Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.73
Liaison Megan Litke
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
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American University
Tier2-4: Xeriscaping

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Emily Curley
Sustainability Coordinator
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Does the institution use xeriscape landscaping techniques, including the selection of drought tolerant plants?:

A brief description of the program or practice:

The university uses xersicaping to reduce consumption of water for irrigation. The School of International Service was designed to use no artificial irrigation after the plant establishment phase. With this in mind, plants were mainly chosen with low water requirements. Plants chosen for green roofs are also drought tolerant. The green roof on the media production center hasn't been watered since the plant establishment phase three years ago. Drought tolerant plants are also fire resistant. The majority of AU's plants in the campus arboretum are also "fire-smart."

The website URL where information about the program or practice is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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