Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.70
Liaison Aaron Durnbaugh
Submission Date Jan. 17, 2014
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Loyola University Chicago
OP-10: Landscape Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 2.00 Aaron Durnbaugh
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Figures required to calculate the total area of managed grounds::
Total campus area 93 Acres
Footprint of the institution's buildings 66.80 Acres
Area of undeveloped land, excluding any protected areas 0 Acres

Area of managed grounds that is::
Managed in accordance with an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan 0 Acres
Managed in accordance with a sustainable landscape management program that includes an IPM plan and otherwise meets the criteria outlined 0 Acres
+ Date Revised: Feb. 10, 2014
Managed organically, third party certified and/or protected 0 Acres

A copy of the IPM plan:

The IPM plan :


A brief summary of the institution’s approach to sustainable landscape management:


A brief description of how the institution protects and uses existing vegetation, uses native and ecologically appropriate plants, and controls and manages invasive species:

Loyola includes native landscaping on its grounds to honor the region's natural heritage and to provide habitat for native fauna. Installation of native vegetation helps reduce water use due to the vegetation's evolved ability to adapt to dry summer conditions.

A brief description of the institution’s landscape materials management and waste minimization policies and practices:

Plant material generated by Loyola grounds is brought to Loyola's gardens where it is composted onsite. The composting results in nutrients which are then applied to the garden beds. Loyola's Urban Agriculture Demonstration Gardens Project gives students the experience to learn about aerobic composting.

A brief description of the institution’s organic soils management practices:


A brief description of the institution’s use of environmentally preferable materials in landscaping and grounds management:

Loyola has instituted a variety of sustainable landscape practices and mandates our vendors follow it. These include native species and cultivars to support our location along the Lake Michigan migratory bird flyway, reduced chemical use to recognize student's exposure to chemicals and smart irrigation practices.

A brief description of how the institution restores and/or maintains the integrity of the natural hydrology of the campus:

Our award-winning stormwater plan returns water to the ground and Lake Michigan instead of the combined sewer system.

A brief description of how the institution reduces the environmental impacts of snow and ice removal (if applicable):

Loyola's Facilities Management oversees the maintenance of campus grounds including snow removal. Recognizing the importance of protecting the watershed and Lake Michigan, Facilities Management applies sugar beet-based anti-icing granules. The sugar beet-based application is applied to campus roads and sidewalks before and during snowy, icy weather to effectively melt snow and ice for safe conditions.

A brief description of any certified and/or protected areas:

Is the institution recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation's Tree Campus USA program (if applicable)?:

The website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable landscape management programs and practices is available:

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