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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.

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Liaison Sandy Beauregard
Submission Date Dec. 12, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Colby College
IN-2: Innovation 2

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Kevin Bright
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Title or keywords related to the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Green Building Standards

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

The College formally integrated a comprehensive set of Green Building Standards for all future construction and commercial interior projects. These Standards set goals for efficiency, as well as outline various requirements for energy modeling, life cycle costing, and LEED certification. As part of the design process, Colby College seeks to ensure that the design of projects is aligned with our sustainability goals. Additionally, during January Colby’s Sustainability Office offered a LEED for Green Associate course for interested students, faculty, and staff. The course covered introductory information about the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), explored the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating systems, and investigated the benefits of green building using Colby projects as examples.


A brief description of any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation (if not reported above):

The College has already implemented the Green Building Standards in our current new construction and commercial interior projects. Additionally, two of the students who took the course and already passed the exam are working on green building projects for the College.


A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
Which of the following STARS subcategories does the innovation most closely relate to? (Select all that apply up to a maximum of five):
Yes or No
Curriculum Yes
Research No
Campus Engagement No
Public Engagement No
Air & Climate No
Buildings Yes
Dining Services No
Energy No
Grounds No
Purchasing No
Transportation No
Waste No
Water No
Coordination, Planning & Governance No
Diversity & Affordability No
Health, Wellbeing & Work No
Investment No

Other topic(s) that the innovation relates to that are not listed above:
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The website URL where information about the innovation is available:

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