Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.97
Liaison Kristy Howell
Submission Date July 28, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Johnson County Community College
OP-23: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Kristy Wittman Howell
Sustainability Education and Engagement Coordinator
Center for Sustainability
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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:

We have a best management practice stormwater management system that includes two bioswales containing vegetated submerged beds and a large bioretention basin that slows the flow and mitigates pollution runoff from parking lots and paved surfaces on the southeast quadrant of our campus, which account for approximately 20% of its parking and driving surfaces (or 502,500 sq. ft.). The project also includes an impermeable walkway for access by classes and groups.
More on the project here: http://www.jccc.edu/sustainability/projects/stormwater-management.html
The Horticulture Sciences Center was designed with two cisterns, with a capacity of 10,000 gallons combined, to collect rainwater from the building's roof and provide non-potable water to the building's greenhouse and grounds.
The Galileo's Pavilion building also collects rooftop rainwater which is stored in a 1700 gallon cistern. This water is used to irrigate indoor green walls and is pumped to flush valves in the building's restroom. Galileo's Pavilion also includes green roof trays and the landscape was designed with a rain garden to slow and treat water runoff from the building site.
The Olathe Health Education Building landscaping includes bioswales and a bioretention cell to treat parking lot runoff.


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, and/or guidelines that supports the responses above:

The campus facilities master plan incorporates stormwater management throughout the document: http://www.jccc.edu/about/leadership-governance/administration/facilities-planning/files/jccc-facilities-master-plan-report.pdf


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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