Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 57.64
Liaison Nico Strabac
Submission Date Jan. 25, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Mohawk College
OP-27: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Kayla LaChance
Sustainability Programs and Services Coordinator
Sustainability Office
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Does the institution use Low Impact Development (LID) practices as a matter of policy or standard practice to reduce rainwater/stormwater runoff volume and improve outgoing water quality for new construction, major renovation, and other projects?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s Low Impact Development (LID) practices:

With Mohawk's commitment to developing LEED Gold buildings stormwater management has played a role in all new construction. The newly constructed Athletics and Recreation Centre has a plaza of permeable concrete, allowing stormwater to filter through the concrete into the ground below. Also, the H-wing features a green roof which helps to reduce the stormwater runoff from the roof itself.


Has the institution adopted a rainwater/stormwater management policy, plan, or strategies that mitigate the rainwater runoff impacts of ongoing campus operations through the use of green infrastructure? :
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s rainwater/stormwater management policy, plan, and/or strategies for ongoing campus operations:

The College is committed to minimizing the impacts of rainwater runoff. An example of minimizing this impact is the rainwater collection system present in the community garden. Rainwater runoff from the adjacent roof is collected and used to water the gardens and surrounding landscape.


A brief description of any rainwater harvesting employed by the institution:
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Rainwater harvested directly and stored/used by the institution, performance year:
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A brief description of any rainwater filtering systems employed by the institution to treat water prior to release:
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A brief description of any living or vegetated roofs on campus:

The H-wing features a green roof which helps to reduce the total stormwater runoff.


A brief description of any porous (i.e. permeable) paving employed by the institution:

The newly constructed Athletics and Recreation Centre has a plaza of permeable concrete, allowing storm water to filter through the concrete into the ground below.


A brief description of any downspout disconnection employed by the institution:
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A brief description of any rain gardens on campus:
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A brief description of any stormwater retention and/or detention ponds employed by the institution:
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A brief description of any bioswales on campus (vegetated, compost or stone):
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A brief description of any other rainwater management technologies or strategies employed by the institution:
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The website URL where information about the institution’s rainwater management initiatives, plan or policy is available:

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