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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 68.58
Liaison Mary Ellen Mallia
Submission Date Jan. 15, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University at Albany
IN-4: Innovation 4

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Mary Ellen Mallia
Director of Environmental Sustainability
Finance and Business
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Title or keywords related to the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Peer Review of STARs submission

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

Seven sustainability colleagues from six New York colleges peer reviewed this STARS submission. The following colleagues served as peer reviewers:
Jessica Kozlowski-Russell, Sustainability Engagement Coordinator and Dob Erb, Sustainable Operations Integration, University at Buffalo
Lisa Mitten, Sustainability Coordinator, SUNY New Paltz
Hannah Morgan, Sustainability Coordinator, SUNY Oneonta
Mark Braun, Professor of Liberal Arts, SUNY Cobleskill
Tom Kelly, Senior Energy Office, SUNY Purchase
Mark Bremer, Lecturer of Biology, Green Team Chair, SUNY Poly

Below is a link to comments provided to by each peer reviewer along with the College's response to the comments. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByttbgLTyW9BYi1IUXdtdjRBS2s/view?usp=sharing
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByttbgLTyW9BMlBhNldJcUw0VXM/view?usp=sharing

Below is a link to the letters of support for the STARS submission, one from each peer reviewer
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByttbgLTyW9BNkVMYWVSaFNhT0U/view?usp=sharing
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByttbgLTyW9BbGN1YnJUbTd0aFk/view?usp=sharing
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByttbgLTyW9BSWh5UVdSWDFCMzg/view?usp=sharing
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByttbgLTyW9BWE53Z1RsV1laWkk/view?usp=sharing
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByttbgLTyW9BeE1KaUstSVA4MEE/view?usp=sharing
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByttbgLTyW9BVXlnOGdmNk1zblk/view?usp=sharing


A brief description of any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation (if not reported above):

Increased rigor of data submission
Increased authenticity of data
Increased accountability of UAlbany's STARS report
Improved information sharing across institutions
Continued discussion around STARS completion and review among NY colleagues


A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
Which of the following STARS subcategories does the innovation most closely relate to? (Select all that apply up to a maximum of five):
Yes or No
Curriculum No
Research No
Campus Engagement No
Public Engagement No
Air & Climate No
Buildings No
Dining Services No
Energy No
Grounds No
Purchasing No
Transportation No
Waste No
Water No
Coordination, Planning & Governance Yes
Diversity & Affordability No
Health, Wellbeing & Work No
Investment No

Other topic(s) that the innovation relates to that are not listed above:
Peer Review of STARS Report, Accountability

The website URL where information about the innovation 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.