Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.21
Liaison Chris Gardner
Submission Date Aug. 23, 2022

STARS v2.2

Douglas College
OP-22: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 2.00 Louie Girotto
Associate Director
Physical Plant Services & Projects
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Which of the following best describes the institution’s approach to rainwater management?:
No written policies, plans or guidelines, but green infrastructure and LID practices are used

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

Douglas College does not have internal policies or guidelines related to green infrastructure and low impact development practices at this time. However, best practices related to rainwater management have been implemented recently on campus, and rainwater management practices are a requirement of the respective municipalities that Douglas College resides in (City of New Westminster and City of Coquitlam) and the College needs to adhere to meet or exceed their requirements.

Green infrastructure and low-impact development practices that have been implemented on campus include:
- green roofs at both the New Westminster and Coquitlam campuses, and more are planned to be added where feasible
- rain gardens have been implemented in boulevards where possible and as part of new construction

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:

Below are links to the respective municipalities and their rainwater management requirements that Douglas College adheres to:

Stormwater Management | Coquitlam, BC - https://www.coquitlam.ca/235/Stormwater-Management
The City of Coquitlam's Stormwater Management guide includes rain control measures and access to a Water Balance Tool that can be used to calculate the amount of stormwater runoff on a property.

Integrated Stormwater Management Plan | City of New Westminster - https://www.newwestcity.ca/services/environment-and-sustainability/integrated-stormwater-management-plan

The City of New Westminster's Integrated Stormwater Management Plan helps to manage rainfall, address water quality and quantity issues from stormwater runoff, and enhance watersheds. It includes reference to green infrastructure practices that are encouraged and required as part of new development.

Website URL where information about the institution’s green infrastructure and LID practices is available:

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