|Submission Date||Jan. 31, 2011|
University of Illinois at Chicago
Associate Chancellor for Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
Does the institution use xeriscape landscaping techniques, including the selection of drought tolerant plants?:
A brief description of the program or practice:
In the past three or four years, UIC's practice has been to install low maintenance, native plants in new renovation/construction campus grounds. The construction of Lincoln Hall (UIC's first LEED Gold certified building), is just one of the latest "green" buildings that have low maintenance, native plant plot with proper drainage surrounding the building. These native plants require little maintenance and the ground provides better drainage.
The website URL where information about the program or practice is available:
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