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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 Bronze
Overall Score 34.35
Liaison Rose Armour
Submission Date Sept. 16, 2018
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STARS v2.1

American University of Sharjah
IN-24: Innovation A

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Ryan Highland
Sustainability Engagement
AUS Sustainability
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
American University of Sharjah Tiny House Program

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

Faculty and students at American University of Sharjah (AUS) have unveiled a “Tiny House” on campus, showcasing the latest research in sustainable and environmentally friendly construction. A team of undergraduate students, professors and alumni from the university have worked together over the past 12 months to design and build the Tiny House, which will serve as a laboratory for AUS students and researchers, and as a platform for future innovation, sustainability and entrepreneurship.

The project is a first for AUS, but it follows a much wider global Tiny House campaign. The movement began in the United States in the 1990s in an attempt to combat the rising cost of housing and the adverse environmental impacts caused by over-sized housing.

The Tiny House will remain in the AUS outdoor lab, with students from across the university using it as a space to test new ideas and innovations, shaping what sustainably driven living of the future may look like.


Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Research
Campus Engagement
Buildings

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
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The website URL where information about the innovation is available :
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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