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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 v1.0

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT, US


Rating Score Liaison Submission Date Executive Letter
Expired Expired Myron Willson Aug. 11, 2011 Download

The University of Utah uses the same boundaries for STARS and for ACUPPC reporting and greenhouse gas inventories for consistency. The University’s organizational boundaries were defined based on The Climate Registry’s General Reporting Protocol. The Protocol recommends that institutions choose between two possible approaches: operational or financial control (The Climate Registry, p.13). The University selected the financial control approach after determining that it best reflects the University’s arena of influence in the context of the President’s Climate Commitment. From a practical perspective, this means that the University boundaries include all wholly-owned buildings and land areas, but does not include leased facilities or grounds. Unconditioned spaces such as bus shelters and parking lots were generally excluded from campus built space area totals. According to the financial control approach, the Associated Regional and University Pathologists, Inc. (ARUP), the AirMed Service, and the University of Utah Research Foundation (UURF) are considered University entities and therefore included unless otherwise noted.

Credit Status
Integrated Pest Management Complete
Native Plants Complete
Wildlife Habitat Complete
Tree Campus USA Complete
Snow and Ice Removal Complete
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.