Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.00
Liaison Jessica Krejcik
Submission Date Dec. 22, 2021

STARS v2.2

Concordia University
OP-9: Landscape Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Cassandra Lamontagne
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Total campus area:
24.73 Hectares

Figures required to calculate the total area of managed grounds:
Area (double-counting is not allowed)
Area managed organically, without the use of inorganic fertilizers and chemical pesticides, fungicides and herbicides 0 Hectares
Area managed in accordance with an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program that uses selected chemicals only when needed 24.73 Hectares
Area managed using conventional, chemical-based landscape management practices 0 Hectares
Total area of managed grounds 24.73 Hectares

A brief description of any land excluded from the area of managed grounds:

Percentage of grounds managed organically:

A brief description of the organic landscape management program:

Percentage of grounds managed in accordance with an IPM program:

A copy of the IPM plan or program:
A brief description of the IPM program:

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 description of the institution's approach to plant stewardship:

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 approach to hydrology and water use:

When cleaning the exterior of buildings a low water consumption power washer is used and is done at minimum frequencies. Monitoring of irrigation systems manually or with automated systems is done at least every two weeks during the operating season for appropriate water usage, system times, leaks, or breaks.

A brief description of the institution's approach to landscape materials management and waste minimization:

A brief description of the institution's approach to energy-efficient landscape design:

Low emissions maintenance equipment where feasible is used.

A brief description of other sustainable landscape management practices employed by the institution:

Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable landscape management program is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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