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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Keith Muhlestein
Submission Date Jan. 26, 2012
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University of Texas at San Antonio
Tier2-5: Weather-Informed Irrigation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Christopher Miller
Assistant Director of Operations and Maintenance
Facilties Operations and Maintenance
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Does the institution use weather data or weather sensors to automatically adjust irrigation practices?:
Yes

A brief description of how weather data or sensors are used:

We have Rain/Freeze Sensors used to shut of Irrigation systems when it rains or freezes. We also use the Solar Sinc Sensor in which it gathers on-site solar and temperature data and uses it to calculate ET then determines watering requirements. We practice limiting irrigation throughout the year and most of our plant material is native and established so it does not require too much water. We follow any recommendations from SAWS and TCEQ.


The website URL where information about the practice is available:
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