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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 51.95
Liaison Erin Stanforth
Submission Date July 24, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Virginia Commonwealth University
OP-28: Wastewater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 1.00 Steve Heinitz
Recycling Manager
Physical Plant
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total wastewater discharged:
304,140,470 Gallons

Wastewater naturally handled:
0 Gallons

A brief description of the natural wastewater systems used to handle the institution’s wastewater:

VCU does not track the gallons of water from these locations. VCU has added Bayscaping at the Trani Life Sciene Center to reduce the quantity of stormwater runoff and filter pollutants.Grace E Harris Hall installed a rain garden to reduce stormwater runoff in the James River watershed. The Pollak Buikding Green Roof reduces stormwater volumes and flow-rates.


The website URL where information about the institution’s wastewater management practices is available:

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.