. Also installed pervious concrete on Dental School entrance


Does the institution have retention ponds?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's retention ponds:

UofL's Papa John's Cardinal Stadium parking lot has been designed as a retention pond on the south end. The University worked with MSD to install a large retention basin on the Shelby Campus to alleviate flooding in the middle fork of Beargrass creek. During 2011 the university installed sub-surface detention/infiltration basins in 6 locations on Belknap Campus.


Does the institution have stone swales?:
No

A brief description of the institution's stone swales:
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Does the institution have vegetated swales?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's vegetated swales:

Ditch swales adjacent to Papa John's Cardinal Stadium parking lot were developed with grass vegetation and serve as detention areas. Shelby campus has several grass swales that drain into the large retention basin. During 2011 the university installed vegetative swales at College of Business.


Does the institution employ any other technologies or strategies for stormwater management?:
Yes

A brief description of other technologies or strategies for stormwater management employed:

The University is working with MSD to determine ways to fund installation of sub-surface detention/infiltration basins to accept stormwater runoff and replenish the aquifer. Have installed four storm water diversion basins.


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