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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating Systemâ„¢ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Silver

STARS v1.2

Portland Community College

Portland, OR, US


Rating Score Liaison Submission Date President's Letter
Silver 55.47 Erin Stanforth Sept. 23, 2013 Download

Characteristics

Full-time Equivalent Enrollment 34,247
Number of Undergraduate Students 94,364
Number of Graduate Students 0
Full-time Equivalent Employees 3,841
Institution type Associate
Institutional control Public
Endowment size 3,799,341
Percentage of students that are Residential 0.0
Percentage of students that are Full-time commuter 42.3
Percentage of students that are Part-time commuter 57.7
Percentage of students that are On-line only 13.8
Gross square feet of building space 2,263,815.0
Gross square feet of laboratory space 0.0
Acres of cultivated grounds 64.0
Acres of undeveloped land Not Available
Climate region Marine

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 Yes Yes
Satellite Yes Yes
Hospital No No
Farm Yes (60.0 acres) Yes
Agricultural experiment station No No
Credit Status Points
Student Sustainability Educators Program Complete 5.00 / 5.00
Student Sustainability Outreach Campaign Complete 5.00 / 5.00
Sustainability in New Student Orientation Not Pursuing 0.00 / 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 Applicable 0.00 /
Themed Housing Not Applicable 0.00 /
Sustainable Enterprise Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Sustainability Events Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Outdoors Program Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Themed Semester or Year Not Applicable 0.00 /
Credit Status Points
Sustainability Course Identification Complete 2.00 / 3.00
Sustainability-Focused Courses Complete 4.70 / 10.00
Sustainability-Related Courses Complete 1.68 / 10.00
Sustainability Courses by Department Complete 1.62 / 7.00
Sustainability Learning Outcomes Complete 10.00 / 10.00
Undergraduate Program in Sustainability Complete 4.00 / 4.00
Graduate Program in Sustainability Not Applicable 0.00 /
Sustainability Immersive Experience Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Sustainability Literacy Assessment Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Incentives for Developing Sustainability Courses Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Credit Status Points
Sustainability Research Identification Not Applicable 0.00 /
Faculty Engaged in Sustainability Research Not Applicable 0.00 /
Departments Engaged 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 3.63 / 4.00
Indoor Air Quality Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Credit Status Points
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Complete 4.03 / 14.00
Air Travel Emissions Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Local Offsets Program Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Food and Beverage Purchasing Complete 3.60 / 6.00
Trayless Dining Not Applicable 0.00 /
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 Container Discounts Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Reusable To-Go Containers Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Building Energy Consumption Complete 6.93 / 8.00
Clean and Renewable Energy Complete 0.09 / 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 Not Pursuing 0.00 / 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 Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Snow and Ice Removal Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Landscape Waste Composting Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Computer Purchasing Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Cleaning Products Purchasing Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Office Paper Purchasing Complete 0.13 / 2.00
Vendor Code of Conduct Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Historically Underutilized Businesses Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Local Businesses Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Campus Fleet Complete 0.28 / 2.00
Student Commute Modal Split Complete 2.16 / 4.00
Employee Commute Modal Split Complete 0.93 / 3.00
Bicycle Sharing Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Facilities for Bicyclists Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Mass Transit Programs Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Condensed Work Week Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Telecommuting Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Carpool/Vanpool Matching Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Cash-out of Parking Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Carpool Discount Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Local Housing Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Prohibiting Idling Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Car Sharing Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Waste Reduction Complete 1.19 / 5.00
Waste Diversion Complete 0.79 / 3.00
Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion Complete 0.95 / 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 Not Applicable 0.00 /
Move-Out Waste Reduction Not Applicable 0.00 /
Credit Status Points
Water Consumption Complete 0.00 / 7.00
Stormwater Management Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Waterless Urinals Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Building Water Metering Not Pursuing 0.00 / 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 Not Applicable 0.00 /
Physical Campus Plan Complete 4.00 / 4.00
Sustainability Plan Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Climate Action Plan Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Credit Status Points
Diversity and Equity Coordination Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Measuring Campus Diversity Culture Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Support Programs for Underrepresented Groups Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Support Programs for Future Faculty Complete 4.00 / 4.00
Affordability and Access Programs Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Gender Neutral Housing Not Applicable 0.00 /
Employee Training Opportunities Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Student Training Opportunities Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Sustainable Compensation Complete 8.00 / 8.00
Employee Satisfaction Evaluation Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Staff Professional Development in Sustainability Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Sustainability in New Employee Orientation Not Pursuing 0.00 / 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 Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Committee on Investor Responsibility Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Shareholder Advocacy Not Pursuing 0.00 / 5.00
Positive Sustainability Investments Complete 9.00 / 9.00
Student-Managed Sustainable Investment Fund Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Sustainable Investment Policy Not Pursuing 0.00 / 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 0.83 / 7.00
Community Service Participation Complete 0.49 / 6.00
Community Service Hours Complete 0.37 / 6.00
Sustainability Policy Advocacy Not Pursuing 0.00 / 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 Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Innovation 1 Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00
Innovation 2 Not Started 0.00 / 1.00
Innovation 3 Not Started 0.00 / 1.00
Innovation 4 Not Started 0.00 / 1.00

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