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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.

Gold

STARS v2.0

Ball State University

Muncie, IN, US


Rating Score Liaison Submission Date Executive Letter
Gold 66.69 Robert Koester Dec. 16, 2015 Download
Credit Status Points
Academic Courses Complete 9.96 / 14.00
Learning Outcomes Complete 8.00 / 8.00
Undergraduate Program Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Graduate Program Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Immersive Experience Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Sustainability Literacy Assessment Not Pursuing 0.00 / 4.00
Incentives for Developing Courses Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Campus as a Living Laboratory Complete 4.00 / 4.00
Credit Status Points
Academic Research Complete 11.17 / 12.00
Support for Research Complete 4.00 / 4.00
Access to Research Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Credit Status Points
Student Educators Program Complete 1.48 / 4.00
Student Orientation Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Student Life Complete 1.50 / 2.00
Outreach Materials and Publications Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Outreach Campaign Complete 4.00 / 4.00
Employee Educators Program Complete 0.00 / 3.00
Employee Orientation Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Staff Professional Development Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Credit Status Points
Community Partnerships Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Inter-Campus Collaboration Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Continuing Education Complete 1.97 / 5.00
Community Service Complete 1.56 / 5.00
Community Stakeholder Engagement Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Participation in Public Policy Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Trademark Licensing Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Hospital Network Not Applicable 0.00 /
Climate Action Task Force: 1. We have developed an implementation plan to support the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment which was signed by then President Gora in 2008. We are revising this plan ... read more
Credit Status Points
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Complete 3.98 / 10.00
Outdoor Air Quality Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Ball State Facilities and Services Sustainability Initiatives Completed inclusive and collaborative Campus Master Plan update in draft form for review - this is a new process for Ball State and includes specific focus on sustainability initiatives ... read more
Credit Status Points
Building Operations and Maintenance Complete 1.50 / 4.00
Building Design and Construction Complete 1.91 / 3.00
Indoor Air Quality Complete 1.00 / 1.00
2015-2016 Academic Year Current practices to recycle, reuse, reduce waste, & conserve energy Major initiatives with greatest impact Utilize Indiana-based company to purchase locally sourced produce. Goal is 20% of all produce purchased to be local ... read more
Credit Status Points
Food and Beverage Purchasing Complete 0.40 / 4.00
Low Impact Dining Complete 1.00 / 3.00
Ball State Facilities and Services Sustainability Initiatives Energy Efficiency: 1. High Efficiency lighting retrofits - testing some T-5 fluorescent lamps. New buildings have T-5 compact fluorescents and LED lighting installed. 2. Retrofitting LED lights in several ... read more
Credit Status Points
Building Energy Consumption Complete 2.53 / 6.00
Clean and Renewable Energy Complete 0.00 / 4.00
Ball State Facilities and Services Sustainability Initiatives Landscape: 1. Implemented reforestation master plan. Now have over 7,372 species trees on campus. Offsets heat island effect and sequesters CO2 2. Developed restored short grass prairies ... read more
Credit Status Points
Landscape Management Complete 1.50 / 2.00
Biodiversity Complete 0.00 / 1.00
Ball State Facilities and Services Sustainability Initiatives Going Paperless: 1. Two-sided printing 2. Document management 3. Accounting and Payroll shifting to ACH transfers (e.g. travel reimbursements), self-serve for pay stubs, direct deposit for students ... read more
Credit Status Points
Electronics Purchasing Complete 0.95 / 1.00
Cleaning Products Purchasing Complete 0.25 / 1.00
Office Paper Purchasing Complete 0.31 / 1.00
Inclusive and Local Purchasing Complete 0.45 / 1.00
Life Cycle Cost Analysis Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00
Guidelines for Business Partners Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00
Transportation: 1. Continuing to purchase hybrid electric rental cars and SUV’s – now have 20 in the fleet. 2. FlexFuel vehicles for about half the fleet are run on E-85 fuel locally. Installed an E-85 ... read more
Credit Status Points
Campus Fleet Complete 0.21 / 1.00
Student Commute Modal Split Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Employee Commute Modal Split Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Support for Sustainable Transportation Complete 1.63 / 2.00
Ball State Facilities and Services Sustainability Initiatives Recycling: 1. Recycling program with continuous improvement - expanding into dining, housing and events. 2. Switched to using blue bags in all recycling containers. throughout campus to be consistent ... read more
Credit Status Points
Waste Minimization Complete 0.85 / 5.00
Waste Diversion Complete 1.92 / 3.00
Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion Complete 0.53 / 1.00
Hazardous Waste Management Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Credit Status Points
Water Use Complete 0.00 / 2.00
Rainwater Management Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Wastewater Management Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00
Credit Status Points
Sustainability Coordination Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Sustainability Planning Complete 4.00 / 4.00
Governance Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Credit Status Points
Employee Compensation Complete 2.96 / 3.00
Assessing Employee Satisfaction Complete 0.72 / 1.00
Wellness Program Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Workplace Health and Safety Complete 0.36 / 2.00
Credit Status Points
Committee on Investor Responsibility Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Sustainable Investment Complete 1.78 / 4.00
Investment Disclosure Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00
Credit Status Points
Innovation 1 Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Innovation 2 Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Innovation 3 Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Innovation 4 Complete 1.00 / 1.00

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