Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 47.15
Liaison Elenore Breslow
Submission Date Nov. 24, 2020

STARS v2.2

Brock University
OP-22: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Elenore Breslow
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Management and Environmental Sustainability Research Centre
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Which of the following best describes the institution’s approach to rainwater management?:
Less comprehensive policies, plans or guidelines that incorporate green infrastructure

A brief description of the institution’s green infrastructure and LID practices:

Brock University’s Design Standards (2019), section Stormwater Utilities, outlines the criteria to be used when designing storm sewers. Ontario Provincial Standard Drawings (OPSD) must be applied for storm sewer design including sewers, manholes, catchbasins, etc.

Stormwater management designs should be completed to achieve the following objectives:

1. Ensure that there is no increase in potential for flood damage.
2. Protect the natural geomorphic conditions of existing water courses.
3. Enhance water quality of stormwater prior to outletting to natural conveyance systems.
4. Protect groundwater and base flow systems.
5. Minimize impact on local and downstream aquatic habitats

Section 5.7 from Brock University’s Shaping Our Future – A Guide to the Planning, Design, and Architecture of the Natural & Built Environments (2007) describes how Brock will strive to promote sustainable practices and act as a good steward of its unique natural environment. The focus will include sustainable building design, sound environmental planning practices for new buildings, and appropriate everyday operations at the campus level, including the promotion of green building technology and green building rating systems such as LEED certification and encourage LID strategies to accommodate storm water run-off in an environmentally sensitive manner.


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:

The Brock University Design Standards (2019) have been developed to aid Brock University Capital Planning and Project Management staff along with external designers, consultants and project managers in understanding the minimum expectations required for construction projects at the University. The section on Stormwater Utilities outlines criteria to be used when designing storm sewers. Ontario Provincial Standard Drawings (OPSD) must be applied for storm sewer design including sewers, manholes, catchbasins, etc.

Brock University’ Shaping Our Future – A Guide to the Planning, Design, and Architecture of the Natural & Built Environments (2007) document, sets up a strategic approach to campus planning, urban design and architecture. The framework for the strategic approach is defined by four themes, and further developed by eight goals and corresponding directions. Section 5.7, Environment and Sustainability denotes how Brock will include sustainable building design, sound environmental planning practices for new buildings, and appropriate everyday operations at the campus level.


Website URL where information about the institution’s green infrastructure and LID practices is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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