Drip Irrigation and Integrated Pest Management
The greenery around Huntsman Hall consists of the green roof on Koo Plaza, large planters on the west, north and south sides of the building and various small plantings consisting mostly of vines. Wharton uses primarily drip irrigation in all beds to minimize water usage. Wharton also uses Integrated Pest Management (IPM), which is an environmentally sensitive approach to pest management. IPM uses information on the life cycles of pests and their interaction with the environment to control infestations. Wharton's vendor uses pesticides only when there is an infestation of insects that would pose a threat to the structure of the building or the people that inhabit the building.
JMHH Indoor Plumbing Fixtures and Fittings 20% More Efficient Than Required
Huntsman Hall utilizes aerators on all lavatory faucets that reduce water flow to 0.5 gallons per minute, automatic flush valves on all water closets and urinals and automatic sensors on all lavatory faucets. In combination, these tools improve water consumption by 20% over the 2006 Uniform Plumbing Code requirements. New renovations at Steinberg-Dietrich Hall incorporate these improvements as well. We are working to identify additional opportunities for further water conservation.