Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.40
Liaison Madeline Schuh
Submission Date Feb. 21, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Pennsylvania
IN-11: Grounds Certification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Madeline Schuh
Sustainability Analyst
Facilities and Real Estate Services
"---" 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
Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program (ACSP) or ACSP for Golf No
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Forest Management standard No
National Wildlife Federation’s Certified Wildlife Habitat Program No
An IFOAM-endorsed organic standard or Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) No
Salmon-Safe No
Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) Yes
Tree Campus USA (Arbor Day Foundation) Yes
Bee Campus USA No
An equivalent program approved by AASHE Yes

A brief description of institution owned and/or managed land that is currently third party certified under one or more of the programs listed above, including the year each certification was achieved and/or renewed:

Penn has achieved Tree Campus USA status in 2017 for the eighth year running and maintains Shoemaker Green in accordance with its SITES certification. Tree Campus USA status affirms Penn's commitment to campus tree management, fostering healthy urban forests, community outreach, and the engagement of students; Shoemaker Green is a public commons and improves water quality, reduces runoff, increases biodiversity, and improves the overall environment for the community.

In addition, the main academic campus of the University of Pennsylvania was designated as an arboretum under ArbNet certification. Please see Innovation D for a full account.


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