|Submission Date||Oct. 13, 2015|
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Office of Sustainability
Tulane has made a steadily increasing effort to address and reduce rainwater/stormwater runoff in new construction major renovation projects. Examples include:
--Minimizing paving and using permeable paving in project landscapes. For example, the pavers by Dinwiddie Hall have an open pattern to allow for water to be absorbed into the ground rather than sit on nonporous concrete paving. Gravel-Lok pavement, an extremely porous paving with a flow rate similar to loose gravel, was used for the walkways to the new Barbara Greenbaum House Residence Hall.
--The new Yulman Football Stadium was awarded LEED SS credit 6.1, Stormwater Design-Quantity, in the Design phase credit review. The main field and practice fields, which are artificial turf, have drainage systems that slow the rate of storm water run-off. Most of the stadium’s storm water is directed to an underground rain water storage system located underneath the practice field. This system has earned Tulane’s first LEED credit for the management of stormwater quantity.
--For the renovation of the Richardson Memorial Hall, home of the Tulane School of Architecture, the design team has included a rainwater harvesting system that will be used for toilet flushing.
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