Trent University in Peterborough is slated to become one of the first universities in Ontario to install permeable grid paving, an environmentally friendly parking solution.
The pavers that will be installed at Trent’s Symons Campus are created using 100 per cent recycled plastic.
“Our campus is growing and we need to balance that growth with our commitment to the environment,” said Kent Stringham, vice-president of finance and administration at Trent University. “This innovative and environmental solution to meeting campus demands boasts a number of ecological benefits including the ability to plant grass within the grid, better drainage, and less required road salt in the winter. It is a win-win for Trent and for our environment.”
Permeable grid paving systems are installed as a series of interlocking grids on top of land, which can then be filled with grass or gravel.
The project will add approximately 100 parking spaces to Trent’s Symons Campus.