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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 69.60
Liaison Shanna Eller
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University of North Carolina, Greensboro
AC-8: Campus as a Living Laboratory

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Aaron Allen
Asst. Professor
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Is the institution utilizing the campus as a living laboratory for multidisciplinary student learning and applied research in the following areas?:
Yes or No
Air & Climate Yes
Buildings Yes
Dining Services/Food Yes
Energy Yes
Grounds Yes
Purchasing Yes
Transportation Yes
Waste Yes
Water Yes
Coordination, Planning & Governance ---
Diversity & Affordability ---
Health, Wellbeing & Work ---
Investment ---
Public Engagement Yes
Other ---

A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Air & Climate and the positive outcomes associated with the work:

The course "Introduction to Sustainability Studies" requires a group project, worth approximately one third of the course grade, that uses the campus as a living laboratory. Every group is required to relate their project to climate change.


A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Buildings and the positive outcomes associated with the work:

The course "Introduction to Sustainability Studies" requires a group project, worth approximately one third of the course grade, that uses the campus as a living laboratory. Some projects deal with building systems.

The Department of Interior Architecture has developed an extensive repository of sustainable building materials that may be used in design projects.


A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Dining Services/Food and the positive outcomes associated with the work:

The course "Introduction to Sustainability Studies" requires a group project, worth approximately one third of the course grade, that uses the campus as a living laboratory. Each semester projects deal with improving the sustainability of dining services.


A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Energy and the positive outcomes associated with the work:

The course "Introduction to Sustainability Studies" requires a group project, worth approximately one third of the course grade, that uses the campus as a living laboratory. Each semester projects deal with decreasing the amount of energy used on campus.


A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Grounds and the positive outcomes associated with the work:

The course "Introduction to Sustainability Studies" requires a group project, worth approximately one third of the course grade, that uses the campus as a living laboratory. Each semester projects deal with ways the grounds crew can be more sustainable.


A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Purchasing and the positive outcomes associated with the work:

The course "Introduction to Sustainability Studies" requires a group project, worth approximately one third of the course grade, that uses the campus as a living laboratory. Each semester projects deal with ways the university can make purchases that pursue sustainability related goals.


A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Transportation and the positive outcomes associated with the work:

The course "Introduction to Sustainability Studies" requires a group project, worth approximately one third of the course grade, that uses the campus as a living laboratory. Each semester projects deal with ways campus transportation can become more sustainable.


A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Waste and the positive outcomes associated with the work:

The course "Introduction to Sustainability Studies" requires a group project, worth approximately one third of the course grade, that uses the campus as a living laboratory. Each semester projects deal with ways to improve recycling rates and decreasing waste production.


A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Water and the positive outcomes associated with the work:

The course "Introduction to Sustainability Studies" requires a group project, worth approximately one third of the course grade, that uses the campus as a living laboratory. Each semester projects deal with ways to diminish the amount of water used on campus.


A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Coordination, Planning & Governance and the positive outcomes associated with the work:
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A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Diversity & Affordability and the positive outcomes associated with the work:
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A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Health, Wellbeing & Work and the positive outcomes associated with the work:
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A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Investment and the positive outcomes associated with the work:
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A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Public Engagement and the positive outcomes associated with the work:

The course "Introduction to Sustainability Studies" requires a group project, worth approximately one third of the course grade, that uses the campus as a living laboratory. Each semester projects deal with ways to engage the campus community and the public via public art installations with environmental messaging.


A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory in Other areas and the positive outcomes associated with the work:
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The website URL where information about the institution’s campus as a living laboratory program or projects 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.