There is no cost to register, however you will need to sign up for a free AASHE user account. Any college or university may participate. Other types of secondary, post-secondary and tertiary educational institutions are also welcome.
Basic access will allow you to track progress, manage data and submit a public report to earn recognition as a STARS Reporter. A subscription is required, however, to monitor your institution’s provisional score and submit for a STARS Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum Rating.
The table below outlines the cost of an initial one-year STARS subscription for AASHE members and non-members. There is a 50 percent renewal discount for all subsequent subscriptions purchased prior to or within 90 days of expiration. Learn more about how to subscribe.
Subscription fees will be increasing beginning January 1, 2020. Learn more about the new fee structure.
|Institution Location||AASHE Member||Non-member|
|OECD Country||$900 USD||$1400 USD|
|Non-OECD Country*||$450 USD||$700 USD|
|Least Developed Country (LDC)*||$225 USD||$350 USD|
* Institutions located in LDCs should apply promo code GLOBAL75 when purchasing a subscription. Institutions located in other non-OECD countries should apply promo code GLOBAL50.
|Use the online STARS Reporting Tool to measure your institution’s current sustainability performance and create a baseline for continuous improvement.||✔||✔|
|Download your institution’s sustainability data to share with stakeholders.||✔||✔|
|Participate in the ongoing development of STARS through governance and other opportunities to provide feedback and help shape the system.||✔||✔|
|Publicly share your institution’s sustainability information and earn recognition as a STARS Reporter.||✔||✔|
|Use the STARS Benchmarking Tool to compare your institution’s performance against other college and universities (AASHE members only).
|Gain recognition in The Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges (U.S. and Canada).||✔||✔|
|Monitor your progress toward a STARS Rating with automated scoring.||✔|
|Receive AASHE staff support to help ensure the accuracy of your public report before it is published.||✔|
|Gain global recognition for your sustainability efforts with a STARS Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum Rating.||✔|
|Gain recognition in Sierra magazine’s Cool Schools ranking (U.S. and Canada) and BestColleges.com’s Greenest Universities ranking (U.S.).||✔|
|Receive recognition in AASHE’s annual Sustainable Campus Index.||✔|
|Access all public STARS data through the STARS API.||✔|