Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 80.45
Liaison Tori Grant
Submission Date Dec. 13, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of Calgary
OP-23: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Adam Stoker
Sustainability Consultant
Office of Sustainability
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Which of the following best describes the institution’s approach to rainwater management?:
Comprehensive policies, plans or guidelines that require LID practices for all new projects

A brief description of the institution’s green infrastructure and LID practices:

Stormwater is reduced by directing potential runoff to areas that could benefit from the water, such as landscaping or seeded/turf areas. The Taylor Family Digital Library grounds utilize a raingarden and stormwater pond to help filter precipitation. The Schulich Engineering Building grounds also include a raingarden and infiltration systems. A bioswale beneath Parking Lot 10 on main campus has been operational since 2009. Recent projects completed at the Spyhill Campus have integrated with that site's stormwater management plan to ensure all rainwater is managed onsite in dedicated stormwater mangement ponds.

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 University of Calgary's Integrated Stormwater Management Plan (ISMP) is intended to provide guidance for stormwater management design over the next 30 years, as the main campus undergoes redevelopment and intensification. It also ensures that sustainable stormwater management approaches are implemented and regulatory and regional watershed management initiatives are appropriately considered. The policy works to reduce rainwater waste and contamination through several integrated grounds and construction guidelines.

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

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