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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 Platinum
Overall Score 85.51
Liaison Jennifer Andrews
Submission Date July 27, 2017
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STARS v2.1

University of New Hampshire
OP-23: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Jennifer Andrews
Project Director
Sustainability Institute
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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:

Through close collaboration between the UNH Stormwater Center and the Campus Planning office, UNH takes a holistic approach to stormwater management on campus. UNH has sited more than a dozen green infrastructure installations across our core campus, including bioretention areas, tree filters, sub-service gravel filters, green roofs, permeable and porous pavement installations and others, which serve both a functional and a research purpose. For a (partial) map of these installations, see https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1ppyPrWUhqpth1-NUnVTcHeOFvME&ll=43.13726499715662%2C-70.94125269577017&z=14.
For more information, see https://www.unh.edu/unhsc/.

Low Impact Development practices are also mandated in our Campus Master Plan, accompanying Landscape Master Plan, and our Construction guidelines.


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, guidelines and/or practices that supports the responses above:

UNH and the New Hampshire Seacoast Storm Water Coalition have written Guidelines and Standard Operation Procedures for Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination, Pollution Prevention and Good Housekeeping. These guidelines are followed by UNH planning, facilities and grounds and events staff. This document can be found on the State of New Hampshire's Department of Environmental Services website at des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/water/stormwater/categories/publications.htm and on the UNH website at https://www.unh.edu/facilities/storm-water-management.


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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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