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Liaison Beverley Ayeni
Submission Date Aug. 22, 2011
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STARS v1.1

Western University
OP-23: Stormwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Brandon Watson
Communications and Training Officer
Physical Plant and Capital Planning Services
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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? :
No

A brief description of the institution's stormwater management initiatives:

New constructions and major renovations are implementing diverse stormwater management techniques. For example, all materials are being contained in bins to avoid the contamination of groundwater when it rains and at the new Richard Ivey Building, there are two sinks for water collection. The water runs into these ponds and from there they flow to the stormwater drainage. Furthermore, Western regulates the flow of water going into the sinks by slowly releasing it, to avoid overflowing the capacity of the drainage pipe.


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

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

The CMLP’s green roof is covered with flats of drought-resistant sedum, a hardy garden plant. The soil and plants insulate the building for sound, along with increasing the heating and cooling efficiency.

- http://www.eng.uwo.ca/news/2011/cmlp_leed_gold.htm

The new Richard Ivey Building, currently under construction, will also have green roofs.


Does the institution have porous paving?:
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A brief description of the institution's porous paving:
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Does the institution have retention ponds?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's retention ponds:

The new Richard Ivey building, the Althouse Green, and Springette buildings have stormwater retention ponds.


Does the institution have stone swales?:
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A brief description of the institution's stone swales:
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Does the institution have vegetated swales?:
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A brief description of the institution's vegetated swales:
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Does the institution employ any other technologies or strategies for stormwater management?:
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A brief description of other technologies or strategies for stormwater management employed:
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