Renewable Energy Impact Evaluation (3.0)

This is an optional Innovation & Leadership (IL) credit. IL credits recognize institutions that are seeking innovative solutions to sustainability challenges and demonstrating sustainability leadership in ways that are not otherwise captured in STARS. Scoring in the Innovation and Leadership section is capped at 10 bonus points total.

Credit Language

IL 33: Renewable Energy Impact Evaluation – version 3.0

Questions & Answers

How has this credit changed between STARS Version 2 and Version 3?

This is a new bonus credit in STARS. A comprehensive list of differences can be found in the STARS 3.0 Summary of changes.

Suggestions for Institutions

  • Work with your institution’s energy management team(s) and/or similar to determine whether impact evaluation occurs, and/or to consider pursuing such evaluations.

Potential Data Quality Issues

  • Documentation must be provided that:
    • The institution measures and evaluates avoided emissions and/or community health impacts associated with prospective renewable energy projects; AND 
    • The institution uses this information to prioritize those projects that are particularly effective at reducing emissions or negative health impacts.

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