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STORM Reports


About Obtaining a STORM Report For Your Project


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A sample STORM Report

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STORM Explained

What is is exactly?


STORM is a sustainable design assessment tool used to assess whether best practice water quality objectives have been carried out to ensure that stormwater is responsibly managed for the benefit of the environment and to reduce water consumption of the site. With this assessment tool, the rating ranges from 0% to 100% - the higher the rating, the better the score. 
A development has achieved best practice measures when it achieves a 100% storm rating, which directly translates to a 45% reduction in the usual annual nitrogen levels.
The rating takes into account factors including:
  • Impervious surfaces and their sizes
  • Site area and location
  • Water treatment type and size
  • Number of occupants in a building
This tool, used in conjunction with others, assesses how sustainable a development plan is and results are usually used in SDAs (Sustainable Development Assessment) and SMPs (Sustainable Management Plan). It facilitates the planning process and highlights opportunities for sustainable design improvements, including energy, water and waste efficiency, liveability and running costs. 
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What you need to know

We have experience with all councils and know their preferred outcomes and offer practical solutions and design advice to assist in achieving the right outcome.

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A sample STORM Water Report

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What do you need?


This is the information that you need to get started with a STORM Report:

  • Rainwater tank details
  • Architectural drawings, sections, elevations and materials palette
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Cost and Time Commitments

The cost of the overall assessment of a dwelling is dependent on its size and complexity, but also on whether this will be included within a BESS report. 
As for the time it takes to complete a STORM assessment, our turnaround is typically between 2-5 business days but if you have a deadline, please notify us and we will make adjustments to meet it. 
Due to the nature of this assessment and how it varies on a project-by-project basis, we strongly recommend sending us your architectural plans (with sections and elevations), a materials palette, and rainwater tank details. We will review these documents as soon as possible and aim to send you a quote within the same business day.
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