Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.20
Liaison Sarah Gilly
Submission Date March 2, 2020

STARS v2.2

Stevens Institute of Technology
OP-9: Landscape Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Frank LoCastro
Facilities & Campus Operations
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total campus area:
55 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 55 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 55 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:

If pests are identified and determined actionable, habitat modifications and sanitation efforts will be the first actions considered (Hand Pruning and/or removal). Application of Organic nontoxic oils and soaps will follow if needed as the second action considered. Action threshold will be considered before any other actions. Action threshold will reflect how many pests can be tolerated for a specific site. The presence of some pests does not in itself necessarily require action.

See attached document for additional detail and specific 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:

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

Test and repair irrigation systems at start of each season and by draining at end of season
Set and adjust irrigation schedules as needed to minimize evaporation and overwatering Set and adjust irrigation schedules for seasonal weather conditions and site characteristics.
Monitor and maintain systems for best performance and efficiency
Monitor irrigation regularly for broken heads, leaks, runoff, and uniform distribution, and repair irrigation problems promptly
Use smart controllers and rain shut‐off sensors.

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

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

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

All landscaping equipment (leaf blower, weed whacker, etc) has been switched from gasoline-powered to electric.

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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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