Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.04
Liaison Prabhakar Shrestha
Submission Date Jan. 13, 2023

STARS v2.2

New Jersey Institute of Technology
OP-9: Landscape Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.70 / 2.00 Mikaila Ullal
Sustainability Specialist
Office of Sustainability
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Total campus area:
48 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 1 Acres
Area managed in accordance with an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program that uses selected chemicals only when needed 5 Acres
Area managed using conventional, chemical-based landscape management practices 4 Acres
Total area of managed grounds 10 Acres

A brief description of any land excluded from the area of managed grounds:
The area excluded from this data is the area of all academic and dorm building's footprints.

Percentage of grounds managed organically:
10

A brief description of the organic landscape management program:
Hand weeding is done to the Honor’s Native Garden, Laurel/Oak Editable Garden and The Roof Top Terrace Plantings – No Pesticides Used. Plant and shrub materials are inspected using growing degrees days and weather/temperatures to identify pests, only when found, are pesticides used to control.

Percentage of grounds managed in accordance with an IPM program:
50

A copy of the IPM plan or program:
A brief description of the IPM program:
The goal of IPM is to significantly reduce the use of pesticides in schools by implementing alternative, yet effective, pest management techniques. The way Dial A Bug approaches IPM is through Pest Identification, prevention action plans, monitoring, response actions, and recordkeeping. The way this is implemented is, during each visit, we have a technician on-site, they are given specific areas to inspect and monitor for pest activity. During the inspection, they will look not only for pest activity but also for any conducive conditions that may attract future pests. This way, we are able to eliminate the conditions without the use of chemicals before they attract any pests. Record keeping is crucial to IPM as we are able to track areas that have continued problems and identify any common conditions that may have contributed to the activity; we can then educate the technicians to be aware of certain conditions that will attract pest activity. Finally, record keeping is crucial should pesticides be used, we can accurately report what type of chemical, how much chemical, and where the chemical was used.

A brief description of the institution's approach to plant stewardship:
Hand weeding is done in multiple locations throughout the campus. NJIT only plants Native species to Newark and Essex County.

A brief description of the institution's approach to hydrology and water use:
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A brief description of the institution's approach to landscape materials management and waste minimization:
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A brief description of the institution's approach to energy-efficient landscape design:
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A brief description of other sustainable landscape management practices employed by the institution:
We use Recycled Grass Clippings to improve our soil quality.

Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable landscape management program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
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