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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.

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Liaison Enid Cardinal
Submission Date July 29, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Rochester Institute of Technology
IN-2: Innovation 2

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Senior Sustainability Advisor to the President
Office of the President
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A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

Dr. Destler's Green vehicle Challenge:

President Destler challenges the RIT community to design a green vehicle that meets different criteria. The original challenge was to carry at least one person on the 3-mile route around campus while consuming less total energy per 150 lb. person and use less energy than the electric bike that Dr. Destler built for himself. Any form of energy could be used except human power. The challenge in 2012 was to design and build the fastest e-vehicle.


A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
The website URL where information about the innovation is available:

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