Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.05
Liaison Jessica Krejcik
Submission Date May 26, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Concordia University
OP-10: Landscape Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Pat Pietromonaco
Senior Director Property Management
Facilities Management
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Figures required to calculate the total area of managed grounds::
Total campus area 23.88 Hectares
Footprint of the institution's buildings 7.70 Hectares
Area of undeveloped land, excluding any protected areas 0 Hectares

Area of managed grounds that is::
Managed in accordance with an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan 16.18 Hectares
Managed in accordance with a sustainable landscape management program that includes an IPM plan and otherwise meets the criteria outlined 0 Hectares
Managed organically, third party certified and/or protected 0 Hectares

A copy of the IPM plan:
The IPM plan :

The IPM plan was developed to formalize the practices that currently take place on campus. The IPM plan can also be found on the staff website of Facilities Management (employee only access).

Any pest sightings are reported to Facilities Management. Facilities Management also monitors for pests. If a problem occurs and the situation is not deemed as an emergency then natural and benign methods will be used by Custodial Services such as water, baking soda, soap and vinegar.

If the situation is deemed as an emergency then chemical pesticides may be used by the exterminator. Prior to pesticide application the exterminator is responsible for providing a list of the products that will be used to the IPM Coordinator.

The IPM Coordinator will inform the Health and Safety Manager about the situation in order for a safety assessment to be conducted.

A brief summary of the institution’s approach to sustainable landscape management:

A brief description of how the institution protects and uses existing vegetation, uses native and ecologically appropriate plants, and controls and manages invasive species:

Alternanther and Santoline plants are used to spell out the Concordia letters in front of the AD building. Flower beds have increasingly been planted with vegetables and herbs such as bell peppers, hot peppers, tomatoes, basil and various other vegetables/herbs. Plants planted on campus. are generally comprised of mixed begonias, marigold Durango tangerine,alyssum wonderland, impatients, solanimus and dracenas plants.

A brief description of the institution’s landscape materials management and waste minimization policies and practices:

A brief description of the institution’s organic soils management practices:

A brief description of the institution’s use of environmentally preferable materials in landscaping and grounds management:

A brief description of how the institution restores and/or maintains the integrity of the natural hydrology of the campus:

A brief description of how the institution reduces the environmental impacts of snow and ice removal (if applicable):

A brief description of any certified and/or protected areas:

Is the institution recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation's Tree Campus USA program (if applicable)?:

The website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable landscape management programs and practices is available:

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