Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Ursula Kroemer
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2023

STARS v2.2

San Diego Miramar College
OP-22: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Brett Bell
Vice President
Administrative Services
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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:

Executive Summary
The sustainable design guidelines and specifications have been developed using the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED Criteria, GreenSpec by the Construction Specification Institute (CSI), and the draft version of the California Green Building Code. Incorporating state of the art three dimensional building information modeling (BIM) techniques using object based data within the Revit Families will allow architects, engineers, and contractors to digitally collaborate earlier in the design and construction process with greater accuracy, certainty, and thoroughness. In the near future, these criteria, systems and data will be made available through a digital model as a Facilities Services tool that will be useful in monitoring, managing and maintaining the buildings to be built and rebuilt.

Procedure Guidelines for New Buildings
vii. Due to the regional scarcity of water it is the intent of the District that new buildings will comply with the regional Low Impact Development (LID) standards, and the District design guidelines, and prevent water from being used only once unless it is required as direct contact process water.

New Roofing and Re-Roofing
H. All roof drainage systems shall be designed to allow for rainwater harvesting for water reuse to promote low impact development. Water shall be directed to bioswales, detention /retention cisterns, and/or building's recycled water system.

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:

Each section of this chapter provides a description of LID BMPs the District considers acceptable, and includes citing considerations and a summary of advantages and limitations. These sections provide information on design specifications, potential LEED credits, offset credits for the water balance calculator required by the Construction General Permit (Order No. 2009-009-DWQ ), and operations and maintenance requirements. Other LID BMPs that are appropriate to the site may be considered subject to District review and approval. Specifications for the following LID practices that are acceptable to the District can be found on the page indicated:
a. Vegetated swales and filter strips (Volume III-35-6) b. Flow through planter boxes and tree box filters (Volume III-35-11)
c. Permeable pavements and pavers (Volume III-35-17)
d. Bioretention systems (Volume III-35-22)
e. Dry wells with pretreatment (Volume III-35-29)
f. Soil amendments (Volume III-35-34)
g. Infiltration trenches and basins (Volume III-35-37)
h. Rain barrels and cisterns (Volume III-35-45)
i. Dry and wet ponds (Volume III-35-48)
j. Green roofs (Volume III-35-54)

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

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