Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.47
Liaison Debbie Andres
Submission Date Aug. 26, 2016
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STARS v2.0

San Jose State University
OP-27: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Debbie Andres
Utilities & Sustainability Analyst
FD&O
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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?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s Low Impact Development (LID) practices:

The city of San Jose has strict policies mandating that nothing other than rain water can be discharged into the storm drains. SJSU adheres to these policies and employees in the SJSU FD&O department undergo trainings to ensure they are adhering to and implementing city guidelines.

All contracts for new development require contractors to create a SWPPP plan. SmartGrid is the California enforcement agency that ensures all projects adhere to strict storm water management guidelines on new development projects.

Construction projects from the last 3 years that had a SWPPP plan included Student Union, Student Health and Wellness, SPX/YUH Renovation, and Campus Village 2.


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? :
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s rainwater/stormwater management policy, plan, and/or strategies for ongoing campus operations:

Bioswales have been created at three different sites: in front of the new Student Wellness Center, in front of the SPX building and the Student Union. Each bioswale collects rainwater and filters it before the water percolates into the underground reservoirs.


A brief description of any rainwater harvesting employed by the institution:
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Rainwater harvested directly and stored/used by the institution, performance year:
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A brief description of any rainwater filtering systems employed by the institution to treat water prior to release:
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A brief description of any living or vegetated roofs on campus:
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A brief description of any porous (i.e. permeable) paving employed by the institution:

Permeable paving has been used at new construction areas at the Student Wellness Center.


A brief description of any downspout disconnection employed by the institution:
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A brief description of any rain gardens on campus:
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A brief description of any stormwater retention and/or detention ponds employed by the institution:
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A brief description of any bioswales on campus (vegetated, compost or stone):

Bioswales have been created at three different sites: in front of the new Student Wellness Center, in front of the SPX building and the Student Union. Each bioswale collects rainwater and filters it before the water percolates into the underground reservoirs.


A brief description of any other rainwater management technologies or strategies employed by the institution:
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The website URL where information about the institution’s rainwater management initiatives, plan or policy is available:
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