Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.48
Liaison Amy Brunvand
Submission Date Oct. 21, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Utah
OP-22: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Chris Benson
Associate Director of Energy & Sustainability
Facilities Management
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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:

Campus construction requirements are a combination of University standards and state-level, DFCM standards.
University of Utah requires a minimum of LEED Silver Certification, along with special requirements from UTAH DFCM and campus to minimize impacts from stormwater. (http://facilities.utah.edu/leed/) and (http://facilities.utah.edu/project-resources/documents-standards/UofU%20Design%20Requirements%20Supplement.pdf.pdf - page 188, SSc4 Rainwater Management required under path 2)


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:

Storm water management for 10 and 50-year events is a priority (required for all new projects) with some case-by-case experimentation with additional rainwater management and rainwater catchment to reduce impacts from previous development.
There is also a current effort (outside of the current performance period) to re-establish rainwater flow management and drainage through historic watersheds.


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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Utah Division of Facilities Construction and Management (DFCM). Design Requirements: University of Utah Supplement. November 1, 2017.
URL: https://dfcm.utah.gov/wp-content/uploads/University-Design-Requirements-November-1-2017-final.docx.pdf
(2) Storm Water Design Criteria a. The storm water hydrology associated with new construction projects must mirror predevelopment hydrology of the previously undeveloped site; or, the design must improve the hydrology of a redeveloped site and reduce the discharge of storm water. b. Projects which add impervious surfaces and storm water run-off must include stormwater control systems that will not increase flow into the University’s (and consequently Salt Lake City’s) storm-water system.

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