|Submission Date||July 22, 2014|
OP-10: Landscape Management
Buildings & Grounds
Institution’s grounds include areas that are managed at one or more of the following levels:
1) Managed in accordance with an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan
2) Managed in accordance with a sustainable landscape management program
3) Organic, certified and/or protected
The level at which an area of grounds is managed may be determined as outlined in the table below:
|Management Level||Standards and/or Certifications Required|
|1) IPM Plan||IPM plan calls for:
|2) Sustainable Landscape Management Program||The program includes formally adopted guidelines, policies and/or practices that cover all of the following:
|3) Organic, Certified and/or Protected||
Protected areas and land that is:
Land that meets multiple criteria should not be double-counted. An area of grounds that does not meet the standards specified for a particular management level should be reported at the next appropriate level for which it does meet the standards. For example, a landscape management program that includes an IPM plan and meets some, but not all, of the other standards listed for a sustainable landscape management plan should be reported at level 1 (IPM Plan).
This credit applies to all institutions with managed grounds comprising one or more percent of the total area of the campus.
Institutions earn the maximum of 2 points available for this credit when 100 percent of campus grounds are managed organically, third party certified and/or formally protected. Incremental points are available based on the percentage of grounds managed in accordance with an IPM plan, managed in accordance with a sustainable landscape management program and/or organic/certified/protected.
Scoring for this credit is based on the total area of grounds (total campus area minus the footprint of the institution’s buildings and the area of any undeveloped land).
See scoring table and example in STARS Technical Manual.
Report on current program(s) and practices.
Sampling and Data Standards
An institution may exclude experimental agricultural land, provided it is excluded from both the total campus area and the area of grounds managed sustainably.