Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 71.91
Liaison Debbie Andres
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

San Jose State University
OP-22: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 David Griffith
Environmental Compliance Specialist
EHS
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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:

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 5 years that had a SWPPP plan included Student Union, Student Wellness Center, SPX/YUH Renovation, Campus Village 2, and the Student Recreation & Aquatic Center (SRAC).

SJSU meets the 2 point credit as it has a campus-wide Storm Water Management Plan requiring LID practices to be put in place.


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:

Bioswales have been created at 4 different sites, including the Student Wellness Center, SPX building, Student Union, and SRAC. Each bioswale collects rainwater and filters it before the water percolates into the underground reservoirs. Porous concrete has been implemented in various locations around campus.


Website URL where information about the institution’s green infrastructure and LID practices is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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