Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.13
Liaison Parker Long
Submission Date July 25, 2012
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STARS v1.2

Virginia Commonwealth University
IN-2: Innovation 2

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Jacek Ghosh
Director of Sustainability
VCU Sustainability
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A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

The VCU Rice Center, Virginia first LEED-certified platinum building, has used innovative measures to reduce its potable water demand, overall water use and generation of wastewater. All wastewater passes through a pre-engineered, on-site wastewater treatment system that results in a clear and odorless effluent infiltrated into a nearby wooded dispersal area.

The building also promotes efficient water use through dual-flush and power assist toilets that operate with rainwater collected in a series of cisterns. This has reduced the potable water use by 45 percent below mandated baseline requirements.

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
The website URL where information about the innovation is available:

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