Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.64
Liaison Casey Meehan
Submission Date Dec. 22, 2020

STARS v2.2

Western Technical College
OP-22: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 2.00 Casey Meehan
Director of Sustainability and Resilience
Sustainability
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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:

Western incorporates porous pavement, rain gardens, bioswales, and many other storm-water runoff reduction strategies into its existing and new facilities and grounds. The City of La Crosse also mandates the inclusion of storm-water reduction methods for new construction projects.


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:

Western Technical College has enacted a standard that all new construction on all campuses must be designed and constructed to meet or exceed the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Silver Certification standard. Within this policy rainwater runoff is considered in the projects design and execution.


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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