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A Case Study Based Cradle-to-Grave Environmental Assessment of Low-Impact-Development (LID) Stormwater Management Approach

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dc.contributor.advisor Bradford, Andrea
dc.contributor.author Bhatt, Akul
dc.date.accessioned 2018-01-25T16:29:27Z
dc.date.available 2018-01-25T16:29:27Z
dc.date.copyright 2017-12
dc.date.created 2018-01-19
dc.date.issued 2018-01-25
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/12323
dc.description.abstract The thesis focuses on the life cycle impacts of a low-impact-development (LID) parking lot retrofit, designed to manage stormwater, at the IMAX headquarters in Mississauga, ON. The retrofit consisted of three bioretention cells and three permeable pavement systems (PPS) placed in parallel, which were instrumented for performance monitoring. Over a 3-year period, 53% – 99% volume reduction was achieved, which also lead to a substantial reduction in effluent pollutant loads. A cradle-to-grave life cycle assessment (LCA) of the systems and site was performed, and the life cycle impacts were compared to those of a traditional detention pond of an equivalent treatment capacity. The life cycle impacts of LIDs, compared to the pond, were ~20% lower, and the LIDs’ benefits from stormwater treatment were ~300% higher. Further work is needed to quantify the benefits of LIDS on aquatic and plant life associated with mitigating changes to flow, thermal and sediment regimes. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
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dc.subject stormwater management (SWM) en_US
dc.subject life cycle assessment (LCA) en_US
dc.subject low impact development (LID) en_US
dc.subject bioretention en_US
dc.subject bioinfiltration en_US
dc.subject green infrastructure en_US
dc.subject permeable pavement systems (PPS) en_US
dc.subject carbon footprint en_US
dc.title A Case Study Based Cradle-to-Grave Environmental Assessment of Low-Impact-Development (LID) Stormwater Management Approach en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Engineering en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Applied Science en_US
dc.degree.department School of Engineering en_US
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