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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 70.78
Liaison Margaret Lo
Submission Date Sept. 1, 2017
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STARS v2.1

George Mason University
OP-23: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Mary Liang
Sustainability Analyst
Sustainability
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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:

Following guidelines established the the US EPA and Virginia's Stormwater Management Act, Mason's Storm Water Management Program consists of minimizing the impacts of runoff associated with land disturbance such as flooding, erosion and water pollution. Due to current developmental expansion, Mason’s goal is to find cost-effective alternatives that provide water quantity and quality control while complying with laws and regulations. Moreover, as land disturbing activities take place, Mason continues to incorporate measures that protect and/or improve natural areas during and after construction. In addition to the ongoing efforts to preserve the natural landscape, Mason strives to reduce impervious areas as much as possible and create more vegetated regions.


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:

The current strategies for campus operations of stormwater management include proper education on stormwater pollution prevention, spill prevention, and erosion and sediment control; routine inspections of current stormwater facilities; and necessary maintenance and repair of permanent stormwater management facilities.


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