Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 50.11
Liaison Justin Mog
Submission Date Jan. 21, 2011
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University of Louisville
Tier2-5: Weather-Informed Irrigation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Aaron Boggs
Asst Dir Phys Plant Maint
Physical Plant
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Does the institution use weather data or weather sensors to automatically adjust irrigation practices?:

A brief description of how weather data or sensors are used:
Central Irrigation Control is being considered for Belknap Campus. This control system will irrigate based on real time soil moisture data as well as evapotranspiration data. Currently we monitor the environmental conditions and manually adjust our 18 (Belknap Campus only) automatic irrigation controllers based on weather data. Central Irrigation Control can save up to 30% of water for irrigation purposes. Proper watering, based on real-time data, is healthier for plants and can help them fight off disease and insects naturally. A "Rainbird SMT" smart controller was installed in 2009 at Thrust Theatre. A pilot study is underway to determine feasability for Evapotranspiration Based irrigation control. Some new buildings have been designed to capture storm water and condensate for use when irrigating lawns and landscaping.

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