Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 57.64
Liaison Sustainability Office
Submission Date Feb. 7, 2019
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University of North Carolina, Greensboro
OP-23: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 2.00 Andrew Currin
Assistant Director for Grounds
Facility Operations
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Which of the following best describes the institution’s approach to rainwater management?:
No written policies, plans or guidelines, but green infrastructure and LID practices are used

A brief description of the institution’s green infrastructure and LID practices:

Facilities Design and Construction (FDC) follows all NC State Construction Office guidelines concerning stormwater and erosion control when constructing new buildings on campus. FDC prepares erosion and sediment control plans for each new project in accordance with NCDENR regulations. Construction projects on campus are surrounded by erosion-control fences.

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:

Though no formal policy exists to address ongoing campus operations, UNCG has employed several strategies. The Grounds Dept. leaves a 20 foot "no-mow" buffer along all stream banks. Tree preservation and landscaping are used to control erosion for both new and existing development. Other practices include re-grading problem areas, installing and improving swales, maintaining green space, and installing retention ponds.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Information for this credit was provided in part by Hal Shelton Asst. Director for Grounds and Jim Munro, Grounds Irrigation Specialist. Other information was taken from the FDC website and the Campus Master Plan updates.

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