Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.63
Liaison Dwayne Doornbosch
Submission Date June 24, 2021

STARS v2.2

Langara College
OP-22: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
0.50 / 2.00 Dwayne Doornbosch
Director Facilities
Facilities
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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:

Langara does not have any official policies or guidelines related to green infrastructure and LID practices. Green infrastructure and LID practices are implemented on a case-by-case and opportunistic basis. However, there are several examples of LID practices that have been implemented on campus, including:
- installation of several bioswales and rain gardens located on the periphery of parking lots, to capture and treat stormwater runoff
- a large and centralized stormwater retention pond to reduce peak stormwater runoff flow to stormwater drains
- minimal use of impervious surface treatments across campus, with selective use of permeable surface treatments and maximized greenspace for rainwater infiltration
- all new construction projects must achieve LEED Gold certification, and LEED includes points for sustainable landscape design, including designing to minimize surface water runoff and improve stormwater management through green infrastructure and LID practices. As an example of this, bioswales were installed adjacent to the parking lot as part of the LEED Gold certified Science and Technology building and surface parking was significantly reduced and turned into green space.


A copy of the institution’s rainwater management policy, plan, and/or guidelines:
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A brief description of the institution’s rainwater management policy, plan, and/or guidelines that supports the responses above:

Langara does not have any official policies or guidelines related to rainwater or stormwater management.


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