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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.


STARS v2.0

Central Carolina Community College

Sanford, NC, US

Rating Score Liaison Submission Date Executive Letter
Silver 54.08 Andrew McMahan June 24, 2015 Download
Central Carolina Community College offers more than 45 curriculum programs at its three campus locations and multiple instructional locations throughout Chatham, Harnett, and Lee counties. Some programs are offered entirely, or in part, via online ... read more
Credit Status Points
Academic Courses Complete 10.96 / 14.00
Learning Outcomes Complete 3.23 / 8.00
Undergraduate Program Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Graduate Program Not Applicable 0.00 /
Immersive Experience Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Sustainability Literacy Assessment Complete 0.00 / 4.00
Incentives for Developing Courses Complete 0.00 / 2.00
Campus as a Living Laboratory Complete 4.00 / 4.00
Credit Status Points
Academic Research Not Applicable 0.00 /
Support for Research Not Applicable 0.00 /
Access to Research Not Applicable 0.00 /
Central Carolina Community College is a non residential college. Our campus does have numerous clubs and on campus activities that support the college's sustainability goals. Our staff and faculty are increasingly engaged in sustainability ... read more
Credit Status Points
Student Educators Program Complete 0.00 / 4.00
Student Orientation Complete 0.54 / 2.00
Student Life Complete 1.75 / 2.00
Outreach Materials and Publications Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Outreach Campaign Complete 4.00 / 4.00
Employee Educators Program Complete 0.14 / 3.00
Employee Orientation Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Staff Professional Development Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Central Carolina Community College is a college that truly embraces our role as community partner. Each of our three campuses in Harnett, Lee and Chatham Counties engage in public and private partnerships to extend learning ... read more
Credit Status Points
Community Partnerships Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Inter-Campus Collaboration Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Continuing Education Complete 2.76 / 5.00
Community Service Complete 1.32 / 5.00
Community Stakeholder Engagement Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Participation in Public Policy Complete 0.00 / 2.00
Trademark Licensing Not Applicable 0.00 /
Hospital Network Not Applicable 0.00 /
Central Carolina Community College was an early signatory to the American College and University President's Climate Commitment. As a rural commuter college, the college is hard pressed to reduce our student commuting miles and ... read more
Credit Status Points
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Complete 3.44 / 10.00
Outdoor Air Quality Complete 0.00 / 1.00
Central Carolina Community College has embraced energy efficiency and sustainable building construction practices. We are seeing a significant savings in both energy and water use, and an increasing awareness among faculty and staff regarding conservation. read more
Credit Status Points
Building Operations and Maintenance Not Pursuing 0.00 / 4.00
Building Design and Construction Complete 2.10 / 3.00
Indoor Air Quality Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Central Carolina Community College is home to one of the first Sustainable Agriculture AAS degree programs in the nation. The college recently added a Natural Chef AAS degree to complement our agriculture program, adding a ... read more
Credit Status Points
Food and Beverage Purchasing Complete 2.53 / 4.00
Low Impact Dining Complete 1.67 / 3.00
Central Carolina Community College has a significant power purchase agreement resulting in a 99kW photovoltaic system installed at our Chatham Campus. While the college does not currently own this system, the college will assume ownership ... read more
Credit Status Points
Building Energy Consumption Complete 2.68 / 6.00
Clean and Renewable Energy Complete 0.01 / 4.00
Central Carolina Community College is blessed with acres of open space surrounding our campuses in rural North Carolina. Students, faculty and staff have space to relax, recreate and rejuvenate on each campus. Unique elements of ... read more
Credit Status Points
Landscape Management Complete 0.33 / 2.00
Biodiversity Complete 1.00 / 1.00

Central Carolina Community College falls under the regulatory system of the State of North Carolina. The state has many purchasing requirements leading to the sustainability and efficiency purchases made by the college.

Credit Status Points
Electronics Purchasing Complete 0.91 / 1.00
Cleaning Products Purchasing Complete 0.00 / 1.00
Office Paper Purchasing Complete 0.48 / 1.00
Inclusive and Local Purchasing Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Life Cycle Cost Analysis Complete 0.50 / 1.00
Guidelines for Business Partners Complete 0.25 / 1.00
Central Carolina Community College is based in a very rural area of North Carolina with little access to public transportation. The college has over forty buildings located throughout the region,not only on the main ... read more
Credit Status Points
Campus Fleet Complete 0.13 / 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 1.50 / 2.00
As a rural college, CCCC is seeking to reduce waste within a region where recycling and sustainable waste management may not accessible for all college buildings. The Sustainability committee has recognized waste management as an ... read more
Credit Status Points
Waste Minimization Complete 1.69 / 5.00
Waste Diversion Complete 0.51 / 3.00
Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion Complete 0.83 / 1.00
Hazardous Waste Management Complete 0.75 / 1.00

As a non residential college our water use is lower than many educational institutions. We use state mandated water conservation products when replacing water appliances. Our irrigation practices are minimal.

Credit Status Points
Water Use Complete 0.39 / 3.00
Rainwater Management Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Wastewater Management Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00
Central Carolina Community College employs a part time sustainability coordinator to manage sustainability programming and policies. This is a very unique position among North Carolina Community Colleges, and represents the college's commitment to sustainability ... read more
Credit Status Points
Sustainability Coordination Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Sustainability Planning Complete 1.83 / 4.00
Governance Complete 2.50 / 3.00
Central Carolina Community College, and the North Carolina Community College System represents a true value in secondary education for students. The student body is comprised of a broad age group, from teens to senior citizens ... read more
Credit Status Points
Diversity and Equity Coordination Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Assessing Diversity and Equity Complete 0.75 / 1.00
Support for Underrepresented Groups Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Support for Future Faculty Diversity Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Affordability and Access Complete 2.30 / 4.00
Central Carolina Community College supports staff and faculty by providing excellent benefits for full time workers. Additionally, the college consistently works to assess workplace satisfaction, using this information as a planning tool to meet staff ... read more
Credit Status Points
Employee Compensation Complete 1.49 / 3.00
Assessing Employee Satisfaction Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Wellness Program Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Workplace Health and Safety Complete 1.87 / 2.00

The sustainability committee recognizes the need to work with our investment structure to assess ways to explore sustainable investment options.

Credit Status Points
Committee on Investor Responsibility Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Sustainable Investment Not Pursuing 0.00 / 4.00
Investment Disclosure Complete 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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