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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 v1.1

University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA, US


Rating Score Liaison Submission Date Executive Letter
Expired Expired Nurit Katz Aug. 2, 2011 Download

This assessment covers UCLA's main campus and off-campus housing. We have excluded the UCLA Health System operations from this assessment. Because STARS is not fully developed to capture the hospital and medical center operations of a large institution such as UCLA (for instance, the weighted campus user figure does not have a way to address patients or beds per day), many universities, including UCLA, have chosen to apply STARS to their main campus, using a scope that does not include their medical centers. However, we do track all of the same operational data for our medical center and UCLA’s Health System is truly a leader in sustainability. Both hospitals, Reagan and Santa Monica, received awards this year from Practice Greenhealth, a national organization focused on hospital sustainability. The Health System is pursuing a number of initiatives to reduce energy use and waste, and has eliminated styrofoam in their dining facilities. We will be reporting on Health System Sustainability separately within our sustainability report and on our site (www.sustain.ucla.edu).

Credit Status
Integrated Pest Management Complete
Native Plants Complete
Wildlife Habitat Complete
Tree Campus USA Not Pursuing
Snow and Ice Removal Not Applicable
Compost 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.