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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating Systemâ„¢ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

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STARS v1.0

Brandeis University

Waltham, MA, US


Rating Score Liaison Submission Date President's Letter
Bronze 42.29 Lea Lupkin March 28, 2011 Download

The entire Brandeis campus in Waltham, MA is included, as well as Brandeis House in NYC, NY.

Credit Status Points
Student Sustainability Educators Program Complete 3.41 / 5.00
Student Sustainability Outreach Campaign Complete 5.00 / 5.00
Sustainability in New Student Orientation Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Sustainability Outreach and Publications Complete 4.00 / 4.00
Student Group Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Organic Garden Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Model Room in a Residence Hall Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Themed Housing Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Sustainable Enterprise Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Sustainability Events Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Outdoors Program Complete 0.00 / 0.25
Themed Semester or Year Not Applicable 0.00 /
Credit Status Points
Building Operations and Maintenance Complete 0.00 / 7.00
Building Design and Construction Complete 1.50 / 4.00
Indoor Air Quality Complete 0.00 / 2.00
Credit Status Points
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Complete 2.80 / 14.00
Air Travel Emissions Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Local Offsets Program Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Food Purchasing Complete 0.00 / 6.00
Trayless Dining Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Vegan Dining Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Trans-Fats Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Guidelines for Franchisees Complete 0.00 / 0.25
Pre-Consumer Food Waste Composting Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Post-Consumer Food Waste Composting Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Food Donation Complete 0.00 / 0.25
Recycled Content Napkins Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Reusable Mug Discounts Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Reusable To-Go Containers Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Building Energy Consumption Complete 3.63 / 8.00
Clean and Renewable Energy Complete 0.00 / 7.00
Timers for Temperature Control Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Lighting Sensors Complete 0.25 / 0.25
LED Lighting Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Vending Machine Sensors Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Energy Management System Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Energy Metering Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Integrated Pest Management Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Native Plants Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Wildlife Habitat Complete 0.00 / 0.25
Tree Campus USA Complete 0.00 / 0.25
Snow and Ice Removal Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Compost Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Computer Purchasing Complete 0.50 / 2.00
Cleaning Products Purchasing Complete 0.50 / 2.00
Office Paper Purchasing Complete 0.06 / 2.00
Vendor Code of Conduct Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00
Historically Underutilized Businesses Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Local Businesses Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Campus Fleet Complete 0.00 / 2.00
Student Commute Modal Split Complete 3.58 / 4.00
Employee Commute Modal Split Complete 0.96 / 3.00
Bicycle Sharing Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Facilities for Bicyclists Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Bicycle Plan Complete 0.00 / 0.25
Mass Transit Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Condensed Work Week Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Telecommuting Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Carpool Matching Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Cash-out of Parking Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Carpool Discount Complete 0.00 / 0.25
Local Housing Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Prohibiting Idling Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Car Sharing Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Waste Reduction Complete 0.52 / 5.00
Waste Diversion Complete 1.33 / 3.00
Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion Complete 0.00 / 1.00
Electronic Waste Recycling Program Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Hazardous Waste Management Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Materials Exchange Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Limiting Printing Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Materials Online Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Chemical Reuse Inventory Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Move-In Waste Reduction Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Move-Out Waste Reduction Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Water Consumption Complete 1.83 / 7.00
Stormwater Management Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Waterless Urinals Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Building Water Metering Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Non-Potable Water Usage Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Xeriscaping Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Weather-Informed Irrigation Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Sustainability Coordination Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Strategic Plan Complete 0.00 / 6.00
Physical Campus Plan Not Pursuing 0.00 / 4.00
Sustainability Plan Not Pursuing 0.00 / 3.00
Climate Plan Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Credit Status Points
Sustainable Compensation Complete 8.00 / 8.00
Employee Satisfaction Evaluation Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Staff Professional Development in Sustainability Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Sustainability in New Employee Orientation Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Employee Sustainability Educators Program Complete 2.18 / 5.00
Childcare Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Employee Wellness Program Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Socially Responsible Retirement Plan Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Committee on Socially Responsible Investment Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Shareholder Advocacy Not Pursuing 0.00 / 5.00
Positive Sustainability Investments Complete 0.00 / 9.00
Student-Managed SRI Fund Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Socially Responsible Investment Policy Complete 0.00 / 0.25
Investment Disclosure Complete 0.00 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Community Sustainability Partnerships Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Inter-Campus Collaboration on Sustainability Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Sustainability in Continuing Education Complete 1.00 / 7.00
Community Service Participation Complete 2.14 / 6.00
Community Service Hours Complete 3.13 / 6.00
Sustainability Policy Advocacy Not Pursuing 0.00 / 4.00
Trademark Licensing Complete 4.00 / 4.00
Graduation Pledge Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Community Service on Transcripts Complete 0.00 / 0.25
Farmers' Market Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Innovation 1 Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Innovation 2 Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Innovation 3 Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00
Innovation 4 Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00

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