The UC Project Management Institute is a Registered Provider with The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Systems. Credit earned on completion of this program will be reported to CES Records for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for non-AIA members are available upon request ([email protected]). This program is registered with the AIA-CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product. Questions related to specific materials, methods and services will be addressed at the conclusion of this presentation. Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) A Tool for Evaluating Campus Sustainability www.aashe.org/stars Goals of STARS Provide a guide for advancing sustainability in all sectors of higher education Enable meaningful comparisons across and within institutions Create incentives for continual improvement Facilitate information sharing Build a stronger, more diverse campus sustainability community Elements of STARS Checklist of indicators (similar to LEED) Two tiers of indicators Thresholds of achievement Guidance and resources Comprehensive – all campus sectors Transparency (public reporting and access) Outside certification optional Rating good for 3 years Participatory development process; pilot phase began in Feb.; version 1.0 in 2009 Rating v. Assessment Assessment: Evaluation of many sustainability practices Able to compare individual metrics No aggregation Rating: Aggregation of many sustainability indicators Point values assigned to allow aggregating Total score (single metric) determines “rating” Why “Rating” Not “Ranking”? A voluntary rating system: Allows for more in-depth questions Provides a clear standard, while ranking creates a moving target Generally more transparent Only gives positive recognition More inclusive Enables collaboration Categories of Credits Education & Research Ex: Curriculum, Research, Co-curricular Ed., Faculty and Staff Development and Training Operations Ex: Buildings, Dining Services, Energy and Climate, Grounds, Waste Management, Purchasing, Transportation Administration & Finance Ex: Community Relations and Partnerships, Diversity, Access, and Affordability, Human Resources, Investment, Planning, Sustainability Infrastructure, Trademark Licensing Sample Credit OP Credit 17: Electronic Waste Recycling Program Criteria Institution has a comprehensive electronic waste (e-waste) recycling and/or reuse program. The program includes collecting all institution-owned electronic products and, at least annually, electronic materials from students. All of the e-waste collected is refurbished, donated, or recycled domestically. Documentation Complete the online STARS submittal form for this credit. The form requests: □ The weight in pounds, volume in cubic yards, or number of electronic materials collected for reuse or recycling □ The destination(s) for collected materials □ A brief description of programs, policies, infrastructure investments, outreach efforts, and/or other components of institution’s e-waste program □ A statement that the submitted information is accurate to the best of a responsible party’s knowledge and contact information for the responsible party Guidance This credit recognizes institutions that have e-waste recycling and/or reuse programs. E-waste typically contains toxic components, such as lead and mercury, that can contaminate soil and groundwater, and have detrimental human health impacts if handled improperly. At the same time, e-waste contains components that can be recycled. Likewise, computers, cellular phones, and other electronic materials can be donated or re-sold at reduced cost to non-profit organizations and community groups. Domestic recycling helps to make sure workers’ basic safety is protected and environmental standards are met. Get Involved in STARS Become a reviewer Join AASHE-Rating update list Information: www.aashe.org/stars Contact: [email protected] This concludes the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Systems Program.