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Liaison Rochelle Owen
Submission Date July 21, 2021

STARS v2.2

Dalhousie University
IN-36: Stormwater Modeling

Status Score Responsible Party
n/a 0.00 /

This credit was marked as Not Applicable for the following reason:

Dalhousie is committed to implementing ways to retain, filter, infiltrate, and re-use stormwater as part of new development and renovation projects. Plant material plays a large role in filtering pollutants, slowing the flow of water, and removing water through the process of evaporation.

There are design guidelines that Facilities Management follows on projects that outline storm water management policies, and the Office of Sustainability implements a variety of projects that improve the natural environment and stormwater management.

Examples of campus stormwater management include:
-A rain garden at the corner of Coburg and Oxford.
-Vegetative swale on River Road (AC)
-A rain garden and permeable bike corral in the Killam Loop.
-A vegetative swale at the Ocean Sciences Building.
-Permeable concrete at the SOSB and Hancock Parking Lot.
-Commercial building rain cisterns (rain water collection for resuse in washrooms) in the Mona Campbell Building and Lemarchant Place.
-Green roofs, examples include the Mona Campbell, Henry Hicks, Chemistry, Dentistry, Life -Science Centre, Wallace McCain Learning Commons, Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences, and LeMarchant Place.
-Community engagement and brainstorming with students and community.
-Stormwater management planning guidelines in the Natural Environment Policy and guidelines document
-Stormwater management mapping.
-Ongoing stormwater management research.

Natural Environment Design Guidelines, see section 5.8 for Stormwater management
https://www.dal.ca/content/dam/dalhousie/pdf/dept/facilities/Design%20Guidelines/Updated%20Dec%201/Natural_Environment_Policy_and_Guidelines_Nov_2013.pdf

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