Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 47.43
Liaison Connie Norton
Submission Date May 3, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Simon Fraser University
OP-23: Stormwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Elizabeth Starr
Campus Planner
Facilities Development
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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:

The University follows guidelines set out in the Official Community Plan which are based on Federal and Provincial guidelines. The University has committed to managing stormwater runoff within the campus to control the volume, rate of flow and quality of stormwater leaving the campus. The guiding document is the 2004 Strategic Instrastructure Plan which outlines 7 stormwater principles and projects for implementation.


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

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

Yes - we have more 10,000 sq. m. of living roofs (and a living wall).


Does the institution have porous paving?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's porous paving:

Walkways and trails through forests are of crushed granite or mulch. Permeable paving is use in our courtyards.


Does the institution have retention ponds?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's retention ponds:

Retention pond and detention storage are used throughout the campus.


Does the institution have stone swales?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's stone swales:

At the TASK 2 building a river look stone swale is employed as a landscape feature.


Does the institution have vegetated swales?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's vegetated swales:

Yes - there are several vegetated swale areas throughout campus. New swale/drainage channels have been built in more recent projects and planted with native species. These swales provide nutrients to creeks below the campus grounds that are fish bearing.


Does the institution employ any other technologies or strategies for stormwater management?:
No

A brief description of other technologies or strategies for stormwater management employed:
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