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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.

Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.06
Liaison Allie Schwartz
Submission Date April 14, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Columbia University
EN-10: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Allie Schwartz
Assistant Manager
Environmental Stewardship
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Does the institution collaborate with other colleges and universities to support and help build the campus sustainability community?:
Yes

A brief summary of papers, guides, presentations, and other resources the institution has developed to share their sustainability experience with other institutions:

Columbia University is active in best practices sharing. A Columbia working group developed guidelines for energy efficient “Laboratory Design: Laboratory Ventilation and Fume Hood Exhaust Systems” that was presented and shared with peers at a Campus Consortium for Environmental Excellence conference. Presentations on Columbia’s donations to Institutional Recycling Network have been made at the annual Greenbuild Conference, the Manhattanville clean construction and LEED New Development certification have been made at Ivy Plus meetings, AASHE, NECSC, and Urban Green Council meetings, Columbia ‘s recycling practices have been presented at NYSAR3 state conferences and regional BRANY meetings.


The names of local, state/provincial, regional, national, or international campus sustainability organizations or consortia in which the institution participates and/or is a member:

Ivy Plus Sustainability Group
NECSC-Northeastern College Sustainability Consortium
AASHE-Association for the Advancement of Higher Education
NYCER-New York Campus Environmental Resource
NYSAR3 College Council-New York State Association of Reduction, Reuse, and Recycling College Council
NY Coalition for Sustainability in Higher Education
Environmental Consortium of Hudson Valley Colleges & Universities
C2E2-Campus Consortium for Environmental Excellence
NYC PlaNYC University Challenge
BRANY-Buy Recycled Alliance of New York-NYSAR3 Region 2 Council


A brief summary of additional ways the institution collaborates with other campuses to advance sustainability :
The website URL where information about cross-campus collaboration is available:

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.