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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 v1.0

New York University

New York, NY, US


Rating Score Liaison Submission Date President's Letter
Expired Expired Ozgem Ornektekin Jan. 31, 2011 Download

NYU strives to include comprehensive data across all categories, which reflect the university's overall environmental impacts and programs for its main (Washington Square) core and neighborhood, as well as the other buildings occupied by the university throughout New York City. NYU does not have a dedicated separate "campus", but rather owns or leases more than 100 buildings in the city, most of them concentrated around Washington Square Park in downtown Manhattan. These represent more than 13,058,963
square feet of building space.

Operationally, NYU strives to include data related to all buildings which are financially controlled and operated by the university, and which are occupied by university-affiliated students, faculty or staff.

These geographic and operational boundaries frame the campus data set included in our STARS submission.

There are several specific exclusions:

1) The NYU Langone Medical School is a largely autonomous entity which does not fall within the organizational boundary established by this assessment; neither their impacts nor their buildings' square footage are included.

2) The newly-affiliated Polytechnic Institute of NYU (in Brooklyn) remains relatively autonomous in terms of its operational structure, and neither their impacts nor their buildings' square footage are included in this evaluation.

3) This assessment extends only to NYU's buildings and infrastructure within New York City, and not to any NYU-affiliated sites or campuses in other countries, such as NYU's degree-granting campus in Abu Dhabi, UAE or any of the other affiliated "Global Network University" sites.

Credit Status
Integrated Pest Management Complete
Native Plants Complete
Wildlife Habitat Complete
Tree Campus USA Not Pursuing
Snow and Ice Removal Complete
Compost Complete
Credit Status
Campus Fleet Complete
Student Commute Modal Split Complete
Employee Commute Modal Split Complete
Bicycle Sharing Complete
Facilities for Bicyclists Complete
Bicycle Plan Complete
Mass Transit Complete
Condensed Work Week Not Pursuing
Telecommuting Not Pursuing
Carpool Matching Not Pursuing
Cash-out of Parking Not Applicable
Carpool Discount Not Applicable
Local Housing Complete
Prohibiting Idling Complete
Car Sharing Not Pursuing
Credit Status
Innovation 1 Complete
Innovation 2 Complete
Innovation 3 Complete
Innovation 4 Complete

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.