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

Rochester Institute of Technology
PAE-18: Positive Sustainability Investments

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Enid Cardinal
Senior Sustainability Advisor to the President
Office of the President
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Total value of the investment pool:
627,800,000 US/Canadian $

Value of holdings in sustainable industries, such as renewable energy or sustainable forestry :
4,300,000 US/Canadian $

Value of holdings in businesses selected for exemplary sustainability performances:
0 US/Canadian $

Value of holdings in sustainability investment funds, such as a renewable energy investment fund:
4,300,000 US/Canadian $

Value of holdings in community development financial institutions (CDFIs):
0 US/Canadian $

Value of holdings in socially responsible mutual funds with positive screens:
0 US/Canadian $

A brief description of the companies, funds, and/or institutions referenced above:

o high-power lithium ion batteries using nanotechnologies applied to the electronics, aerospace, and automobile industry

o high energy density micro fuel cells for application in portable electronic devices

o advanced methods of producing bio-butanol

o wastewater resources recovery

o solid waste gasification technology (i.e. converting “black liquor”)

o high performance electric cars

o thin-film solar cells

o utility-scale solar thermal power plants

o LED light bulbs

o high efficiency hybrid cycle engine architecture


The website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability investment activities is available:
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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.