Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.79
Liaison Brad Haydel
Submission Date June 20, 2022

STARS v2.2

California State University, Los Angeles
OP-22: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Brad Haydel
Energy and Sustainability Manager
Facilities, Planning, Design and Construction
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Which of the following best describes the institution’s approach to rainwater management?:
Less comprehensive policies, plans or guidelines that incorporate green infrastructure

A brief description of the institution’s green infrastructure and LID practices:

Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center includes a 300,000 gallon, honeycombed cistern rainstore tank that recycles water under the main parking lot for landscaping. A cool roof with high-reflective white coating also reflects heat.

A copy of the institution’s rainwater management policy, plan, and/or guidelines:
A brief description of the institution’s rainwater management policy, plan, and/or guidelines that supports the responses above:

Cal State LA's Sustainable Landscapes and Tree Care Plan includes a section on Water Use Management, including an overview of green infrastructure and LID best practices.

Cal State LA's Climate Action Plan includes resilience strategies, such as:

Building Forward LA: This initiative aims to address LA’s unique long-term challenges to design and build more sustainable and resilient buildings. Cal State LA commits to implementing recommended strategies for high-design, high-performance buildings that are capable of withstanding multiple hazards and that address sustainability goals around renewable energy, efficiency, and water.

Water Management Plan: Develop a holistic plan to manage stormwater, groundwater, and wastewater resources. Aspects to be considered include rainwater capture and storage, groundwater, greywater and blackwater treatment and reuse, sustainable drainage systems, and stormdrain maintenance.

Tree Campus USA: Cal State LA will grow and maintain a healthy urban forest on campus, and meet the five standards of Tree Campus USA program. There are numerous resources available to support this endeavor, such as free shade trees offered through City Plants and CalFire grant programs. A robust tree canopy provides critical shade and evaporative cooling benefits, and also improves air quality, stormwater management, energy efficiency, and overall public health

Website URL where information about the institution’s green infrastructure and LID practices is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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