Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Ryan McEnany
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Pace University
OP-9: Landscape Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Ryan McEnany
Director Energy & Resiliency
Facilities & Capital Projects
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Total campus area:
234.50 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 234.50 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 0 Acres
Total area of managed grounds 234.50 Acres

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

Percentage of grounds managed organically:

A brief description of the organic landscape management program:

Pace does not fertilize its lawns – grass clippings are left in place as fertilizer. Autumn leaves are composted on site. New plantings are fertilized with non-phosphorous based products.

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:

We strive to use tree species that are native to the Northeast United States for any new or replacement trees. We have also chosen species of plants that will increase the livelihood of pollinators on campus.

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

The new baseball and football fields were specifically chosen to be artificial turf to avoid the use of fertilizers and water to manage the fields.

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

Composting - Leaf mold and grass clippings from campus are transported to the recycling area where it is composted and used on campus. All other grass clippings are spread on site.

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

The showcase of our new landscaped quad area on our Pleasantville Campus is a Solar Tree which is a piece of functional art that also charges cell phones and laptops, provides shade and a sitting area for our community.

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

We have applied to become a Bee Campus USA member and focus on plantings that will increase pollinators including bees on our campus.

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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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