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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 v1.1

Okanagan College

Kelowna, BC, CA


Rating Score Liaison Submission Date Executive Letter
Silver 55.85 Robert Eby July 11, 2014 Download

Characteristics

Full-time Equivalent Enrollment 7,655
Number of Undergraduate Students 7,655
Number of Graduate Students 0
Full-time Equivalent Employees 1,180
Institution type Baccalaureate
Institutional control Public
Endowment size Not Available
Percentage of students that are Residential 1.8
Percentage of students that are Full-time commuter 93.5
Percentage of students that are Part-time commuter 95.3
Percentage of students that are On-line only 4.7
Gross square feet of building space 766,089.0
Gross square feet of laboratory space Not Available
Acres of cultivated grounds 12.1
Acres of undeveloped land 29.0
Climate region Mixed-Dry

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 Yes
Hospital No No
Farm No No
Agricultural experiment station No No

Additional Details

Submission includes all four campuses of Okanagan College in Penticton, Kelowna, Vernon and Salmon Arm.

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 Complete 2.00 / 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 Not Pursuing 0.00 / 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 Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Sustainability Course Identification Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Sustainability-Focused Courses Complete 2.83 / 10.00
Sustainability-Related Courses Complete 1.31 / 10.00
Sustainability Courses by Department Complete 7.00 / 7.00
Sustainability Learning Outcomes Complete 1.46 / 10.00
Undergraduate Program in Sustainability Not Applicable 0.00 /
Graduate Program in Sustainability Not Applicable 0.00 /
Sustainability Immersive Experience Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Sustainability Literacy Assessment Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Incentives for Developing Sustainability Courses Not Pursuing 0.00 / 3.00
Credit Status Points
Sustainability Research Identification Not Applicable 0.00 /
Faculty Involved in Sustainability Research Not Applicable 0.00 /
Departments Involved in Sustainability Research Not Applicable 0.00 /
Sustainability Research Incentives Not Applicable 0.00 /
Interdisciplinary Research in Tenure and Promotion Not Applicable 0.00 /
Credit Status Points
Building Operations and Maintenance Complete 2.63 / 7.00
Building Design and Construction Complete 1.50 / 4.00
Indoor Air Quality Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Credit Status Points
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Complete 1.50 / 2.00
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Complete 7.20 / 14.00
Air Travel Emissions Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Local Offsets Program Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Food and Beverage Purchasing Complete 1.56 / 6.00
Trayless Dining Not Pursuing 0.00 / 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 Mug Discounts Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Reusable To-Go Containers Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Building Energy Consumption Complete 6.06 / 8.00
Clean and Renewable Energy Complete 0.12 / 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 Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Energy Management System Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Energy Metering Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Integrated Pest Management Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Native Plants Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Wildlife Habitat Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Tree Campus USA Not Applicable 0.00 /
Snow and Ice Removal Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Compost Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Computer Purchasing Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Cleaning Products Purchasing Complete 1.28 / 2.00
Office Paper Purchasing Complete 0.92 / 2.00
Vendor Code of Conduct Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00
Historically Underutilized Businesses Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Local Businesses Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Campus Fleet Complete 0.35 / 2.00
Student Commute Modal Split Complete 1.80 / 4.00
Employee Commute Modal Split Complete 0.75 / 3.00
Bicycle Sharing Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Facilities for Bicyclists Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Bicycle Plan Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Mass Transit Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Condensed Work Week Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Telecommuting Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Carpool/Vanpool Matching Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Cash-out of Parking Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Carpool Discount Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Local Housing Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Prohibiting Idling Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Car Sharing Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Waste Reduction Complete 0.53 / 5.00
Waste Diversion Complete 1.77 / 3.00
Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion Complete 0.79 / 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 Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Materials Online Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Chemical Reuse Inventory Complete 0.25 / 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 0.42 / 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
Sustainable Compensation Complete 7.66 / 8.00
Employee Satisfaction Evaluation Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Staff Professional Development in Sustainability Complete 2.00 / 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 Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Committee on Socially Responsible Investment Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Shareholder Advocacy Not Pursuing 0.00 / 5.00
Positive Sustainability Investments Complete 9.00 / 9.00
Student-Managed SRI Fund Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Socially Responsible Investment Policy Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Investment Disclosure Not Pursuing 0.00 / 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 7.00 / 7.00
Community Service Participation Complete 1.55 / 6.00
Community Service Hours Complete 0.45 / 6.00
Sustainability Policy Advocacy Complete 4.00 / 4.00
Trademark Licensing Complete 0.00 / 4.00
Graduation Pledge Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Community Service on Transcripts Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Farmers' Market Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Innovation 1 Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Innovation 2 Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Innovation 3 Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Innovation 4 Complete 1.00 / 1.00

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