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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.

Silver

STARS v1.2

Clarkson University

Potsdam, NY, US


Rating Score Liaison Submission Date President's Letter
Silver 55.06 Susan Powers Nov. 30, 2012 Download

Characteristics

Full-time Equivalent Enrollment 3,568
Number of Undergraduate Students 3,057
Number of Graduate Students 551
Full-time Equivalent Employees 699
Institution type Master
Institutional control Private non-profit
Endowment size 160,000,000
Percentage of students that are Residential 66.0
Percentage of students that are Full-time commuter 32.0
Percentage of students that are Part-time commuter 2.0
Percentage of students that are On-line only 0.0
Gross square feet of building space 1,535,823.0
Gross square feet of laboratory space 105,700.0
Acres of cultivated grounds 200.0
Acres of undeveloped land 440.0
Climate region Cold

Campus Features

Feature Is Present? Is Included in Report
Agricultural School No No
Medical School No No
Pharmacy School No No
Public Health No No
Veterinary School No No
Satellite No No
Hospital No No
Farm No No
Agricultural experiment station No No

Additional Details

Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university with rigorous programs in engineering, arts, sciences, business and health sciences.Clarkson's
3,500 students learn and live in a close-­knit residential environment augmented by award-­winning career service and
experiential learning initiatives. As one of the smallest ranked research institutions, Clarkson makes its size its advantage by readily affording students and faculty the flexibility to
span the boundaries of traditional academic areas. As a result, Clarkson is at the forefront of exploring the
creation of wealth and bridging the processes of discovery, engineering innovation and enterprise.

Founded in 1896, Clarkson's 640-­‐acre wooded campus is
located in the foothills of the
Adirondack Mountains. Potsdam is the quintessential "college town" with four higher education institutions within a 10-­‐mile radius offering exceptional cultural and recreational venues.

Credit Status Points
Student Sustainability Educators Program Not Pursuing 0.00 / 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 Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Sustainable Enterprise Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Sustainability Events Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Outdoors Program Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Themed Semester or Year Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Building Operations and Maintenance Not Pursuing 0.00 / 7.00
Building Design and Construction Complete 1.81 / 4.00
Indoor Air Quality Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Credit Status Points
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Complete 2.93 / 14.00
Air Travel Emissions Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Local Offsets Program Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Food and Beverage Purchasing Complete 2.40 / 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 Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Pre-Consumer Food Waste Composting Complete 0.25 / 0.25
PostConsumer Food Waste Composting Complete 0.00 / 0.25
Food Donation Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Recycled Content Napkins Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Reusable Container Discounts Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Reusable To-Go Containers Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Building Energy Consumption Complete 1.39 / 8.00
Clean and Renewable Energy Complete 0.10 / 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 0.25 / 0.25
Tree Campus USA Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Snow and Ice Removal Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Landscape Waste Composting Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Computer Purchasing Complete 0.50 / 2.00
Cleaning Products Purchasing Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Office Paper Purchasing Not Pursuing 0.00 / 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 0.16 / 2.00
Student Commute Modal Split Complete 2.60 / 4.00
Employee Commute Modal Split Complete 0.67 / 3.00
Bicycle Sharing Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Facilities for Bicyclists Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Mass Transit Programs Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Condensed Work Week Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Telecommuting Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Carpool/Vanpool Matching Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Cash-out of Parking Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Carpool Discount Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Local Housing Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Prohibiting Idling Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Car Sharing Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Waste Reduction Complete 0.00 / 5.00
Waste Diversion Complete 0.74 / 3.00
Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion Complete 0.33 / 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 4.22 / 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 6.00 / 6.00
Physical Campus Plan Complete 4.00 / 4.00
Sustainability Plan Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Climate Action Plan Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Credit Status Points
Sustainable Compensation Complete 6.69 / 8.00
Employee Satisfaction Evaluation Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Staff Professional Development in Sustainability Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Sustainability in New Employee Orientation Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Employee Sustainability Educators Program Not Pursuing 0.00 / 5.00
Childcare Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Employee Wellness Program Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Socially Responsible Retirement Plan Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Committee on Investor Responsibility Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Shareholder Advocacy Not Pursuing 0.00 / 5.00
Positive Sustainability Investments Not Pursuing 0.00 / 9.00
Student-Managed Sustainable Investment Fund Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Sustainable Investment Policy Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Investment Disclosure Not Pursuing 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 2.67 / 7.00
Community Service Participation Complete 2.99 / 6.00
Community Service Hours Complete 0.70 / 6.00
Sustainability Policy Advocacy Complete 4.00 / 4.00
Trademark Licensing Not Pursuing 0.00 / 4.00
Graduation Pledge Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Community Service on Transcripts Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Farmers' Market Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Innovation 1 Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Innovation 2 Not Started 0.00 / 1.00
Innovation 3 Not Started 0.00 / 1.00
Innovation 4 Not Started 0.00 / 1.00

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