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Liaison Rochelle Owen
Submission Date Aug. 12, 2011
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Dalhousie University
OP-23: Stormwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Rochelle Owen
Executive Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have a policy, plan, and/or strategies to reduce stormwater runoff from new development projects? :
Yes

Does the institution have a policy, plan, and/or strategies to reduce stormwater runoff from ongoing campus operations? :
Yes

A brief description of the institution's stormwater management initiatives:

Dalhousie has passed a green building policy that institutes all new buildings must be built to LEED Gold:
http://office.sustainability.dal.ca/Files/Dalhousie_Sustainable_Building_Policy_Final_2011.pdf

As part of LEED water and sustainable site credits focus on stormwater management. Dalhousie strives to meet these credits and in past projects have implemented measures.

Dalhousie University is in Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM). HRM have specific stormwater management standards must follow for new buildings and major renovations:
http://www.halifax.ca/hrwc/documents/CompleteVersion2011.pdf

The Dalhousie University Climate Change Plan highlights strategies for climate change adaptation including storm water management. Specific strategies such as green roofs, vegetative swales, and cisterns are highlighted. On campus there are a green roofs, one cistern (more are planned); permeable pavement, and a planned vegetative swale. As part of the development of the natural environment plan more detailed storm water management planning is being conducted with the partnership of the municipality. Please see:
http://office.sustainability.dal.ca/Files/Climate_Change_Plan_May6.pdf


The website URL where information about the institution's stormwater management initiatives, plan or policy is available:
Does the institution have a living or vegetated roof?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's living or vegetated roof:

Dalhousie's Mona Campbell building has a “green” roof, planted with drought-resistant sedum and grasses;


Does the institution have porous paving?:
No

A brief description of the institution's porous paving:
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Does the institution have retention ponds?:
No

A brief description of the institution's retention ponds:
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Does the institution have stone swales?:
No

A brief description of the institution's stone swales:
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Does the institution have vegetated swales?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's vegetated swales:

One is located at the bottom of a slope as part of the Ocean Excellence Centre.


Does the institution employ any other technologies or strategies for stormwater management?:
Yes

A brief description of other technologies or strategies for stormwater management employed:

Yes, we have green roofs, a rain water cistern used to flush toilets (more are being planned); and permeable pavement as the lower part of a parking lot on Coburg Rd.


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