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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 Gold
Overall Score 67.88
Liaison Mary Easterling
Submission Date Sept. 14, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Pennsylvania State University
IC-2: Operational Characteristics

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Mary Easterling
Assoc Director, Analysis & Assessment
Sustainability Institute
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Endowment size:
3,742,900,000 US/Canadian $

Total campus area (i.e. the total amount of land within the institutional boundary):
8,738 Acres

Locale:
Mid-size city

IECC climate zone:
6 - Cold

Gross floor area of building space:
20,886,526 Gross Square Feet

Floor area of laboratory space:
1,379,134 Square Feet

Floor area of healthcare space:
43,075 Square Feet

Floor area of other energy intensive space, e.g. data centers, food production space, convenience stores:
411,707 Square Feet

Additional documentation to support the submission :
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Campus acreage includes land owned by Penn State in the UP campus vicinity, and areas on long-term lease. Included, for example, are Innovation Park, leased or owned portions of Cato Park, and agricultural lands adjacent to the core campus, including the Arboretum, as well as the UP airport and land acquired from Rockview. Does not include areas that are some distance from the UP campus, e.g., the Larson Agricultural Experiment Station or Shaver's Creek/ Stone Valley.

Building GSF includes buildings owned by Penn State, or on a long-term lease.

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.