Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.58
Liaison Jim Walker
Submission Date March 2, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Texas at Austin
IN-20: Grounds Certification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Jim Walker
Director of Sustainability, Financial, and Administrative Services
University Operations
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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 No
Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program (ACSP) No
Bee Campus USA No
Demeter Biodynamic No
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Forest Management standard No
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Green List Standard No
National Wildlife Federation’s Certified Wildlife Habitat Program Yes
An Organic standard or Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) endorsed by IFOAM No
Salmon-Safe No
Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) Yes
Tree Campus USA (Arbor Day Foundation) Yes
An equivalent program approved by AASHE No

A brief description of the institution’s third party certified land holdings:
NWF Certified Wildlife Habitat Program
As visitors enter the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, they encounter arching aqueducts, established oak trees, fluttering pollinators and birds of many different feathers. The Wildflower Center is a National Wildlife Federation Certified Wildlife Habitat.


Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES)
In November 2017, the 14-acre Dell Medical District at The University of Texas at Austin (UT-Austin) became the first project to hold SITES, LEED, and PEER certifications, making it one of the most holistically sustainable and resilient facilities in the world.

Tree Campus USA (Arbor Day Foundation)
For the ninth consecutive year, The University of Texas at Austin has been honored as an Arbor Day Foundation Tree Campus USA. We provide landscape and outdoor services that promote the sustainability of our campuses. Information about UT's Tree Campus initiatives can be found on the Facilities Services website. Information sections include: desirable tree species, memorial tree program, notable trees on campus, root management, Texas Arbor Day, the Battle Oaks, tree conservation, tree inventory and assessment, and tree maintenamce


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