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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 v1.2

Western Washington University

Bellingham, WA, US


Rating Score Liaison Submission Date President's Letter
Silver 61.29 Seth Vidana Feb. 6, 2013 Download

Characteristics

Full-time Equivalent Enrollment 13,424
Number of Undergraduate Students 12,703
Number of Graduate Students 721
Full-time Equivalent Employees 2,076
Institution type Baccalaureate
Institutional control Public
Endowment size 9,095,442
Percentage of students that are Residential 27.1
Percentage of students that are Full-time commuter 62.497
Percentage of students that are Part-time commuter 10.4
Percentage of students that are On-line only 0.003
Gross square feet of building space 3,461,000.0
Gross square feet of laboratory space 314,804.0
Acres of cultivated grounds 49.62
Acres of undeveloped land 20.07
Climate region Marine

Campus Features

Feature Is Present? Is Included in Report
Agricultural School No No
Medical School No No
Pharmacy School No No
Public Health No No
Veterinary School No No
Satellite No No
Hospital No No
Farm No (5.0 acres) Yes
Agricultural experiment station No No

Additional Details

The geographic scope of our analysis covers all Western Washington University owned property. This covers on and off campus facilities across Washington state including:

-All WWU academic,administrative, auxiliary,and residential buildings

-Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies

-WWU's portion of the Arboretum

-The historic armory building

-Hannegan Environmental Center

-Shannon Point Marine Center (Anacortes)

-Mosquito Pass (San Juan Island)

-Canyon Lake Creek Community Forest

-Viqueen Lodge (Sinclair Island)

-Alger Peat Bog

-Lincoln Creek Transportation Center

-Lakewood Facility

Credit Status Points
Student Sustainability Educators Program Complete 5.00 / 5.00
Student Sustainability Outreach Campaign Complete 5.00 / 5.00
Sustainability in New Student Orientation Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Sustainability Outreach and Publications Complete 4.00 / 4.00
Student Group Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Organic Garden Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Model Room in a Residence Hall Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Themed Housing Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Sustainable Enterprise Not Pursuing 0.00 / 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 0.70 / 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 4.29 / 14.00
Air Travel Emissions Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Local Offsets Program Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Food and Beverage Purchasing Complete 3.00 / 6.00
Trayless Dining Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Vegan Dining Complete 0.25 / 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 Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Food Donation Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Recycled Content Napkins Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Reusable Container Discounts Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Reusable To-Go Containers Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Building Energy Consumption Complete 1.37 / 8.00
Clean and Renewable Energy Complete 0.07 / 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 Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Energy Management System Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Energy Metering Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Integrated Pest Management Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Native Plants Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Wildlife Habitat Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Tree Campus USA Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Snow and Ice Removal Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Landscape Waste Composting Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Computer Purchasing Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Cleaning Products Purchasing Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Office Paper Purchasing Complete 1.43 / 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 0.05 / 2.00
Student Commute Modal Split Complete 3.56 / 4.00
Employee Commute Modal Split Complete 1.35 / 3.00
Bicycle Sharing Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Facilities for Bicyclists Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Mass Transit Programs 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 Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Local Housing Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Prohibiting Idling Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Car Sharing Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Waste Reduction Complete 3.52 / 5.00
Waste Diversion Complete 0.77 / 3.00
Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion Complete 0.87 / 1.00
Electronic Waste Recycling Program Complete 0.50 / 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 Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Move-In Waste Reduction Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Move-Out Waste Reduction Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Water Consumption Complete 7.00 / 7.00
Stormwater Management Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Waterless Urinals Not Pursuing 0.00 / 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 Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Sustainability Coordination Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Strategic Plan Complete 2.00 / 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 Not Pursuing 0.00 / 4.00
Affordability and Access Programs Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Gender Neutral Housing Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Employee Training Opportunities Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Student Training Opportunities Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Credit Status Points
Sustainable Compensation Complete 8.00 / 8.00
Employee Satisfaction Evaluation Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Staff Professional Development in Sustainability Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Sustainability in New Employee Orientation Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Employee Sustainability Educators Program Complete 1.03 / 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 Investor Responsibility Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Shareholder Advocacy Complete 5.00 / 5.00
Positive Sustainability Investments Complete 9.00 / 9.00
Student-Managed Sustainable Investment Fund Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Sustainable Investment Policy Complete 0.25 / 0.25
Investment Disclosure Not Pursuing 0.00 / 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 Not Pursuing 0.00 / 7.00
Community Service Participation Complete 2.09 / 6.00
Community Service Hours Complete 1.65 / 6.00
Sustainability Policy Advocacy Not Pursuing 0.00 / 4.00
Trademark Licensing Complete 4.00 / 4.00
Graduation Pledge Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Community Service on Transcripts Not Pursuing 0.00 / 0.25
Farmers' Market Not Pursuing 0.00 / 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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