Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.89
Liaison Jonathan Rausseo
Submission Date Nov. 25, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Ottawa
OP-22: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Pierre-Yves Leroux
Grounds and Transport
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Which of the following best describes the institution’s approach to rainwater management?:
Less comprehensive policies, plans or guidelines that incorporate green infrastructure

A brief description of the institution’s green infrastructure and LID practices:
The University of Ottawa has an agreement with the City that insists that there is zero impact on the environment from water run-off. As such, the university has included in its site approval plan the zero impact principle.

Above and beyond the campus sewer system, each rooftop at the University of Ottawa has a storm water management mechanism to restrict flow during heavy rain activities.

Additionally, the university’s Sports Field doubles a storm water management system. It is a type of French drain that retains water run-off from the campus before it can reach the community.

And finally, the University has also implemented a new design standard to construct green roofs as a standard on campus for old and new construction wherever possible.

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:
There is no formal policy in place. The University relies mainly on the Ontario Building Code in order to ensure that it is following at least minimum standards for storm water management regulations.
Furthermore, since of buildings are built to LEED building standards, the University often builds spaces with additional considerations in place.

Website URL where information about the institution’s green infrastructure and LID practices is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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