Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.69
Liaison Tess Esposito
Submission Date Feb. 9, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Dayton
IN-20: Grounds Certification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution own and/or manage land that is currently certified under the following programs? (at least one positive response required):
Yes or No
ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation ---
Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program (ACSP) ---
Bee Campus USA ---
Demeter Biodynamic ---
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Forest Management standard ---
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Green List Standard ---
National Wildlife Federation’s Certified Wildlife Habitat Program ---
An Organic standard or Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) endorsed by IFOAM ---
Salmon-Safe ---
Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) ---
Tree Campus USA (Arbor Day Foundation) ---
An equivalent program approved by AASHE Yes

A brief description of the institution’s third party certified land holdings:

Ohio Pollinator Habitat Initiative
To qualify for solar site certification, sites are evaluated for the percent of the site that is planted with native or beneficial introduced flowering plants, the flower diversity in the site perimeter, number of seasons with at least 3 blooming species, availability of additional habitat components within ¼ mile of the site (such as trees and shrubs, forest edge habitat, cavity nesting sites, and clean perennial water sources), planned vegetative buffers adjacent to the solar site, planned management practices to maintain biodiversity benefits, and an evaluation of insecticide risk from off-site sources. Points are assigned for each criterion met. Sites exceeding 85 points are recognized as high quality pollinator habitat. Sites with 74-84 points are recognized as meeting OPHI standards.

The University of Dayton (UD) Solar Prairie earned 135 points, exceeding the 85-point standard and achieving high quality pollinator habitat ranking. At least once each year, OPHI staff or partner biologists visit the site to provide management guidance and re-certify that the site is meeting the standards for promoting biodiversity and that is it continuing to provide pollinator habitat.

In addition, we have submitted an application for Bee Campus designation, and are awaiting approval.

Documentation affirming the certification(s):
Website URL where information affirming the certification(s) is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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