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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 Silver
Overall Score 48.14
Liaison Sean Vormwald
Submission Date April 4, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Onondaga Community College
IN-2: Innovation 2

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Sean Vormwald
Director of Sustainability and Environmental Health and Safety
Office of Sustainability and Environmental Health and Safety
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Title or keywords related to the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Building Level Utility Submetering

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

Onondaga Community College installed utility submeters on all of the campus buildings. This allows the College to track electricity, natural gas, and water consumption at the building level in order to better manage, and reduce resource consumption. The data is tracked and analyzed regularly in order to identify opportunities for reducing resource consumption.


A brief description of any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation (if not reported above):

The utility submetering project has resulted in improved energy management due to the ability to monitor real-time energy consumption. Detailed analysis is conducted regularly by staff to identify opportunities for reducing energy including modifying occupancy schedules to reduce HVAC run time hours.


A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
Which of the following STARS subcategories does the innovation most closely relate to? (Select all that apply up to a maximum of five):
Yes or No
Curriculum No
Research No
Campus Engagement Yes
Public Engagement No
Air & Climate Yes
Buildings Yes
Dining Services No
Energy Yes
Grounds No
Purchasing No
Transportation No
Waste No
Water Yes
Coordination, Planning & Governance No
Diversity & Affordability No
Health, Wellbeing & Work No
Investment No

Other topic(s) that the innovation relates to that are not listed above:
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The website URL where information about the innovation is available:
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