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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 Silver
Overall Score 51.34
Liaison Kat Pohlman
Submission Date April 26, 2016
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STARS v2.0

University of North Carolina, Wilmington
OP-27: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Kathryn Pohlman
Sustainability Coordinator
EH&S
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Does the institution use Low Impact Development (LID) practices as a matter of policy or standard practice to reduce rainwater/stormwater runoff volume and improve outgoing water quality for new construction, major renovation, and other projects?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s Low Impact Development (LID) practices:

Flexipave, porous concrete is used where possible to reduce run off in all situations on campus. Small rain gardens and bio swales are used throughout campus for reduction of flow and run off. Multiple ponds are permitted detention devices in housing as well as central campus. Some of the water collected is used for irrigation. Bioswales in parking lots are primary target. Gutter downspouts is secondary when possible.


Has the institution adopted a rainwater/stormwater management policy, plan, or strategies that mitigate the rainwater runoff impacts of ongoing campus operations through the use of green infrastructure? :
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s rainwater/stormwater management policy, plan, and/or strategies for ongoing campus operations:

A stormwater master plan guides the university on how to deal with stormwater as a result of new construction. The plan also describes a large biorention pond where the polluted water coming into campus from local creeks will be filtered, reducing the water pollution downstream of the university.


A brief description of any rainwater harvesting employed by the institution:

UNCW uses amenities ponds to collect and store irrigation water for the campus. Pump systems are tied together for water movement to different locations as needed.


Rainwater harvested directly and stored/used by the institution, performance year:
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A brief description of any rainwater filtering systems employed by the institution to treat water prior to release:
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A brief description of any living or vegetated roofs on campus:
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A brief description of any porous (i.e. permeable) paving employed by the institution:

Flexipave, porous concrete is used where possible to reduce run off in all situations on campus.


A brief description of any downspout disconnection employed by the institution:
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A brief description of any rain gardens on campus:

Small rain gardens and bio swales are used throughout campus for reduction of flow and run off.


A brief description of any stormwater retention and/or detention ponds employed by the institution:

Multiple ponds are permitted detention devices in housing as well as central campus. Some of the water collected is used for irrigation.


A brief description of any bioswales on campus (vegetated, compost or stone):

Bioswales in parking lots are primary target. Gutter downspouts is secondary when possible.


A brief description of any other rainwater management technologies or strategies employed by the institution:
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The website URL where information about the institution’s rainwater management initiatives, plan or policy is available:
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The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.