Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.78
Liaison Dennis Cochrane
Submission Date Feb. 18, 2021

STARS v2.2

Virginia Tech
IN-20: Grounds Certification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Dennis Cochrane
Director, Office of Sustainability
Division of Campus Planning, Infrastructure and Facilities


Institution owns and/or manages land that is currently certified under one or more of the following programs:

  • ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation

  • Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program (ACSP)

  • Bee Campus USA

  • Demeter Biodynamic

  • Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Forest Management standard

  • International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Green List Standard

  • National Wildlife Federation’s Certified Wildlife Habitat Program

  • An Organic standard or Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) endorsed by IFOAM

  • Salmon-Safe

  • Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES)

  • Tree Campus USA (Arbor Day Foundation)

  • An equivalent third party certification program for the protection and promotion of biodiversity approved by AASHE.



This credit is optional and may be earned by any institution.


An institution earns 0.5 bonus points for this credit when it owns or manages land that is third party certified. Partial points are not available.


Report on current certification status at the time of submission.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.