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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.

Platinum

STARS v2.1

University of New Hampshire

Durham, NH, US


Rating Score Liaison Submission Date Executive Letter
Platinum 85.51 Jennifer Andrews July 27, 2017 Download
UNH offers a wide variety of sustainability-focused and -related courses, academic programs, and co-curricular activities. The Sustainability Institute is involved in different ways in many of these offerings, from collaborating with faculty on courses and ... read more
Credit Status Points
Academic Courses Complete 12.61 / 14.00
Learning Outcomes Complete 8.00 / 8.00
Undergraduate Program Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Graduate Program Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Immersive Experience Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Sustainability Literacy Assessment Complete 4.00 / 4.00
Incentives for Developing Courses Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Campus as a Living Laboratory Complete 4.00 / 4.00
UNH research in sustainability is broad and far-reaching. A leader in areas such as climate change, organic agriculture, marine and freshwater sciences, natural resources, "green" economics and policies, healthcare, and more, UNH research is at ... read more
Credit Status Points
Research and Scholarship Complete 12.00 / 12.00
Support for Research Complete 4.00 / 4.00
Open Access to Research Complete 2.00 / 2.00
UNH is New Hampshire's Land, Sea, and Space Grant University actively engaged in extending its expertise, ideas, and resources to New Hampshire, the New England region, and the world. Our faculty, extension educators, staff ... read more
Credit Status Points
Student Educators Program Complete 4.00 / 4.00
Student Orientation Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Student Life Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Outreach Materials and Publications Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Outreach Campaign Complete 4.00 / 4.00
Assessing Sustainability Culture Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Employee Educators Program Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Employee Orientation Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Staff Professional Development Complete 1.25 / 2.00
UNH is New Hampshire's Land, Sea, and Space Grant University actively engaged in extending its expertise, ideas, and resources to New Hampshire, the New England region, and the world. Our faculty, extension educators, staff ... read more
Credit Status Points
Community Partnerships Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Inter-Campus Collaboration Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Continuing Education Complete 5.00 / 5.00
Community Service Complete 3.57 / 5.00
Participation in Public Policy Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Trademark Licensing Complete 2.00 / 2.00
UNH is a leader in pursuing a sustainable energy future through emissions reduction policies, practices, research, & education. UNH is committed to: - Educating students in all fields about the relationships among human activities, climate, public and ... read more
Credit Status Points
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Complete 8.56 / 10.00
Outdoor Air Quality Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Credit Status Points
Building Operations and Maintenance Complete 2.00 / 5.00
Building Design and Construction Complete 1.83 / 3.00
Credit Status Points
Building Energy Consumption Complete 4.60 / 6.00
Clean and Renewable Energy Complete 2.37 / 4.00
The University of New Hampshire is home to roughly 13,000 undergraduate and 2,500 graduate students. The University Dining facilities feed a large population, serving about 17,000 meals per day (3,400,000 ... read more
Credit Status Points
Food and Beverage Purchasing Complete 0.47 / 6.00
Sustainable Dining Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Credit Status Points
Landscape Management Complete 1.34 / 2.00
Biodiversity Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Credit Status Points
Sustainable Procurement Complete 2.50 / 3.00
Electronics Purchasing Complete 0.85 / 1.00
Cleaning and Janitorial Purchasing Complete 0.67 / 1.00
Office Paper Purchasing Complete 0.58 / 1.00
Under a framework of Transportation Demand Management (TDM), which seeks to reduce our use of single occupancy vehicle private vehicles, UNH takes a holistic approach to sustainable transportation that includes expanded free transit services, increased ... read more
Credit Status Points
Campus Fleet Complete 0.28 / 1.00
Student Commute Modal Split Complete 1.68 / 2.00
Employee Commute Modal Split Complete 0.30 / 2.00
Support for Sustainable Transportation Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Credit Status Points
Waste Minimization and Diversion Complete 3.36 / 8.00
Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion Complete 0.93 / 1.00
Hazardous Waste Management Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Credit Status Points
Water Use Complete 1.58 / 5.00
Rainwater Management Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Credit Status Points
Sustainability Coordination Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Sustainability Planning Complete 4.00 / 4.00
Participatory Governance Complete 2.50 / 3.00
Credit Status Points
Diversity and Equity Coordination Complete 1.89 / 2.00
Assessing Diversity and Equity Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Support for Underrepresented Groups Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Affordability and Access Complete 3.47 / 4.00
Credit Status Points
Committee on Investor Responsibility Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Sustainable Investment Complete 1.81 / 4.00
Investment Disclosure Complete 0.00 / 1.00
Credit Status Points
Employee Compensation Complete 1.49 / 3.00
Assessing Employee Satisfaction Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Wellness Program Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Workplace Health and Safety Complete 1.16 / 2.00
Credit Status Points
Sustainable Dining Certification Complete 0.50 / 0.50
Credit Status Points
Innovation A Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Innovation B Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Innovation C Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Innovation D Complete 1.00 / 1.00

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.