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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 50.89
Liaison Nicholas Kordesch
Submission Date Feb. 15, 2017
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STARS v2.1

San Francisco State University
OP-23: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Nick Kordesch
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability

Criteria

Institution uses green infrastructure and low impact development (LID) practices to help mitigate stormwater run-off impacts and treat rainwater as a resource rather than as a waste product.

Policies adopted by entities of which the institution is part (e.g. state/provincial government or the university system) may count for this credit as long as the policies apply to and are followed by the institution.


Applicability

This credit applies to all institutions. 


Scoring

Institutions earn the maximum of 2 points available for this credit by having comprehensive rainwater management policies, plans or guidelines that incorporate green infrastructure, cover the entire campus, and mandate the use of LID practices for all new construction, major renovation, and development projects. Partial points are available as follows:

Which of the following best describes the institution’s approach to rainwater management?

Points earned

Institution has comprehensive rainwater management policies, plans or guidelines that incorporate green infrastructure, cover the entire campus, and mandate the use of LID practices for all new construction, major renovation, and development projects.

2

Institution has rainwater management policies, plans or guidelines that incorporate green infrastructure, but are less comprehensive (e.g. do not cover the entire campus, cover buildings and not other types of projects, or require consideration of rather than mandate LID practices).

1

Institution uses green infrastructure to manage rainwater and employs LID practices on a case-by-case basis or for demonstration projects (i.e. in the absence of formal policies, plans or guidelines).

 0.5

 

 


Measurement

Timeframe

Report on current policies, plans, and/or strategies at the time of submission.

Sampling and Data Standards

Report on policies, plans, and/or strategies employed throughout the campus. 

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.