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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 Bronze
Overall Score 29.52
Liaison Stephen Pepper
Submission Date Sept. 25, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Illinois Institute of Technology
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Stephen Pepper
Assistant Director of Sustainability
Office of Campus Energy & Sustainability
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee?:
No

The charter or mission statement of the committee(s) or a brief description of each committee's purview and activities:
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Members of each committee, including affiliations and role (e.g. staff, student, or faculty):
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent (FTE) employee?:
Yes

A brief description of each sustainability office:

The Office of Campus Energy and Sustainability is responsible for co-ordinating and promoting sustainability projects on campus. We coordinate monthly forums, focus on improving energy efficiency, and develop sustainability goals for IIT.


Full-time equivalent (FTE) of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
3

Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:
Yes

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Stephen Pepper - Assistant Director of Sustainability and Dion Manly - Assistant VP of Resource Management and Business Operations

Does the institution have a mechanism for broad sustainability coordination for the entire institution (e.g. a campus-wide committee or an officer/office responsible for the entire campus)?:
Yes

A brief description of the activities and substantive accomplishments of the institution-wide coordinating body or officer during the previous three years:

The Office of Campus Energy and Sustainability is the campus-wide coordinating office for all sustainability related efforts at the Mies Campus. Stephen Pepper, the Assistant Director of Sustainability, is responsible for coordinating sustainability efforts across the campus and supervising the staff of sustainability project coordinators.


Job title of the sustainability officer position:
Assistant Director of Sustainability

Job description for the sustainability officer position:
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Job description for the sustainability officer position:

Key Responsibility
Manage the Office of Campus Energy and Sustainability’s daily operations. This includes handling all PC schedules, setting dates for important events such as monthly sustainability forums, waste collection events, etc. Act as a representative for all university organized events. Handle all office purchases, supplies, maintenance requests, etc.

Key Responsibility
Serve as the point of contact for internal and external colleagues, including IIT departments and local sustainability consortia.

Key Responsibility
Work with the Resource Efficiency Manager to visit and review current and proposed project sites, and attend meetings to help ensure that building and project designs are in line the University’s sustainability goals and metrics.


Job title of the sustainability officer position (2nd position):
Assistant VP of Resource Management and Business Operations

Job description for the sustainability officer position (2nd position):
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Job description for the sustainability officer position (2nd position):

Responsible for university-wide sustainability goals and for directing programs and initiatives designed to advance a culture of sustainability across campus. Specific goals apply to decreasing energy and water consumption, maximizing waste diversion while minimizing overall waste generation; promoting reuse of surplus goods; increasing external funding of programs; and increasing adoption of green building operating & design standards.

Leads the Office of Campus Sustainability and functions as the central coordinator with the multiple sustainability groups across campus. Engages other university partners to convey the university’s sustainability commitment to prospective students to enhance admissions efforts. Represents the university to regional and local external sustainability consortia and other national sustainability-oriented organizations.


Job title of the sustainability officer position (3rd position):
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Job description for the sustainability officer position (3rd position):
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Job description for the sustainability officer position (3rd position):
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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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.