Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.92
Liaison Julien-Pierre Lacombe
Submission Date Nov. 14, 2018
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Ecole de Technologie Superieure
OP-9: Landscape Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.09 / 2.00 Noé Peres
Mr
real estate asset management department
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Total campus area (i.e. the total amount of land within the institutional boundary):
14.21 Acres

Figures required to calculate the total area of managed grounds:
Area (double-counting is not allowed)
Area managed in accordance with an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program that uses a four-tiered approach 0 Acres
Area managed in accordance with an organic land care standard or sustainable landscape management program that has eliminated the use of inorganic fertilizers and chemical pesticides, fungicides and herbicides in favor of ecologically preferable materials 0.17 Acres
Area managed using conventional landscape management practices (which may include some IPM principles or techniques) 3.38 Acres
Total area of managed grounds 3.55 Acres

A brief description of any land excluded from the area of managed grounds (e.g. the footprint of buildings and impervious surfaces, experimental agricultural land, areas that are not regularly managed or maintained):

The floor area of the buildings represents 8.71 acres, so it is excluded from land management, and some parking lots and other areas are not managed as land. A total of 10.61 acres are therefore excluded from land management.


Percentage of grounds managed in accordance with an IPM program:
0

A copy of the IPM plan or program:
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A brief description of the IPM program:
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Percentage of grounds managed in accordance with an organic program:
4.70

A brief description of the organic land standard or landscape management program that has eliminated the use of inorganic fertilizers and chemical pesticides, fungicides and herbicides in favor of ecologically preferable materials:

Since 2018, the management of the green roof has been carried out with a more environmentally friendly approach. In fact no pesticides or inorganic fertilizers are used and we have chosen not to install an irrigation system. The plants chosen are native and do not require any watering. If for any particular reason we would decide to water them, a water outlet is available on the roof. These native plants are adapted to the difficult conditions of the roof.


A brief description of the institution's approach to plant stewardship:

We are trying to use plants already on our lands, but most of our green spaces have been created recently so we had to bring new species. Nevertheless we planted native species. We don't have any procedure for invasive species, so we do a manual weed control.


A brief description of the institution's approach to hydrology and water use:

In order to reduce water consumption related to watering, it's done during the night to avoid evaporation. Efforts are being made to choose species that don't need watering such as the native species mentionned above.


A brief description of the institution's approach to materials management and waste minimization (e.g. composting and/or mulching on-site waste):

All the pre-consumption residual material from the cafeteria are composted using a rotary onsite industrial composter for a total of about 18 tonnes of compost per year. Compost is not totally mature and this is why it's not currently used in our green spaces. Therefore, ÉTS made an agreement with Université du Québec à Montréal to give them our compost production so they can mature it on their site and then use it on their land.


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

The installation of the green roof on Pavilion E, as well as large green spaces in the residences reduce heat islands. The paving of the interior courtyard of students residence phase IV has high solar reflectance index which reduces heat islands.


A brief description of other sustainable landscape management practices employed by the institution (e.g. use of environmentally preferable landscaping materials, initiatives to reduce the impacts of ice and snow removal, wildfire prevention):
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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