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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.

Silver

STARS v1.0

The New School

New York, NY, US


Rating Score Liaison Submission Date President's Letter
Silver 46.92 Gwen Kilvert Aug. 17, 2011 Download

All eight divisions of The New School are represented in this submission: The New School for General Studies, The New School for Social Research, Milano The New School for Management and Urban Policy, Parsons The New School for Design, Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts, Mannes College The New School for Music, The New School for Drama, and The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music.

The organizational boundary of The New School's STARS submission was based on the financial control approach, which means the university takes full ownership of all environmental impacts that it can directly influence and reduce.

The New School owns 37% of the space it occupies. As a tenant in many different buildings, The New School does not always pay utilities directly and is not responsible for waste and recycling pick-up and some maintenance, but this is a very small portion of the university's footprint.

In leased spaces where the university either pays directly for a utility or receives electricity consumption statements from a landlord, this data is included in the university's carbon inventory.

And all operational policies included in this STARS submission apply to all occupied spaces (owned or leased), except the buildings noted below.

The apartments at the following addresses are not included in the university's STARS boundary. These spaces are not operated by The New Schhol; they are also deemed de minimis.

−−1 Irving Place
−−23rd Street Apartments

Credit Status Points
Student Sustainability Educators Program Not Pursuing 0.00 / 5.00
Student Sustainability Outreach Campaign Complete 5.00 / 5.00
Sustainability in New Student Orientation Complete 2.00 / 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 Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Themed Housing Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Sustainable Enterprise Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Sustainability Events Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Outdoors Program Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Themed Semester or Year Not Applicable 0.00 /
Credit Status Points
Building Operations and Maintenance Not Pursuing 0.00 / 7.00
Building Design and Construction Not Pursuing 0.00 / 4.00
Indoor Air Quality Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Credit Status Points
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Complete 1.50 / 2.00
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Complete 2.54 / 14.00
Air Travel Emissions Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Local Offsets Program Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Food Purchasing Complete 6.00 / 6.00
Trayless Dining Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Vegan Dining Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Trans-Fats Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Guidelines for Franchisees Not Applicable 0.00 /
Pre-Consumer Food Waste Composting Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Post-Consumer Food Waste Composting Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Food Donation Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Recycled Content Napkins Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Reusable Mug Discounts Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Reusable To-Go Containers Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Building Energy Consumption Complete 0.32 / 8.00
Clean and Renewable Energy Complete 0.75 / 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 Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Energy Management System Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Energy Metering Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Integrated Pest Management Not Applicable 0.00 /
Native Plants Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Wildlife Habitat Not Applicable 0.00 /
Tree Campus USA Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Snow and Ice Removal Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Compost Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Computer Purchasing Complete 1.93 / 2.00
Cleaning Products Purchasing Complete 0.66 / 2.00
Office Paper Purchasing Complete 2.00 / 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 Not Applicable 0.00 /
Student Commute Modal Split Complete 3.72 / 4.00
Employee Commute Modal Split Complete 2.90 / 3.00
Bicycle Sharing Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Facilities for Bicyclists Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Bicycle Plan Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Mass Transit Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Condensed Work Week Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Telecommuting Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Carpool Matching Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Cash-out of Parking Not Applicable 0.00 /
Carpool Discount Not Applicable 0.00 /
Local Housing Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Prohibiting Idling Not Applicable 0.00 /
Car Sharing Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Waste Reduction Not Pursuing 0.00 / 5.00
Waste Diversion Complete 0.72 / 3.00
Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion Complete 0.73 / 1.00
Electronic Waste Recycling Program Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Hazardous Waste Management Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Materials Exchange Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Limiting Printing Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Materials Online Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Chemical Reuse Inventory Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Move-In Waste Reduction Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Move-Out Waste Reduction Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Water Consumption Not Pursuing 0.00 / 7.00
Stormwater Management Complete 1.00 / 2.00
Waterless Urinals Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Building Water Metering Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Non-Potable Water Usage Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Xeriscaping Not Pursuing 0.00 / 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 Not Applicable 0.00 /
Sustainability Plan Not Pursuing 0.00 / 3.00
Climate Plan Complete 2.00 / 2.00
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 Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Employee Sustainability Educators Program Not Pursuing 0.00 / 5.00
Childcare Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Employee Wellness Program Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Socially Responsible Retirement Plan Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Committee on Socially Responsible Investment Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Shareholder Advocacy Not Pursuing 0.00 / 5.00
Positive Sustainability Investments Not Pursuing 0.00 / 9.00
Student-Managed SRI Fund Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Socially Responsible Investment Policy Not Applicable 0.00 /
Investment Disclosure Not Applicable 0.00 /
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 Not Pursuing 0.00 / 7.00
Community Service Participation Complete 1.16 / 6.00
Community Service Hours Not Pursuing 0.00 / 6.00
Sustainability Policy Advocacy Not Pursuing 0.00 / 4.00
Trademark Licensing Not Pursuing 0.00 / 4.00
Graduation Pledge Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Community Service on Transcripts Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Farmers' Market Not Applicable 0.00 /
Credit Status Points
Innovation 1 Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Innovation 2 Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Innovation 3 Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Innovation 4 Complete 1.00 / 1.00

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