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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating Systemâ„¢ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Silver

STARS v1.1

University at Buffalo

Buffalo, NY, US


Rating Score Liaison Submission Date President's Letter
Silver 55.69 Jim Simon Nov. 20, 2012 Download

Characteristics

Full-time Equivalent Enrollment 24,222
Number of Undergraduate Students 19,395
Number of Graduate Students 9,653
Full-time Equivalent Employees 29,048
Institution type Master
Institutional control Public
Endowment size 511,000,000
Percentage of students that are Residential 35.0
Percentage of students that are Full-time commuter 77.0
Percentage of students that are Part-time commuter 23.0
Percentage of students that are On-line only Not Available
Gross square feet of building space 10,640,000.0
Gross square feet of laboratory space Not Available
Acres of cultivated grounds Not Available
Acres of undeveloped land Not Available
Climate region Mixed-Dry

Campus Features

Feature Is Present? Is Included in Report
Agricultural School No No
Medical School Yes Yes
Pharmacy School Yes Yes
Public Health Yes Yes
Veterinary School No No
Satellite No No
Hospital No No
Farm No No
Agricultural experiment station No No
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 Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Model Room in a Residence Hall Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Themed Housing Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Sustainable Enterprise Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Sustainability Events Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Outdoors Program Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Themed Semester or Year Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Building Operations and Maintenance Complete 2.63 / 7.00
Building Design and Construction Complete 2.66 / 4.00
Indoor Air Quality Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Credit Status Points
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Not Pursuing 0.00 / 14.00
Air Travel Emissions Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Local Offsets Program Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Food and Beverage Purchasing Complete 2.40 / 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 Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Pre-Consumer Food Waste Composting Complete 0.25 / 0.25
PostConsumer Food Waste Composting Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Food Donation Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Recycled Content Napkins Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Reusable Mug Discounts Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Reusable To-Go Containers Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Building Energy Consumption Complete 1.44 / 8.00
Clean and Renewable Energy Complete 0.34 / 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 Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Energy Management System Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Energy Metering Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Integrated Pest Management Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Native Plants Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Wildlife Habitat Complete 0.25 / 0.25
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 2.00 / 2.00
Cleaning Products Purchasing Complete 1.25 / 2.00
Office Paper Purchasing Complete 1.44 / 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 Complete 0.54 / 2.00
Student Commute Modal Split Complete 3.20 / 4.00
Employee Commute Modal Split Complete 0.36 / 3.00
Bicycle Sharing Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Facilities for Bicyclists Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Bicycle Plan Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Mass Transit Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Condensed Work Week Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Telecommuting Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Carpool/Vanpool Matching Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Cash-out of Parking Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Carpool Discount Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Local Housing Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Prohibiting Idling Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Car Sharing Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Waste Reduction Complete 5.00 / 5.00
Waste Diversion Complete 0.47 / 3.00
Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00
Electronic Waste Recycling Program Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Hazardous Waste Management Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Materials Exchange Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Limiting Printing Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Materials Online Complete 0.25 / 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 Complete 2.01 / 7.00
Stormwater Management Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Waterless Urinals Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Building Water Metering Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Non-Potable Water Usage Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Xeriscaping Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Weather-Informed Irrigation Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Sustainability Coordination Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Strategic Plan Complete 6.00 / 6.00
Physical Campus Plan Complete 4.00 / 4.00
Sustainability Plan Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Climate Action Plan Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Credit Status Points
Sustainable Compensation Complete 8.00 / 8.00
Employee Satisfaction Evaluation Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Staff Professional Development in Sustainability Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Sustainability in New Employee Orientation Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Employee Sustainability Educators Program Complete 0.20 / 5.00
Childcare Complete 0.25 / 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 Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Investment Disclosure Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
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 1.12 / 6.00
Community Service Hours Complete 0.56 / 6.00
Sustainability Policy Advocacy Complete 4.00 / 4.00
Trademark Licensing Complete 2.00 / 4.00
Graduation Pledge Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Community Service on Transcripts Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Farmers' Market Complete 0.25 / 0.25
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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