Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 62.14
Liaison Michael Lizotte
Submission Date April 9, 2023

STARS v2.2

University of North Carolina, Charlotte
OP-22: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Michael Lizotte
University Sustainability Officer
Facilities Planning
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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:

Green Infrastructure and LID practices are incorporated into the University's Design and Construction Manual. Additional practices have been initiated as part of building design when pursuing LEED or Green Globes certification. The Stormwater Master Plan (2021) recommends specific green infrastructure solutions to be applied to retain and clean runoff and protect campus creeks.

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 UNC Charlotte Design & Construction Manual, General Conditions section states: “As part of the Campus Master Plan, a campus-wide onsite storm water management plan addresses both the quantity and quality of run-off. This plan identifies opportunities to cleanse, calm, and treat storm water. The University will look inward to supply some of its water needs by collecting rainwater for reuse in buildings and irrigation. Ultimately, the University would like to use landscape design to create healthy and ecologically appropriate spaces, provide pleasant outdoor environments, minimize storm water runoff, and reduce the “heat island” effect.” The Stormwater Master Plan (2021) addresses university responsibilities to meet city stormwater ordinances and permits.

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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