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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.95
Liaison Tim Albertson
Submission Date Dec. 14, 2017
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STARS v2.1

North Seattle College
OP-23: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Tim Albertson
Sustainability Coordinator
Student Development Services
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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:

1. North Seattle College adheres to the City of Seattle's Stormwater Management Plan and the stringent regulations it sets forth:
"Storm-water Management Plan (SWMP)
The City of Seattle SWMP will address the following permit requirements:
• Protect water quality
• Reduce the discharge of pollutants to the “maximum extent practicable”
• Satisfy appropriate requirements of the Clean Water Act
• Meet state requirements to use all known, available, and reasonable methods to prevent and control pollution to waters of the state
The Stormwater, Grading and Drainage Control Code (SMC 22.800-22.808) and associated Directors’ Rules are being revised to account for advances in urban stormwater runoff management practices. Changes and updates to the code are being made to make it equivalent to the 2005 Washington Department of Ecology’s Stormwater Management Manual for Western Washington. This is a requirement for compliance with the Municipal Stormwater NPDES Permit, which was issued January 17, 2007. Visit the Department of Planning and Development's website to learn more about the code revisions."

2. OCE&E – Opportunity Center for Employment & Education is a LEED Gold Certification Building. Thus it follows the LEED rainwater management policy closely. LEED certified projects "reduce runoff volume and improve water quality by replicating the natural hydrology and water balance of the site, based on historical conditions and undeveloped ecosystems in the region."


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:
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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