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Liaison Cynthia Klein-Banai
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
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University of Illinois at Chicago
OP-23: Stormwater Management

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Complete Expired Cynthia Klein-Banai
Associate Chancellor for Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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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? :
No

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

UIC's Climate Action Plan has been written up and its initiatives outline the following recommendations to later become policy: capture stormwater onsite, reduce/eliminate irrigation, native species, tree care plan, integrated pest management


The website URL where information about the institution's stormwater management initiatives, plan or policy is available:
Does the institution have a living or vegetated roof?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's living or vegetated roof:

A small green roof has been created on the patio/roof surface of the Art and Architecture building. Sections of the elevated plazas on the Behavioral Sciences Building have green roofs as well. The Plaza next to Education, Performing Arts and Social Work Building is a green roof over the "green" room. In addition to reducing heat load, green roofs can capture significant amounts of water that would otherwise run off the roof. All roof replacements will utilize reflective coatings or green roofs to the extent
possible.


Does the institution have porous paving?:
No

A brief description of the institution's porous paving:
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Does the institution have retention ponds?:
No

A brief description of the institution's retention ponds:
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Does the institution have stone swales?:
No

A brief description of the institution's stone swales:
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Does the institution have vegetated swales?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's vegetated swales:

With the construction of Lincoln Hall (UIC's first LEED certified building), the University has installed the first native plant plot surrounding the building with permeable ground.


Does the institution employ any other technologies or strategies for stormwater management?:
Yes

A brief description of other technologies or strategies for stormwater management employed:

UIC has installed a cistern to capture run-off from the roof
on the UIC Forum and the water is utilized to irrigate the plantings in the area.


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