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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.06
Liaison Allie Schwartz
Submission Date April 14, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Columbia University
OP-26: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
-- 0.00 / 2.00 Dan Held
Executive Director
Facilities Communication

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Columbia's rain gardens collect water from surrounding rooftops and uses the root systems of native plants to absorb storm water and filter it from pollutants. It also reduces the amount of water needed to water the plants in the community garden.
http://gosustainable.blogspot.com/2010/11/rain-garden-is-coming-to-russell.html

Columbia's irrigation system:
http://facilities.columbia.edu/new-irrigation-system-sustainable-coup-scorching-summer

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