Cabinet Retreat 2013

STARS Gold

Sustainability Rating

 

STARS Goal

Points

Status

Activity/Plan/Implementation 2012

Update 2013

Student Affairs – Anne Lombard

 

ER-1:  Student  Sustainability Educators Program

5 pts.

On Track

Working with Centennial Hall Staff and Sustainability Coordinator to develop pilot program in CH during the 2012-13 AY. Full student implementation to follow during the 2013-14 AY.

Initiated program in 2013, and it will continue.

ER-2:  Student Sustainability Outreach Campaign

5 pts.

On Track

Will work with Centennial Hall and Sustainability Coordinator to implement campaign within CH beginning with the 2012-13 AY. Will consider participation in Recyclemania or similar program.

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PAE Credit 7:          Measuring Campus Diversity Culture

2 pts.

On Track

Will meet with the Assistant Provost for Assessment to explore the feasibility and timing of a survey designed to assess the diversity and equity culture on campus.

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Academic Affairs – Bruce Bongarten

 

ER Credit 5:  Sustainability Course Identification

1 pt.

On Track

Working with Sustainability Coordinator to develop draft definitions to be reviewed and approved by COC

Sustainability Course Id completed.

ER Credit 6:  Sustainability-Focused Courses

3 pts.

On Track

Working with Sustainability Coordinator to develop draft designations based on definition. The designations will be reviewed by the faculty and COC.

Sustainability Course Id completed.

ER Credit 7:  Sustainability-Related Courses

3 pts.

On Track

 

ER Credit 8:  Sustainability Courses by Department

0 pts.

On Track

This will be automated once designations are complete.

Sustainability Courses by Dept. completed.

ER Credit 9:  Sustainability Learning Outcomes

10 pts.

3 pts. Completed,

7 pts. On Track

Working with Academic Council, Sustainability Coordinator, and Assistant Provost for Assessment to establish sustainability learning outcomes for missing academic programs.

Sustainability learning Outcomes for some departments

 

 

 

 

 

Research Programs – Neil Ringler

 

ER-15:  Sustainability Research Identification

3 pts.

1 pt. Completed, 2 pts. On Track

Definition of "Sustainability Research" has been adopted. There is a checkbox on research proposals for projects that are related to sustainability. Projects related to sustainability will be posted on the ORP website as of August 1, 2012. Links to departmental web pages are planned by September 1, 2012. 

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Administration – Joe Rufo

 

Physical Plant – TBD

 

OP Credit 1:  Building Operations and Maintenance

.63 pts.

.52 pts. on Track

Developing policies or guidelines for sustainable building operations and maintenance. Starting with Baker Lab. Draft Plan to be completed by 12/12/2012.

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OP Credit 2:  Buildings Design and Construction

3-3.5 pts.

3.27 pts. on Track

Gateway and Centennial Hall's LEED credentials earn us these points. In addition, all new buildings will be designed to meet LEED silver minimum and all renovations shall use renewable products, sustainable materials and strive to reduce energy consumption.

Gateway not complete or LEED Certified yet.

OP Credit 3:  Indoor Air Quality

2 pts.

On Track

Developing and adapting an indoor air quality management plan, policy or practice that includes regular auditing or monitoring, random occupant surveys and a mechanism for occupants to register complaints for all buildings. Draft Plan to be completed by 12/12/2012.

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OP Credit 22:  Water Consumption

1.5 pts.

On Track

Developing tracking sheets for water consumption and process for review of usage and methods for assessing opportunities for reduction. Draft data to be completed by 12/12/2012.

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Business Affairs – Dave Dzwonkowski (Lisa Campagna)

 

OP Credit 11:  Cleaning Products Purchasing

2 pts.

On Track

2012-2013: (1) Working with Physical Plant to discuss how policy has been managed to date and to: assess staff awareness of policy (training if necessary); review tracking capabilities; and determine roles and responsibilities between Physical Plant and Business Office. (2) Develop and implement specific action plans. (3) Business Office will perform periodic audits/reviews to ensure compliance and to measure performance against established targets.

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Renewable Energy Systems – Mike Kelleher

 

OP Credit 5:  Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction

7 pts.

4.5 pts. On Track
4.5 pts. Likely Unreachable

Preliminary 4.5 points include Gateway, but these are projects in the works that haven't yet been estimated.

Gateway not complete, won’t achieve points

PAE Credit 3:  Physical Campus Plan

4 pts.

On Track

Master Plan prepared by SUCF doesn't meet requirement but will prepare an addendum to achieve goal

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OP Credit 7:  Building Energy Consumption

3 pts.

On Track

 

Gateway not complete, won’t achieve points

OP Credit 8:  Clean and Renewable Energy

3 pts.

On Track

 

Gateway not complete, won’t achieve points

Tier2-2:  Organic Garden

.25 pts.

Completed

At the Lafayette Road Field Station

achieved

 

 

 

 

 

Human Resources – Marcia Barber

 

PAE Credit 12:  Employee Satisfaction Evaluation

2 pts.

Completed

Survey to be conducted every five years (last conducted in 2010)

achieved

PAE Credit 13:  Staff Professional Development in Sustainability

2 pts.

Completed

4 sustainability sessions in 2011-2012; at least 3 sustainability sessions will be offered in 2012-2013

achieved

 

 

 

 

 

Development Office – Brenda Greenfield

 

PAE Credit 17:  Shareholder Advocacy

5 pts.

5 pts.

Planning to consult with Vanguard on the filing of resolutions to encourage investment in companies with sustainable practices

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PAE Credit 18:  Positive Sustainability Investments

2.7 pts.

Not pursuing

Not feasible to increase FTSE Social Index from 1% to 10%