Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 46.37
Liaison Andrew Bernard
Submission Date July 27, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Central New Mexico Community College
OP-27: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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?:

A brief description of the institution’s Low Impact Development (LID) practices:
Sustainable strategies are employed in the site design of new buildings to direct run off to planted areas to promote nature water harvesting, while reducing irrigation requirements. Projects include Rio Rancho Campus Parking lot, Advanced Technology Center planting mediums, the Westside Campus Parking lot. 2016: There is also a collection area in front of MS, off of University Blvd, and between JS and SRC.

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? :

A brief description of the institution’s rainwater/stormwater management policy, plan, and/or strategies for ongoing campus operations:
CNM works closely with Albuquerque Metro Arroyo Flood Control Agency and the Sandoval County Arroyo Flood Control Agency to review all projects on campus to ensure water going back into the arrroyos are mitigated.

A brief description of any rainwater harvesting employed by the institution:
Do to the small amount of rainfall, strategies are employed to use landscaping areas to hold assist CNM in irrigation of plantings

Rainwater harvested directly and stored/used by the institution, performance year:
Cubic meters

A brief description of any rainwater filtering systems employed by the institution to treat water prior to release:
CNM uses retention and detention ponding to filter rainwater prior to the release of the water to the arroyo. Systems are worked to filter the water prior to entering the arroyos as required by the agencies having jurisdiction over the arroyos.

A brief description of any living or vegetated roofs on campus:

A brief description of any porous (i.e. permeable) paving employed by the institution:

A brief description of any downspout disconnection employed by the institution:

A brief description of any rain gardens on campus:

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

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

A brief description of any other rainwater management technologies or strategies employed by the institution:
Since all newly renovated buildings need to be LEED certified, several steps are taken to make sure climate appropriate plants and surfaces are implemented.

The website URL where information about the institution’s rainwater management initiatives, plan or policy is available:

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