Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 53.85
Liaison Ruairi O'Mahony
Submission Date May 1, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University of Massachusetts Lowell
OP-27: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 2.00 TJ McCarthy
Director of Operations and Services
Facilities Management
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution use Low Impact Development (LID) practices as a matter of policy or standard practice to reduce rainwater/stormwater runoff volume and improve outgoing water quality for new construction, major renovation, and other projects?:
No

A brief description of the institution’s Low Impact Development (LID) practices:
NA

Has the institution adopted a rainwater/stormwater management policy, plan, or strategies that mitigate the rainwater runoff impacts of ongoing campus operations through the use of green infrastructure? :
No

A brief description of the institution’s rainwater/stormwater management policy, plan, and/or strategies for ongoing campus operations:
NA

A brief description of any rainwater harvesting employed by the institution:
Rainwater harvesting is employed at UMass Lowell's new buildings University Crossings and University Suites.

Rainwater harvested directly and stored/used by the institution, performance year:
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A brief description of any rainwater filtering systems employed by the institution to treat water prior to release:
NA

A brief description of any living or vegetated roofs on campus:
Both Emerging Technologies and Innovation Center (ETIC) and University Suites have vegetated roofs.

A brief description of any porous (i.e. permeable) paving employed by the institution:
NA

A brief description of any downspout disconnection employed by the institution:
NA

A brief description of any rain gardens on campus:
NA

A brief description of any stormwater retention and/or detention ponds employed by the institution:
NA

A brief description of any bioswales on campus (vegetated, compost or stone):
NA

A brief description of any other rainwater management technologies or strategies employed by the institution:
NA

The website URL where information about the institution’s rainwater management initiatives, plan or policy is available:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
Although there is no formal policy for rainwater management, the following buildings incorporate rainwater management techniques: • Rainwater harvesting employed at University Suites and University Crossing • There are two 10x10 green roof plots at University Crossing and one 10x10 plot on the Emerging Technologies and Innovation Center building. University Crossing runoff was reduced by 60%. • South Garage includes a below-grade storm water infiltration system to offset reduction in permeable area. • Stormwater management was employed at parking lots at Lovejoy.

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