Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.73
Liaison Megan Litke
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
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American University
PAE-4: Sustainability Plan

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Chris O'Brien
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have a sustainability plan that meets the criteria for this credit?:

A brief description of how multiple stakeholder groups were involved in developing the plan:

The Office of Sustainability lead the development of AU's first comprehensive Sustainability Plan in collaboration with the Sustainability Project Team. The team is comprised of students, faculty and staff.

A brief description of the plan’s measurable goals :

The plan reviews achievements and sets goals for research and education, operations and communications. A few of the plan's many goals are: achieving carbon neutrality by 2020; Zero Waste by 2015; 30 existing buildings certified to LEED silver or better by 2012.

A brief description of how progress in meeting the plan’s goals is measured:

The carbon plan (published May 2010) and zero waste plan (draft 2011 plan) have benchmarks to meet on the way to zero.

The website URL where more information about the sustainability plan is available:
The year the plan was developed or last updated:

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