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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 77.18
Liaison Claudia Frere-Anderson
Submission Date Oct. 12, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of Washington, Seattle
IC-1: Institutional Boundary

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Claudia Frere-Anderson
Director
UW Sustainability
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Institution type: Associate (i.e., short-cycle), Baccalaureate, Doctoral/Research, or Master's:
Doctoral/Research

Institutional control (Public, Private for-profit, or Private non-profit):
Public

A brief description of the institution’s main campus and other aspects of the institutional boundary used to complete this report:

The institutional boundary for this report includes the Seattle campus as well as the Bothell and Tacoma campuses. Some additional properties owned and/or managed by the UW may be included as well and are identified in the notes section of applicable credit areas.


Which of the following features are present on campus and which are included within the institutional boundary?:
Present? Included?
Agricultural school No No
Medical school Yes Yes
Other professional school with labs and clinics (e.g. dental, nursing, pharmacy, public health, veterinary) Yes Yes
Satellite campus Yes Yes
Farm larger than 5 acres or 2 hectares No No
Agricultural experiment station larger than 5 acres or 2 hectares No No
Hospital Yes Yes

The rationale for excluding any features that are present from the institutional boundary:

Gross Scope 2 GHG emissions from other sources reported as zero elsewhere in this submission because, for the purposes of STARS reporting, we only include contiguous properties that UW owns and manages. Facilities such has Harborview Medical Center and others located throughout the city and may use steam are not owned by UW and thus their GHG emissions are tracked and reported through other agencies or the property owners. Additional examples of exclusions due to this rationale include: Northwest Hospital, Valley Medical Center, UW Medicine Neighborhood Clinics, and The Rome Center. The UW Facilities organization is currently working on a database of all UW-associated buildings and facilities to better understand the institutional boundary for purposes of this submission, as well as other reporting submissions (e.g. to the State of Washington, individual hospitals for Practice Greenhealth, etc.). This rationale applies for all credit areas of this submission unless otherwise noted within the credit area.


Additional documentation to support the submission :
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As of 2017, we are reporting for all three campuses (Seattle, Bothell, Tacoma) unless otherwise noted.

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.