Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.15
Liaison Ashley Woolman
Submission Date April 8, 2022

STARS v2.2

Western Colorado University
OP-22: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 2.00 Ashley Woolman
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Services
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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:

Buildings are built to LEED Gold standards which often involve landscaping around buildings that utilize green infrastructure for water infiltration. Western has installed permeable pavement in the Fieldhouse parking lot. Also, the Grounds Department in conjunction with an ENVS class installed a rainwater garden at the end of a long stormwater drainage that ends at Aspinall Wilson Center.


A copy of the institution’s rainwater management policy, plan, and/or guidelines:
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A brief description of the institution’s rainwater management policy, plan, and/or guidelines that supports the responses above:

LEED building standards


Website URL where information about the institution’s green infrastructure and LID practices is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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