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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.

STARS v1.2

Jefferson Community and Technical College

Louisville, KY, US


Rating Score Liaison Submission Date Executive Letter
Expired Expired Pamela Dumm Jan. 31, 2014 Download

Characteristics

Full-time Equivalent Enrollment 9,921
Number of Undergraduate Students 14,511
Number of Graduate Students 0
Full-time Equivalent Employees 1,084
Institution type Associate
Institutional control Public
Endowment size Not Available
Percentage of students that are Residential 0.0
Percentage of students that are Full-time commuter 4,513.0
Percentage of students that are Part-time commuter 9,998.0
Percentage of students that are On-line only Not Available
Gross square feet of building space 872,289.0
Gross square feet of laboratory space 25,185.0
Acres of cultivated grounds 96.0
Acres of undeveloped land 73.668
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 Yes No
Hospital No No
Farm No No
Agricultural experiment station No No
Jefferson provides our students with sustainability learning experiences outside the formal curriculum. By engaging in sustainability issues through co-curricular activities, such as outreach campaigns, sustainability-related events, student groups, and integrating sustainability into New Student Orientation ... read more
Credit Status
Student Sustainability Educators Program Not Pursuing
Student Sustainability Outreach Campaign Complete
Sustainability in New Student Orientation Complete
Sustainability Outreach and Publications Complete
Student Group Complete
Organic Garden Complete
Model Room in a Residence Hall Not Applicable
Themed Housing Not Applicable
Sustainable Enterprise Not Pursuing
Sustainability Events Complete
Outdoors Program Complete
Themed Semester or Year Complete
Jefferson is developing a formal education program and courses that address sustainability. A few ways Jefferson integrates sustainability into curriculum include, but not limited to, green career pathways, sustainable workforce development, sustainability-related academic courses and ... read more
Credit Status
Sustainability Course Identification Complete
Sustainability-Focused Courses Complete
Sustainability-Related Courses Complete
Sustainability Courses by Department Complete
Sustainability Learning Outcomes Complete
Undergraduate Program in Sustainability Complete
Graduate Program in Sustainability Not Applicable
Sustainability Immersive Experience Not Pursuing
Sustainability Literacy Assessment Complete
Incentives for Developing Sustainability Courses Complete
Buildings are generally the largest user of energy and the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions on campus. Jefferson continues to take steps to improve the sustainability performance of the college’s buildings and considers ... read more
Credit Status
Building Operations and Maintenance Complete
Building Design and Construction Complete
Indoor Air Quality Complete
Jefferson is developing ways to measure and reduce the college’s greenhouse gas emissions. Global warming is expected to have myriad negative impacts throughout the world, including increased frequency and potency of extreme weather events ... read more
Credit Status
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Not Pursuing
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Not Pursuing
Air Travel Emissions Complete
Local Offsets Program Not Pursuing
By supporting a sustainable food system, Jefferson continues to adopt policies and programs to improve the sustainability performance of the college’s dining operations. Modern industrial food production often has deleterious environmental impacts. Pesticides and ... read more
Credit Status
Food and Beverage Purchasing Complete
Trayless Dining Not Applicable
Vegan Dining Not Applicable
Trans-Fats Not Applicable
Guidelines for Franchisees Complete
Pre-Consumer Food Waste Composting Complete
PostConsumer Food Waste Composting Complete
Food Donation Complete
Recycled Content Napkins Complete
Reusable Container Discounts Complete
Reusable To-Go Containers Not Pursuing
Jefferson continues to adopt policies and practices to conserve energy and use renewable resources reducing the college’s energy consumption by conservation and efficiency, and switching to cleaner and renewable sources of energy. Energy consumption ... read more
Credit Status
Building Energy Consumption Complete
Clean and Renewable Energy Not Pursuing
Timers for Temperature Control Complete
Lighting Sensors Complete
LED Lighting Complete
Vending Machine Sensors Complete
Energy Management System Complete
Energy Metering Complete
Beautiful and welcoming campus grounds can be planned, planted, and maintained in any region while minimizing the use of toxic chemicals, protecting wildlife habitat, and conserving water and resources. Through integrated pest management, use of ... read more
Credit Status
Integrated Pest Management Complete
Native Plants Complete
Wildlife Habitat Complete
Tree Campus USA Not Pursuing
Snow and Ice Removal Complete
Landscape Waste Composting Complete
Jefferson recognizes that purchasing choices made by the college have an impact to the environment. When determining whether a product is environmentally preferable all phases of the product’s life cycle will be considered, including ... read more
Credit Status
Computer Purchasing Complete
Cleaning Products Purchasing Complete
Office Paper Purchasing Complete
Vendor Code of Conduct Complete
Historically Underutilized Businesses Complete
Local Businesses Complete
Jefferson is moving toward various sustainable transportation systems. Transportation is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants that contribute to health problems such as heart and respiratory diseases and cancer. Bicycling and ... read more
Credit Status
Campus Fleet Complete
Student Commute Modal Split Not Pursuing
Employee Commute Modal Split Not Pursuing
Bicycle Sharing Not Pursuing
Facilities for Bicyclists Complete
Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Complete
Mass Transit Programs Complete
Condensed Work Week Complete
Telecommuting Complete
Carpool/Vanpool Matching Not Pursuing
Cash-out of Parking Not Pursuing
Carpool Discount Not Pursuing
Local Housing Complete
Prohibiting Idling Complete
Car Sharing Not Pursuing
Jefferson Community and Technical College is committed to not only protecting, but also improving the environment by supporting sustainable practices. The college diverts waste from going to landfills by recycling: the use, reuse, or reclamation ... read more
Credit Status
Waste Reduction Complete
Waste Diversion Complete
Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion Not Applicable
Electronic Waste Recycling Program Complete
Hazardous Waste Management Complete
Materials Exchange Complete
Limiting Printing Complete
Materials Online Complete
Chemical Reuse Inventory Complete
Move-In Waste Reduction Not Applicable
Move-Out Waste Reduction Not Applicable
Efforts to reduce water consumption on each of Jefferson’s campuses are an ongoing effort. In addition to conserving water and making efforts to protect water quality, the college supports stormwater management principles and xeriscaping ... read more
Credit Status
Water Consumption Complete
Stormwater Management Complete
Waterless Urinals Not Pursuing
Building Water Metering Complete
Non-Potable Water Usage Not Pursuing
Xeriscaping Complete
Weather-Informed Irrigation Not Applicable
Jefferson’s Sustainability Coordinator, staff, and Green Teams provide the structure for the college’s sustainability programs. As a result, the college is moving toward a sustainable direction to reduce our use of natural resources ... read more
Credit Status
Sustainability Coordination Complete
Strategic Plan Complete
Physical Campus Plan Complete
Sustainability Plan Complete
Climate Action Plan Not Pursuing
Jefferson works to advance diversity and affordability on every campus. Higher education opens doors to opportunities that can help create a more equitable world, and those doors must be open through affordable programs accessible to ... read more
Credit Status
Diversity and Equity Coordination Complete
Measuring Campus Diversity Culture Complete
Support Programs for Underrepresented Groups Complete
Support Programs for Future Faculty Complete
Affordability and Access Programs Complete
Gender Neutral Housing Not Applicable
Employee Training Opportunities Complete
Student Training Opportunities Complete
Jefferson incorporates sustainability into human resources programs and policies. In addition to treating workers responsibly and fairly, Jefferson also promotes benefits, wages, and other assistance that serves to respectfully and ethically compensate workers. Faculty and ... read more
Credit Status
Sustainable Compensation Complete
Employee Satisfaction Evaluation Complete
Staff Professional Development in Sustainability Complete
Sustainability in New Employee Orientation Complete
Employee Sustainability Educators Program Complete
Childcare Complete
Employee Wellness Program Complete
Socially Responsible Retirement Plan Complete
The college gives back to our communities through community service, engagement, and partnerships. Jefferson connects to the community through a broad range of public engagement activities in the Louisville and surrounding areas. In addition, Jefferson ... read more
Credit Status
Community Sustainability Partnerships Complete
Inter-Campus Collaboration on Sustainability Complete
Sustainability in Continuing Education Not Pursuing
Community Service Participation Not Pursuing
Community Service Hours Not Pursuing
Sustainability Policy Advocacy Complete
Trademark Licensing Not Applicable
Graduation Pledge Not Pursuing
Community Service on Transcripts Not Pursuing
Farmers' Market Not Applicable
Credit Status
Innovation 1 In Progress
Innovation 2 Not Started
Innovation 3 Not Started
Innovation 4 Not Started

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