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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 of Tennessee at Knoxville

Knoxville, TN, US


Rating Score Liaison Submission Date President's Letter
Silver 51.13 Preston Jacobsen Oct. 12, 2011 Download

Except where noted, this submission describes sustainability initiatives supported or coordinated by University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UT Knoxville) faculty, staff or students as of December 31, 2010. The submission excludes sustainability initiatives of the UT Space Institute and the UT College of Veterinary Medicine.

Special thanks to UT Knoxville students Matt Freda, Jenica Nelson, John Regan, Maria Rosales and Sara Malley for their assistance with STARS data collection during spring semester 2011. Thanks also to the countless UT Knoxville faculty and staff who provided information in support of the submission.

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Updated on November 8th, 2011 from the following

This submission describes sustainability initiatives supported or coordinated by University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UT Knoxville) faculty, staff or students as of December 31, 2010. The submission excludes sustainability initiatives of the UT Space Institute and the UT College of Veterinary Medicine.

Special thanks to UT Knoxville students Matt Freda, Jenica Nelson, John Regan, Maria Rosales and Sara Malley for their assistance with STARS data collection during spring semester 2011. Thanks also to the countless UT Knoxville faculty and staff who provided information in support of the submission.

Credit Status Points
Student Sustainability Educators Program Complete 1.22 / 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 Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Themed Housing Complete 0.25 / 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 Not Pursuing 0.00 / 7.00
Building Design and Construction Complete 1.50 / 4.00
Indoor Air Quality Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Credit Status Points
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Complete 1.75 / 2.00
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Complete 3.27 / 14.00
Air Travel Emissions Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Local Offsets Program Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Food and Beverage Purchasing Complete 0.12 / 6.00
Trayless Dining Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Vegan Dining Complete 0.00 / 0.25
Trans-Fats Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Guidelines for Franchisees Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Pre-Consumer Food Waste Composting Complete 0.25 / 0.25
PostConsumer Food Waste Composting Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Food Donation Complete 0.25 / 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 0.70 / 8.00
Clean and Renewable Energy Complete 0.03 / 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 Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Native Plants Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Wildlife Habitat Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Tree Campus USA Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Snow and Ice Removal Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Compost Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Computer Purchasing Complete 0.73 / 2.00
Cleaning Products Purchasing Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Office Paper Purchasing Complete 0.08 / 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 0.98 / 2.00
Student Commute Modal Split Complete 1.52 / 4.00
Employee Commute Modal Split Complete 0.54 / 3.00
Bicycle Sharing Complete 0.25 / 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 Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Local Housing Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Prohibiting Idling Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Car Sharing Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Waste Reduction Complete 0.00 / 5.00
Waste Diversion Complete 0.38 / 3.00
Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00
Electronic Waste Recycling Program Not Pursuing 0.00 / 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 Complete 0.25 / 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 5.08 / 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 Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Xeriscaping Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Weather-Informed Irrigation Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Sustainability Coordination Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Strategic Plan Complete 4.00 / 6.00
Physical Campus Plan Complete 4.00 / 4.00
Sustainability Plan Not Pursuing 0.00 / 3.00
Climate Action Plan Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Credit Status Points
Diversity and Equity Coordination Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Measuring Campus Diversity Culture Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Support Programs for Underrepresented Groups Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Support Programs for Future Faculty Complete 4.00 / 4.00
Affordability and Access Programs Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Gender Neutral Housing Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Employee Training Opportunities Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Student Training Opportunities Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
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 Not Pursuing 0.00 / 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 Not Pursuing 0.00 / 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 Complete 0.25 / 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 Complete 7.00 / 7.00
Community Service Participation Complete 0.11 / 6.00
Community Service Hours Complete 0.10 / 6.00
Sustainability Policy Advocacy Not Pursuing 0.00 / 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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