Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.95
Liaison Trey McDonald
Submission Date March 11, 2014
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STARS v1.2

University of San Diego
OP-23: Stormwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Paula Morreale
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have a policy, plan, and/or strategies to reduce stormwater runoff from new development projects? :
Yes

Does the institution have a policy, plan, and/or strategies to reduce stormwater runoff from ongoing campus operations? :
Yes

A brief description of the institution's stormwater management initiatives:

USD employs “Best Management Practices” (BMP’s) to can stop pollutants from entering our storm drain system: dry clean-up methods for spills and outdoor cleaning, vacuuming, sweeping, and rags or dry absorbents are used instead of hosing down. Hazardous waste is properly labeled, stored, and disposed of.


The website URL where information about the institution's stormwater management initiatives, plan or policy is available:
Does the institution have a living or vegetated roof?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's living or vegetated roof:

The roof of the SLP is a green roof planted with vegetation to reduce heat absorption, offset vegetation loss, and reduce the urban heat island effect. The building also features signage that communicates to students and serves as a reminder of its sustainability features to the hundreds of students and campus community that use it every day.
See: http://sites.sandiego.edu/sustainability/groundsbuilding/


Does the institution have porous paving?:
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A brief description of the institution's porous paving:
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Does the institution have retention ponds?:
No

A brief description of the institution's retention ponds:
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Does the institution have stone swales?:
No

A brief description of the institution's stone swales:
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Does the institution have vegetated swales?:
No

A brief description of the institution's vegetated swales:
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Does the institution employ any other technologies or strategies for stormwater management?:
No

A brief description of other technologies or strategies for stormwater management employed:
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