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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 Silver
Overall Score 56.83
Liaison Liz Davey
Submission Date Oct. 13, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Tulane University
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Liz Davey
Director
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee, office, and/or officer that focuses on sustainability broadly and covers the entire institution?:
Yes

A brief description of the activities and substantive accomplishments of the committee(s), office(s), and/or officer(s) during the previous three years:

--Management of the university's climate action planning process.
--Enhancement of and education for Tulane's recycling programs, including annual RecycleMania Resident Hall Challenge competition.
--Participation in design and construction activities to develop and help actualize sustainability goals, including LEED Green Building certification.
--Collaborating with student, staff and faculty on other sustainability initiatives and projects.


Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee?:
No

The charter or mission statement of the committee(s) or a brief description of each committee's purview and activities:
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Members of each committee, including affiliations and role (e.g. staff, student, or faculty):
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The website URL where information about the sustainability committee(s) is available:
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent (FTE) employee?:
Yes

A brief description of each sustainability office:

The Office of Sustainability is part of the University Planning office, and collaborates closely with Facilities Services, Design Services, Capital Projects and Real Estate Group, and Student Affairs. The office provides assistance to any university office, department or member who seek to conduct their work in a more sustainable way. A large part of the work of the Office of Sustainability is completed by student employees and interns.


Full-time equivalent (FTE) of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
1.50

The website URL where information about the sustainability office(s) is available:
Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:
Yes

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Liz Davey, Director, Office of Sustainability

A brief description of each sustainability officer position:

Responsible for design and implementation of campus environmental sustainability initiatives for Tulane students, staff, and faculty. The person in this position will work to enhance environmental sustainability and performance of Tulane buildings and building systems, including reducing energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, and waste, in accordance with best practices in green building design, construction, and operation. In addition, this person will coordinate environmental efforts with Facilities Services, faculty members, deans, department heads, executive administration, students, alumni, and other administrative and operational staff of the University.


The website URL where information about the sustainability officer(s) 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.