Latest Releases

Rumble Pond Adaptive Stormwater Management Infrastructure
Case study | Project webpage

Evaluation of Residential Lot Level Stormwater Management Practices
Full Report | Project webpage

Evaluation of a Thermal Mitigation and Baseflow Augmentation System for Stormwater Ponds
Full Report | Project webpage

Anionic Polyacrylamide Application Guide for Urban Construction in Ontario
Full Report

ETV Canada Protocol for Lab Testing of Oil Grit Separators
Full report | Project webpage

Evaluation of Underground Stormwater Infiltration Systems

Full Report | Project webpage

Low Impact Development Practices Life Cycle Costing Study and Tool
Full Report | Costing Tool | Project webpage

Preserving and Restoring Healthy Soil: Best Practices for Urban Construction
Full Report | Project webpage

Assessing two climate friendly options for heating and cooling residential homes using renewable energy
Technical Brief | Project webpage

Evaluation of Permeable Pavements in Cold Climates
Full Report | Project webpage

Characterization of Urban Runoff Particle Size Distributions
Full Report | Project webpage

Case Studies of Municipal Hydrodynamic Separator Maintenance Programs
Full Report | Project webpage

Evaluation of a Residential Energy Monitoring and Management System
Full Report | Project webpage

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Events

CISEC-Canada Courses and Exams

Feb. 20-21 in Calgary, AB
Feb. 27-28 in Innisfil, ON
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Save the date!
TRIECA 2014
Ontario’s premiere innovative stormwater management and erosion and sediment control conference!
March 25-26, 2014
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Great Connections 2014
April 29- May 1 in Davenport, IA
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Kortright Renewable Energy Workshops

Various dates
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Green Technology Webinar Series
Various dates
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Online Introductory Erosion and Sediment Control Training
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New technology helps address negative impacts of stormwater on aquatic life.

The increase in temperature of water discharged from stormwater management ponds during the summer, combined with the reduction in stream baseflows caused by urbanization, has been shown to adversely affect downstream aquatic communities.  For some species, the warmer water can even be lethal.  In this monitoring study, we evaluate an innovative technology designed to reduce the negative thermal and baseflow effects of urban developments in a simple and cost effective manner.     More >

Low Impact Development Practices Life Cycle Costing Study and Decision Support Tool

There is increasing interest in the use of Low Impact Development practices to manage urban runoff.   However, those considering implementing the practices continue to wonder how their use will affect the bottom line.  Now we can start providing some answers.  In this project, conducted in collaboration with the University of Toronto’s Civil Engineering Department, we provide well documented estimates of the initial capital and life cycle costs of several Low Impact Development practices based on a robust and replicable methodology and local practice designs and cost sources.  A user friendly spreadsheet costing tool, developed based on the costing data, provides users with the ability to generate planning level cost estimates of site specific LID practice designs and projects.  More >

New STEP research study demonstrates the effectiveness of permeable pavements in cold climates!

Permeable pavements represent a paradigm shift in pavement technology.  Whereas conventional impermeable pavements are designed to rapidly drain water across the surface, permeable pavements do just the opposite.  They allow rainwater to filter through the surface into a gravel reservoir, where it is stored, and either infiltrates into the native soils, or is released slowly through underdrains to receiving waters.  By doing this, permeable pavements help treat the water, reduce downstream flood risk, and protect aquatic habitats in streams.   More >

SolarCity Partnership

If you own or are considering the purchase of a large urban solar energy system, the SolarCity Partnership can help! We have case studies of solar installations, third party performance verifications, a best practices guide, and more. Check out our SolarCity website and join us!

Partners

| Toronto and Region Conservation

| City of Toronto

| Region of Peel

| York Region

| Ontario Ministry of Environment

| Environment Canada

| Great Lakes Sustainability Fund

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada