Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 82.07
Liaison Alex Davis
Submission Date March 1, 2018
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Arizona State University
IC-1: Institutional Boundary

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Corey Hawkey
Assistant Director
University Sustainability Practices
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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?:
Present? Included?
Agricultural school No No
Medical school No No
Other professional school with labs and clinics (e.g. dental, nursing, pharmacy, public health, veterinary) Yes Yes
Satellite campus Yes Yes
Farm larger than 5 acres or 2 hectares No No
Agricultural experiment station larger than 5 acres or 2 hectares No No
Hospital No No

The rationale for excluding any features that are present from the institutional boundary:

ASU reports over 89% of its GSF in sustainability metrics (FY17). Exclusions are based on the protocol outlined by the Institutional Boundaries Task Force (see attached).

ASU has excluded the Thunderbird School of Global Management because it is a recent acquisition and will be moved to an ASU building in the near future.

Additional documentation to support the submission :
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

For more information please review ASU's Institutional Boundaries for Sustainability Reporting Task Force Report.

For more information please review ASU's Institutional Boundaries for Sustainability Reporting Task Force Report.

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