Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Rochelle Owen
Submission Date Jan. 7, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Dalhousie University
IN-1: Innovation 1

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Stephen Cushing
Communications Officer
Office of Sustainability
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Title or keywords related to the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Diameter tree replacement guideline

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome :

The guideline states that when trees have to be removed, they must be replaced using a diameter tree replacement ratio, that is, the total diameter of new trees must equal the diameter of the trees that are lost. For example, if a 50cm tree is removed, it must be replaced with 10, 5cm trees. This is in recognition of the significant ecological, social, and economic value trees contribute to the campus


A brief description of any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation (if not reported above):

In 2011, 47 maple and oak trees were removed to accommodate the Dalhousie Ocean Sciences Building (DOSB). To adhere to the diameter tree replacement guidelines, 200 trees were planted in 2014. 200 trees with a total combined diameter equaled the 47 trees removed.


A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
Which of the following STARS subcategories does the innovation most closely relate to? (Select all that apply up to a maximum of 5):
Yes or No
Curriculum ---
Research Yes
Campus Engagement ---
Public Engagement ---
Air & Climate Yes
Buildings ---
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Energy ---
Grounds Yes
Purchasing ---
Transportation ---
Waste ---
Water Yes
Coordination, Planning & Governance ---
Diversity & Affordability ---
Health, Wellbeing & Work Yes
Investment ---

Other topic(s) that the innovation relates to that are not listed above:
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The website URL where information about the innovation is available :

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