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 fees for a one-year STARS subscription for AASHE members and non-members. To encourage ongoing participation, renewal subscriptions (i.e., those that are purchased within 90 days of the expiration of a previous subscription) receive a discount of 40 percent. Learn more about how to subscribe.
|Subscription||$975 USD||$1525 USD|
|Renewal||$585 USD||$915 USD|
Institutions in Least Developed Countries (LDCs) are eligible for a 75 percent discount (apply promo code GLOBAL75), while institutions in other non-OECD countries are eligible for a 50 percent discount (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.||✔|