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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

Furman University

Greenville, SC, US


Rating Score Liaison Submission Date President's Letter
Silver 61.37 Yancey Fouche Jan. 31, 2013 Download

Characteristics

Full-time Equivalent Enrollment 2,692
Number of Undergraduate Students 2,835
Number of Graduate Students 158
Full-time Equivalent Employees 879
Institution type Baccalaureate
Institutional control Private non-profit
Endowment size Not Available
Percentage of students that are Residential 84.0
Percentage of students that are Full-time commuter 8.62
Percentage of students that are Part-time commuter 7.42
Percentage of students that are On-line only 0.0
Gross square feet of building space 2,366,084.0
Gross square feet of laboratory space Not Available
Acres of cultivated grounds 350.0
Acres of undeveloped land Not Available
Climate region Mixed-Humid

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
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 Not Pursuing 0.00 / 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 Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Sustainability Events Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Outdoors Program Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Themed Semester or Year Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Sustainability Course Identification Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Sustainability-Focused Courses Complete 4.69 / 10.00
Sustainability-Related Courses Complete 3.31 / 10.00
Sustainability Courses by Department Complete 4.98 / 7.00
Sustainability Learning Outcomes Complete 10.00 / 10.00
Undergraduate Program in Sustainability Complete 4.00 / 4.00
Graduate Program in Sustainability Not Applicable 0.00 /
Sustainability Immersive Experience Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Sustainability Literacy Assessment Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Incentives for Developing Sustainability Courses Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Credit Status Points
Building Operations and Maintenance Complete 3.20 / 7.00
Building Design and Construction Not Applicable 0.00 /
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 1.65 / 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 0.59 / 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 0.25 / 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 Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Building Energy Consumption Complete 8.00 / 8.00
Clean and Renewable Energy Complete 0.04 / 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 Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Energy Management System Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Energy Metering Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Integrated Pest Management Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Native Plants Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Wildlife Habitat Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Tree Campus USA Complete 0.25 / 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 2.00 / 2.00
Cleaning Products Purchasing Complete 1.57 / 2.00
Office Paper Purchasing Complete 1.12 / 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 0.89 / 2.00
Student Commute Modal Split Complete 3.72 / 4.00
Employee Commute Modal Split Not Pursuing 0.00 / 3.00
Bicycle Sharing Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Facilities for Bicyclists Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Mass Transit Programs Complete 0.25 / 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 1.32 / 5.00
Waste Diversion Complete 1.14 / 3.00
Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion Complete 0.71 / 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 Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Materials Online Not Pursuing 0.00 / 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 6.39 / 7.00
Stormwater Management Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Waterless Urinals Complete 0.25 / 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 Not Pursuing 0.00 / 4.00
Sustainability Plan Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Climate Action Plan Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Credit Status Points
Diversity and Equity Coordination Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Measuring Campus Diversity Culture Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Support Programs for Underrepresented Groups Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Support Programs for Future Faculty Not Pursuing 0.00 / 4.00
Affordability and Access Programs Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Gender Neutral Housing Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Employee Training Opportunities Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Student Training Opportunities Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Sustainable Compensation Complete 8.00 / 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 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 Investor Responsibility Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Shareholder Advocacy Not Pursuing 0.00 / 5.00
Positive Sustainability Investments Complete 1.89 / 9.00
Student-Managed Sustainable Investment Fund Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Sustainable Investment Policy Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Investment Disclosure Complete 0.25 / 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 6.60 / 7.00
Community Service Participation Complete 2.12 / 6.00
Community Service Hours Not Pursuing 0.00 / 6.00
Sustainability Policy Advocacy Complete 4.00 / 4.00
Trademark Licensing Complete 2.00 / 4.00
Graduation Pledge Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Community Service on Transcripts Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Farmers' Market Not Applicable 0.00 /
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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