Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 56.45
Liaison Bambi Ingram
Submission Date Feb. 7, 2020
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Alabama at Birmingham
IN-26: Innovation C

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Abigail Franks
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Tree Evaluation, Preservation and Mitigation Procedure

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:
The UAB Facilities Division created a process to evaluate the trees and estimate their worth; if a tree or group of trees must be removed during construction, new trees equal to the value of those removed must be planted at the site or the equivalent dollar amount added to the University Tree Fund. As part of the procedure, all trees on campus have been assessed for value, based on age and location. The goals of the procedure are: - to maintain a net zero loss of trees on campus through preservation and mitigation practices due to construction, - to inform all parties involved in construction about the value of trees on campus, - to protect trees from the beginning of the construction process until the completion of the project, and - to establish procedures to ensure communication among all parties in setting forth expectations concerning tree protection. UAB’s commitment to the preservation of its campus greenspace and trees has earned three annual certifications of Tree Campus USA status from the Arbor Day Foundation. The UAB community can get involved with the preservation effort by donating to the University Tree Fund. Tree Evaluation, Preservation and Mitigation Procedure is not required for Tree Campus recognition, but is an additional process that UAB has adopted to more fully support our tree canopy as public health and environmental infrastructure.

Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Air & Climate
Wellbeing & Work

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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