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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.

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Liaison Jeff Johnson
Submission Date March 6, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Miami University
OP-23: Stormwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired John Seibert
University Architect
Physical Facilities
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Does the institution have a policy, plan, and/or strategies to reduce stormwater runoff from new development projects? :
Yes

Does the institution have a policy, plan, and/or strategies to reduce stormwater runoff from ongoing campus operations? :
Yes

A brief description of the institution's stormwater management initiatives:

• We have a policy and plan to reduce storm water runoff from new development. (See URL.) An example is the detention and reuse for irrigation at Cook Field and Western Housing Projects.
• The plan shows campus wide design principals to reduce runoff from ongoing operations.
• The initiative:
o The plan is intended to be grounded within the principles of sustainable design and construction and support the university’s efforts to consider the impacts of capital improvement projects on the natural environment and quality and experience of campus life. The purpose and intent of the stormwater management plan includes the following:
A. Balance campus growth & development with the preservation of the natural environment.
B. Meet local, state, and federal regulations – including EPA’s NPDES Phase II Post-Construction runoff requirements
C. Enhance the functional and aesthetic qualities of the campus environment
D. Extend the functional lifecycle and reduce long-term operational costs of storm water infrastructure.
E. Reinforce and expand the goals of the Campus Landscape Master Plan, Housing Master Plan, Utility Master Plan and Heritage Plans.


The website URL where information about the institution's stormwater management initiatives, plan or policy is available:
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Does the institution have a living or vegetated roof?:
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A brief description of the institution's living or vegetated roof:
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Does the institution have porous paving?:
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A brief description of the institution's porous paving:
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Does the institution have retention ponds?:
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A brief description of the institution's retention ponds:
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Does the institution have stone swales?:
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A brief description of the institution's stone swales:
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Does the institution have vegetated swales?:
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A brief description of the institution's vegetated swales:
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Does the institution employ any other technologies or strategies for stormwater management?:
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A brief description of other technologies or strategies for stormwater management employed:
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