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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 66.39
Liaison Maria Kirrane
Submission Date July 20, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University College Cork - National University of Ireland, Cork
IN-25: Innovation B

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Pat Mehigan
Energy Manager
Buildings and Estates
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Saver Saves scheme

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

The Saver Saves scheme is part of the university's ISO50001 certification. The scheme involves targeting the departments and/or buildings within the university that are "significant energy users". The annual energy budget is then devolved to these departments and a team is put together to drive energy efficiency and savings projects. The monetary savings made then remain with the department to be reinvested in future environmental projects. There are currently 7 teams across the university at various stages of this scheme.


Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Campus Enagement
Buildings
Energy

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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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.