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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 Jeff Johnson
Submission Date March 6, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Miami University
PAE-2: Strategic Plan

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired David Prytherch
Associate Professor and Sustainability Coordinator
Department of Geography
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Year the strategic plan or equivalent was completed or adopted:
2,011

Does the institution's strategic plan or equivalent guiding document include the environmental dimensions of sustainability at a high level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the strategic plan or amendment addresses the environmental dimensions of sustainability:

In 2011 Miami University adopted the recommendations of a Strategic Task Force.

Of these, Recommendation 9 is to "Implement multiple strategies for reduced energy costs, sustainable practices, and efficient space utilization" with the goal to "Lower the amount of energy and utilities consumed and slow the annual growth in the amount spent on energy and utilities by $1.8 million."

Recommended actions include:
Action 1 Complete shift to a retail purchase agreement for electricity.
Action 2 Continue implementation of strategies approved by the Board of Trustees for reducing energy consumption by 20% from the 2004 amount per gross square foot.
Action 3 Implement a wholesale agreement for the purchase of electricity.
Action 4 Consolidate instruction activities into fewer buildings during slower periods of demand.
Action 5 Promote energy awareness and conservation for the purpose of reducing consumption.

Measurable Outcomes: BTU’s consumed and reduction in costs.


Does the institution's strategic plan or equivalent guiding document include the social dimensions of sustainability at a high level?:
No

A brief description of how the strategic plan or amendment addresses the social dimensions of sustainability:
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Does the institution's strategic plan or equivalent guiding document include the economic dimensions of sustainability at a high level?:
No

A brief description of how the strategic plan or amendment addresses the economic dimensions of sustainability:
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The website URL where information about the strategic plan is available:
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