Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.70
Liaison Whitney Crooks
Submission Date April 27, 2012
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STARS v1.1

Red River College Polytechnic
OP-23: Stormwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Tom Skraba
Director of Facility Management
Facility Management
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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:

Red River College uses swales to direct stormwater runoff.

Our Heavy Equipment Transportation Centre has controlled flow roof drainge to reduce the rate of flow of water leaving the site. Plantings around the building absorb stormwater. Combined, these measures reduce the volume of water entering storm sewers by 27% (compared to a reference building).


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

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

The Roblin Centre has a 20' x 60' section of greenroof. The roof is covered with native plants and requires minimal maintenance. The Green Roof is one of the stops along the Roblin Centre's Green Building Tour.


Does the institution have porous paving?:
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A brief description of the institution's porous paving:

A 300' x 300' crane training pad was recently constructed. Recycled asphalt was used for the topping. This material controls dust and has porous properties.


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:

Kentucky and Red Fescu are the vegetated swales used on campus.


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:

Rainwater is collected from the roof of our Greenhouse and Landscape Construction shop. It's stored in a 3000 gallon tank and used to waste the plants in the Greenhouse.


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