|Submission Date||Aug. 12, 2015|
Office of Sustainability
Use adjacent campus plantings, or plantings specific to circulation systems to intercept rainwater, provide air quality benefits, screen, and to reinforce the campus wayfinding system.Effective building massing can optimize access to views, solar orientation, natural ventilation, and passive heating and cooling and thus reduce building energy use. Minimize solar glare to reduce fading and aging of materials.Ensure that each new and remodeled building contributes to stewardship of the natural environment by adhering to the principles of green design in the selection of appropriate systems and materials, as practicable. Use life cycle costs analysis in assessing the value of each
system and material choice.
no formal plan in place, design and managed under the cities guide and regulation
n/a. *covered storm water drains during construction
Our Conoco Phillips Integrated Science Building (CPISB) roof is designed as a vegetated roof and will also reduce the cooling load of the building as well as the heat-island effect for the city. We know this because the solar reflectance index (SRI) is equal to or greater than 78.
UAA has rain gardens located near the integrated science building. These gardens are called the UAA retiree rain gardens. Rain gardens are recessed areas of land, which have plants that thrive in wet soil. Water collects in rain gardens and plants act as filters for the water before it sinks back into local aquifers. These gardens replenish aquifers instead of adding pressure to storm drains. near ISB
BioSwales are located at the Alaska Airline Center
In addition to planting a rain garden to the north of CPISB, vegetated swales were also incorporated into the landscaping of this building. Between the swales and rain garden, the stormwater system captures and filters 90% of the average annual rainfall, reducing the impact on stormwater drains and adjacent wetlands
The following are quotes from our Facilities Master Plan that relate to stormwater management:
Use storm runoff from roofs to recharge irrigation systems.
Avoid management practices that contribute to the degradation of water quality.
Avoid disturbing native landscapes during campus construction.
Minimize impervious surfaces.
Use appropriate methods, such as bioswale techniques, to remove sediment and other contaminants from runoff.
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