Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.92
Liaison Sally DeLeon
Submission Date Feb. 12, 2014
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University of Maryland, College Park
OP-T2-47: Xeriscaping

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Sally DeLeon
Acting Manager
Environmental Safety, Sustainability and Risk
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Does the institution use xeriscape landscaping techniques, including the selection of drought tolerant plants?:
Yes

A brief description of the program or practice:

UMD uses xeriscaping to reduce water use. Plants with lower moisture requirements are preferred. Furthermore, the Cumberland Hall and Adele Stamp Student Union green roof systems exploit the ability of plants to absorb and transpire rainwater. Organic mulches are also preferred and help to preserve moisture in the soil. Soil moisture sensors, reduced flow irrigation heads, and drip irrigation have further enhanced our ability to efficiently use limited water resources in times of drought.


The website URL where information about the program or practice is available:

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