Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.72
Liaison Robert St.Onge
Submission Date July 19, 2011
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Okanagan College
Tier2-4: Xeriscaping

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Graham Kershaw
Manager, Property Services
Campus Development & Facilities Management
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Does the institution use xeriscape landscaping techniques, including the selection of drought tolerant plants?:

A brief description of the program or practice:
All campuses are located within the Thompson Okanagan. This is an arid region of the South Central Interior of BC. With some areas rated as “Semi-Dessert” As trees, shrubs and perennials on existing landscaped areas are replaced/renewed water conservation is a top priority. These plantings are all replaced with drought tolerant indigenous varieties. All new buildings are a minimal “LEED” compliant and as such only xeriscape is considered. Of the 41.1 acres of grounds over 29 acres is currently xeriscaped.

The website URL where information about the program or practice is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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