Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 54.26
Liaison Stephanie MacPhee
Submission Date Dec. 9, 2020
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Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University)
OP-23: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 2.00
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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:

Two buildings on campus- the George Vari Engineering Computing Centre (ENG) and the Daphne Cockwell Center (DCC), make use of grey water collection systems; water collected from showers, taps and rain is treated and used to flush toilets. Such design features are also considered for new buildings that are currently in the design phase.
The Ryerson Urban Farm atop the ENG building and DCC’s new green roof also help with this in terms of capturing rainwater and reducing storm water runoff by nature of design and function.

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:

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

Ryerson Urban Water- https://www.ryerson.ca/water/
Research around stormwater management for urban farms: https://www.ryerson.ca/research/publications/newsletter/2019-11/green-roof/

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