Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.69
Liaison Careen Arsenault
Submission Date March 8, 2013
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Cornell University
OP-T2-47: Xeriscaping

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Chris Bordlemay
Water/Wastewater Manager
Energy and Sustainability
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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:

Green Roofs were designed utilizing xeriscape landscaping techniques. Current data has .9 acre of xeriscape on the endowed side, .5 acre on the statutory side and ~1.2 from campus life. Various varieties of Sedum populate the majority.

The website URL where information about the program or practice is available:

Additional information on the broader 'naturalization' initiative that involves landscape planning to introduce native plants, and reduce the need for watering and mowing can be found here:

Current 'Campus Naturalization Zone' signage

2009 Naturalization Team Report

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