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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 74.63
Liaison Moira Hafer
Submission Date July 30, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Stanford University
AC-9: Academic Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 12.00 / 12.00 Moira Hafer
Sustainability Specialist
Office of Sustainability
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Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff engaged in sustainability research:
346

Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff engaged in research:
1,350

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts sustainability research:
66

The total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that conduct research:
87

A copy of the sustainability research inventory that includes the names and department affiliations of faculty and staff engaged in sustainability research:
Names and department affiliations of faculty and staff engaged in sustainability research:

Please see attached documentation, which includes information from both the Woods Institute for the Environment and the Precourt Institute for Energy faculty research databases, among others.


A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the research inventory:

All tenure line faculty at Stanford conduct research. The inventory consists of information from both the Woods Institute for the Environment and the Precourt Institute for Energy faculty research databases, among others.


A brief description of notable accomplishments during the previous three years by faculty and/or staff engaged in sustainability research:

Please note that there are many examples of faculty accomplishments in the Sustainability at Stanford: A Year in Review publication, available online:
http://sustainable.stanford.edu/sites/sustainable.stanford.edu/files/documents/Sustainability-at-Stanford-2012-13.pdf


The website URL where information about sustainability research is available:

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.