HPAC Magazine

Calgary school takes top spots in Water Wise competition

March 11, 2016 | By Doug Picklyk

Mount Royal University collected both top prizes available in the Most Water Wise School Case Competition, developed and sponsored by the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH), by leveraging vacant space and concentrating on a high volume foot traffic area.
First place winners, Department of Earth and Environmental Science students Rachel Sank, Angelica Rice, Mark Bateman and Erik Cramer, developed green roof implementation plans by proposing to install a demonstration multifunctional water collection site. The concept will allow all precipitation (rain or snow melt) to be retained by a live green roof and re-used for an on-demand irrigation system for the school’s greenhouse.
The second-place team of Department of Earth and Environmental Science students Jesse Dias, Michael Theriault, Charne Crafford and Tanner Greves focused on water consumption by toilets, showers and faucets at the Mount Royal recreation area.  The scope of this case study was limited to inside of the recreation area, including change rooms and facility washrooms that manage almost 60,000 people per year. Read more



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