Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 71.94
Liaison Dennis Cochrane
Submission Date Dec. 19, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Virginia Tech
OP-23: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Chuck Dietz
Stormwater Compliance Engineer
Site & Infrastructure Development
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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:

Virginia Tech developments that disturb one acre or more are required to comply with the
water quantity and water quality technical criteria of Virginia Tech’s Annual Standards and Specifications for Erosion and Sediment Control and Stormwater Management, based on the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality’s water quantity and water quality regulations. In addition to peak flow rate, velocity, and volume controls, these criteria require a reduction in site nutrient discharge using some type of LID practice, either through a decrease in impervious cover or through the implementation of storm water runoff treatment in a water quality facility such as a bio-retention filter.

The criteria are more stringent for Virginia Tech developments in the Chesapeake Bay
watershed, where land disturbances of 2,500 square feet or more are subject to these same water quantity and water quality requirements.


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 latest version of Virginia Tech's Annual Standards and Specifications for Erosion and Sediment Control and Stormwater Management is attached.


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