Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 55.05
Liaison Nicole Arsenault
Submission Date April 20, 2016
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STARS v2.0

York University
OP-27: Rainwater Management

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

Does the institution use Low Impact Development (LID) practices as a matter of policy or standard practice to reduce rainwater/stormwater runoff volume and improve outgoing water quality for new construction, major renovation, and other projects?:

A brief description of the institution’s Low Impact Development (LID) practices:

Through standard stormwater management practices, York University uses Low Impact Development practices to ensure that as little impact on the natural hydrological cycle is made. York University uses multiple natural features for stormwater management, such as: bioswales, vegetated roofs, natural stormwater retention ponds and permeable pavement.

Has the institution adopted a rainwater/stormwater management policy, plan, or strategies that mitigate the rainwater runoff impacts of ongoing campus operations through the use of green infrastructure? :

A brief description of the institution’s rainwater/stormwater management policy, plan, and/or strategies for ongoing campus operations:

The storm water management system of the Keele campus, was improved to meet the current City of Toronto requirements of the City’s Wet Weather Flow Management (WWFM) Guidelines by constructing the Tennis Canada Pond in 2004 and improving the Stong Pond in 2007.

A brief description of any rainwater harvesting employed by the institution:

Rainwater harvested directly and stored/used by the institution, performance year:

A brief description of any rainwater filtering systems employed by the institution to treat water prior to release:

A brief description of any living or vegetated roofs on campus:

Both Pond Road Residence and the Lassonde Building have Green Roofs with vegetation.

A brief description of any porous (i.e. permeable) paving employed by the institution:

Osgoode Hall Parking lot is constructed of permeable pavement.

A brief description of any downspout disconnection employed by the institution:

A brief description of any rain gardens on campus:

A brief description of any stormwater retention and/or detention ponds employed by the institution:

York's Keele campus has two storm water retention ponds - Stong Pond, and the Tennis Canada Pond.

A brief description of any bioswales on campus (vegetated, compost or stone):

Keele Campus contains bioswales throughout campus that collect stormwater runoff from many roads and parking lots. The bioswales contain both stone and vegetation.

A brief description of any other rainwater management technologies or strategies employed by the institution:

The website URL where information about the institution’s rainwater management initiatives, plan or policy is available:

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