|Overall Rating||Gold - expired|
|Submission Date||Feb. 22, 2017|
University of South Florida (Tampa)
OP-23: Rainwater Management
|2.00 / 2.00||
Donerly, RA, AICP, LEED AP
Which of the following best describes the institution’s approach to rainwater management?:
A brief description of the institution’s green infrastructure and LID practices:
Reference 2015-2025 Tampa Campus Master Plan, Element 7 General Infrastructure, Element 7 General Infrastructure General Infrastructure
7.1 Stormwater Management
This element ensures the provision of adequate capacity for the general utilities infrastructure required to meet the future needs of the University. The General Infrastructure Element includes Stormwater Management, Potable Water, Sanitary Sewer, Solid Waste, Steam/Hot Water, Chilled Water, Electrical Power and Other Fuels, and Communications. 7.1 Stormwater Management Stormwater management plays a key role in the overall management of water resources, and negating the negative impacts of development. With the continual straining of resources such as the availability of potable water, stormwater management not only mitigates environmental concerns it also controls flooding and enhances the replenishment of groundwater reserves that are essential to the long-term sustainability of the University.
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:
CAMPUS MASTER PLAN ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN GUIDELINES: 1.1.1 Building Placement (C) Most importantly, on the Tampa Campus, no new buildings should negatively impact the Greenway, which extends from the pond at Bruce B. Downs Boulevard to the wetlands at Fletcher Avenue and 50th. Street. The Greenway must be recognized for its functional role in providing suitable stormwater retention/detention area and for its aesthetic role in providing a sense of clarity and orientation to the campus. It is imperative that this designated land be preserved and maintained as open space.
01061. USF FP&C BUILDING CODE ADMINISTRATION PROGRAM: Stormwater Runoff is to be controlled and managed in accordance with the Southwest Florida Water Management District rules 40D-4, 40D-40 and 40D-400 F.A.C. The University’s Campus Master Plan has designated the Greenway as the location of its master stormwater management facilities for compliance with the District’s rules. Site design is to ensure that any increases in stormwater runoff are collected, conveyed, and managed in accordance with the University’s Master Drainage Plan.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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