Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 71.07
Liaison Julien-Pierre Lacombe
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

École de Technologie Supérieure
OP-9: Landscape Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.08 / 2.00 Noé Peres
real estate asset management department
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Total campus area:
18.13 Acres

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 0.17 Acres
Area managed in accordance with an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program that uses selected chemicals only when needed 0 Acres
Area managed using conventional, chemical-based landscape management practices 4.14 Acres
Total area of managed grounds 4.31 Acres

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

The floor area of buildings is excluded from land management, and some parking lots and other areas are not managed as land. A total of 13.8334 acres are therefore excluded from land management.

Percentage of grounds managed organically:

A brief description of the organic landscape management program:

Since 2018, the management of the green roof is carried out with a more symbiotic approach with the environment, indeed no pesticides or inorganic fertilizers are used and we made the choice not to install an irrigation system. New plants adapted to the difficult conditions of the roof have been planted.

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:

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

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

An automatic watering system is installed on a tiny portion of the grounds (about 500 m2), which operates in the early morning in dry weather. Apart from this small installation, the grounds are never irrigated except for the new plantations.

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

Very little waste is generated during landscape maintenance work. Green waste is left on the site (grass cutting) or composted (pruning). For domestic residual materials, numerous sorting stations are available (waste, PVM, paper/cardboard, MRO).

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:

In its outdoor landscaping choices, ÉTS selects native plants, shrubs and trees. Its species require little to no watering, attract a variety of birds, butterflies and other animals by providing diverse habitats and food sources, and promote the use of less fertilizer and pesticides. Notably, ÉTShas planted 64 new native trees on its campus in the fall of 2021.

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

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