|Submission Date||Feb. 27, 2017|
Arizona State University
IC-1: Institutional Boundary
University Sustainability Practices
Institution type: Associate (i.e., short-cycle), Baccalaureate, Doctoral/Research, or Master's:
Institutional control (Public, Private for-profit, or Private non-profit):
A brief description of the institution’s main campus and other aspects of the institutional boundary used to complete this report:
ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom we exclude, but rather by whom we include and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves.
ASU established an Institutional Boundaries Task Force in 2016 to review and establish the institutional boundaries for sustainability reporting. ASU builds off of The Climate Registry's Protocol and uses the Operational Control methodology.
For ASU’s boundary purposes, operational control will be defined as ASU’s substantial authority to make improvements to the sustainability impacts of the facility. That is, the energy and water efficiency, the waste generation and disposition, and the use of chemical pesticides and fertilizers on the landscaping (ASU must have authority over at least 2 of the 3).
Which of the following features are present on campus and which are included within the institutional boundary?:
|Other professional school with labs and clinics (e.g. dental, nursing, pharmacy, public health, veterinary)||Yes||Yes|
|Farm larger than 5 acres or 2 hectares||No||No|
|Agricultural experiment station larger than 5 acres or 2 hectares||No||No|
The rationale for excluding any features that are present from the institutional boundary:
ASU reports over 92.5% of its GSF in sustainability metrics. Exclusions are based on the protocol outlined by the Institutional Boundaries Task Force (see attached).
ASU has excluded the Thunderbird School of Global Management at this time. It will be reevaluated in Fiscal Year 2017. It is being excluded because it is a recent acquisition that is not fully integrated into ASU reporting systems. This has created data acquisition issues for Fiscal Year 2016 as well as a baseline year.
Additional documentation to support the submission :
For more information please review ASU's Institutional Boundaries for Sustainability Reporting Task Force Report.
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE
staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.