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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.

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Liaison Beverley Ayeni
Submission Date Aug. 22, 2011
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Western University
OP-T2-47: Xeriscaping

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Brandon Watson
Communications and Training Officer
Physical Plant and Capital Planning Services
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Does the institution use xeriscape landscaping techniques, including the selection of drought tolerant plants?:
Yes

A brief description of the program or practice:

Western plants tolerant perennials (e.g., at the Clinical Skills Building) so no irrigation is necessary. The only places that are watered on campus are the new trees and the garden displays. As well, Western mulches all perennial flower beds in a 3 year cycle.

Furthermore, the CMLP Building has a green roof covered with flats of drought-resistant sedum, a hardy garden plant, making it a very low-maintenance roof.


The website URL where information about the program or practice is available:
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