Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.49
Liaison Jun-Ming Chen
Submission Date Oct. 29, 2021

STARS v2.2

National Tsing Hua University
OP-9: Landscape Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Fu-Ren Lin
Professor
Institute of Service Science, National Tsing Hua University
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Total campus area:
296.80 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 Acres
Area managed in accordance with an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program that uses selected chemicals only when needed 296.80 Acres
Area managed using conventional, chemical-based landscape management practices 0 Acres
Total area of managed grounds 296.80 Acres

A brief description of any land excluded from the area of managed grounds:
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Percentage of grounds managed organically:
0

A brief description of the organic landscape management program:

In order to prevent nearby animals from being killed by eating chemical fertilizers, chemical fertilizers are forbidden. Use non-chemical agents for prevention and management. If needed to use agents, choose agents that minimize the impact on the human body and the environment.


Percentage of grounds managed in accordance with an IPM program:
100

A copy of the IPM plan or program:
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A brief description of the IPM program:

1. Adopt integrated prevention and control assessment, choose more effective, more environmentally friendly, and more ecological diversified methods for campus pest management.
2. Use non-chemical methods, including cleaning up the environment and eliminating water containers, so that the environment is not conducive to the growth and reproduction of harmful organisms.
3. When using chemical control, assess human activities and environmental conditions, and choose low-risk chemical control (such as the timing of application, avoiding human hazards).


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

1. Maintaining the health of trees on campus can reduce the use of pesticides and also resist the influence of pathogens.
2. Use non-chemical agents for prevention and management. If needed to use agents, choose agents that minimize the impact on the human body and the environment.
3. Maintain ecological balance with proper medication that protects the environment and human health.


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

In subtropical weather, most of the time, the rain can supply enough water to maintain the health of the lawn and trees on campus. If needed for watering grass and trees, water from lakes on campus is mostly used.


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

1. The current use of campus landscape materials is very small since there are mostly large trees on campus.
2. After the trees are trimmed, they are grind to make mulch around the trunk, which can reduce the growth of weeds.
3. Tree leaves are collected for composting as fertilizer.

The fallen branches and leaves should be sent to the incinerator for disposal.


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

In the subtropical weather, windows are designed to facilitate the circulation of air between indoors and outdoors, such that air conditioning is minimized to reduce the energy consumption. Trees with shade and lawn surround buildings create the wind movement that further reduces the temperature in summer time. Some buildings in the south campus are configured to surround a big lawn that leaves an open space in the center to make a natural wind path. It can increase the indoor ventilation of the surrounding buildings, and because there is no sun shading between the buildings, it can effectively reduce the demand for indoor lighting. In Nanda campus, the source of the ecological pool water is from swimming pool.


A brief description of other sustainable landscape management practices employed by the institution:

The university set up a landscape management committee which supervises the campus development and maintenance. Each construction project and landscape change movement should be approved by the committee in order to coordinate all departments and colleges in achieving sustainable landscape management.
During the development of the campus, the trees in the development zone are surveyed, and the trees with more protection value are listed for management. Trees are going to be preserved or transplanted in the subsequent development. In addition, the campus planning team monitors and manages the green coverage rate of the entire campus, and the subsequent building renewal planning and design are based on the principle of not reducing the green coverage rate of the corresponding districts.


Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable landscape management program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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