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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.

STARS v1.0

The New School

New York, NY, US


Rating Score Liaison Submission Date President's Letter
Expired Expired John Stinar 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
Integrated Pest Management Not Applicable
Native Plants Complete
Wildlife Habitat Not Applicable
Tree Campus USA Not Pursuing
Snow and Ice Removal Complete
Compost Complete
Credit Status
Campus Fleet Not Applicable
Student Commute Modal Split Complete
Employee Commute Modal Split Complete
Bicycle Sharing Not Pursuing
Facilities for Bicyclists Not Pursuing
Bicycle Plan Not Pursuing
Mass Transit Complete
Condensed Work Week Complete
Telecommuting Not Pursuing
Carpool Matching Not Pursuing
Cash-out of Parking Not Applicable
Carpool Discount Not Applicable
Local Housing Not Pursuing
Prohibiting Idling Not Applicable
Car Sharing Not Pursuing
Credit Status
Sustainability Coordination Complete
Strategic Plan Not Applicable
Physical Campus Plan Not Applicable
Sustainability Plan Not Pursuing
Climate Plan Complete
Credit Status
Innovation 1 Complete
Innovation 2 Complete
Innovation 3 Complete
Innovation 4 Complete

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.