Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 36.66
Liaison Howard Ways
Submission Date Feb. 17, 2012
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University of the District of Columbia
OP-23: Stormwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Joshua Lasky
Sustainability Manager
Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
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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:

From the 2011 Van Ness Campus Master Plan:

"The University plans to integrate sustainable design practices into new construction and also undertake substantial improvements to improve the operation of its existing facilities. The University currently is reconstructing Dennard Plaza in order to reduce storm water runoff from the campus, and anticipates installing green roofs on several campus buildings during the life of the Plan."


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

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

The nearly complete plaza deck renovation at the Van Ness Campus includes the installation of 90,000 square feet of green roof area.


Does the institution have porous paving?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's porous paving:

The plaza deck renovation features pervious pavers within the project, allowing for rainwater to infiltrate where the plaza sits directly above ground. In cases where pavers form the roof of the parking garage, they allow water to penetrate the surface of the plaza deck to be captured by the project's stormwater harvest system.


Does the institution have retention ponds?:
No

A brief description of the institution's retention ponds:
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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?:
No

A brief description of the institution's vegetated swales:
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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:

As part of the plaza deck renovation, a total of 18,000 gallons worth of cistern capacity has been added to the Van Ness Campus to capture storm water for potential reuse or for scrubbing before a delayed release into the municipal storm drain system.


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