Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 87.10
Liaison Alex Davis
Submission Date March 5, 2020

STARS v2.2

Arizona State University
PRE-2: Points of Distinction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Corey Hawkey
Assistant Director
University Sustainability Practices
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Name of the institution’s featured sustainability program, initiative, or accomplishment:
School of Sustainability

A brief description of the institution’s featured program, initiative, or accomplishment:

Arizona State University’s School of Sustainability is the first comprehensive degree-granting program of its kind in the United States, with a focus on finding real-world solutions to environmental, economic, and social challenges.
Established in 2006, the School is part of the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, which is the hub of ASU’s sustainability initiatives. The institute advances research, education, and business practices for an urbanizing world. The School of Sustainability offers undergraduate and graduate programs and minors, as well as doctoral and professional leadership programs.
We are addressing some of the most critical challenges of our time, and the demand for our graduates is strong. The school’s course of study emphasizes experiential learning, research with faculty, corporate and K-12 work, community service, and leadership development.
The knowledge and solutions that are created today will shape our quality of life as well as future generations–we have an opportunity and an obligation to make our world more sustainable.

URL: https://schoolofsustainability.asu.edu/


Which of the following impact areas does the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Curriculum
Research

Website URL where more information about the accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
AC-3, AC-4

A photograph or document associated with the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment:
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Name of a second highlighted sustainability program/initiative/accomplishment:
ASU Solar

A brief description of the second program/initiative/accomplishment:

Arizona State University has a comprehensive solar program responsible for over 50 MWdc equivalent solar generating capacity development from both on-site and off-site components. The on-site component extends to four campus locations and the ASU Research Park. The off-site component includes a major collaboration between ASU and Arizona Public Service (APS) at APS’s Red Rock, Arizona site. The program includes generating facilities that are owned by third parties and others owned by ASU.

The following provides a brief overview of the on-site and off-site components.

On-site Program Milestones as of June 30, 2019
On-site Solar Generation Capacity: 24.25 MWdc equivalent
On-site Solar kWh Equivalent FY 2019: 39,000,515
On-site Solar Systems: 90
On-site PV Panels Installed: 83,224
On-site CPV Modules Installed: 8,652
On-site Solar Collectors Installed: 7,840
On-site Shaded Parking Spaces: 5,952
On-site Shaded Stadium Seats: 828

ASU solar-system installations on the Tempe, West and Downtown Phoenix campuses are facilitated, in part, by Arizona Public Service's APS Renewable Energy Incentive Program. This program offers financial incentives to customers, such as ASU, who add renewable energy systems to their homes and businesses. The program is funded by APS customers and approved by the Arizona Corporation Commission. Solar-system installations on the Polytechnic campus and ASU Research Park are facilitated, in part, by Salt River Project's SRP EarthWise Commercial Energy Incentive Program. This program offers financial incentives to customers, such as ASU, who add renewable energy systems to their businesses. The program is funded by SRP customers and approved by the Arizona SRP Board.

Off-site Program Milestones as of June 30, 2019:
The ASU Red Rock Solar Project is a collaboration between ASU and APS in which APS constructed and operates a solar energy generating facility at Red Rock, Arizona. Beginning January 2017, ASU has committed to purchase 65,000 MWh per year of solar-generated electricity from APS.

Off-site Solar Generation Capacity: 28.8 MWdc
Off-site Solar kWh FY2019: 65,000,004
Off-site PV Panels Installed: 91,440

Total Solar Program Milestones as of June 30, 2019
Total Solar Generation Capacity: 53.05 MWdc equivalent
Total Solar kWh Equivalent FY2019: 104,000,519
Total Number of PV Panels Installed: 174,664
Total Number of CPV Modules Installed: 8,652
Total Number of Solar Collectors Installed: 7,840
Total Number of Shaded Parking Spaces: 5,952
Total Number of Shaded Stadium Seats: 828


Which impact areas does the second program/initiative/accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Air & Climate
Energy

Website URL where more information about the second program/initiative/accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the second program/initiative/accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
OP-6

A photograph or document associated with the second program/initiative/accomplishment:
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Name of a third highlighted program/initiative/accomplishment:
ASU was awarded 'Seal of Excelencia' for success with Latino students

A brief description of the third program/initiative/accomplishment:

Arizona State University was one of the nine institutions that received the first “Seal of Excelencia” by “Excelencia in Education”. This institution is a non-profit based in Washington that analyzed different metrics around the Latino community at ASU. (https://www.edexcelencia.org/2019-seal-excelencia-recipients).
According to Excelencia in Education, ASU has met the following:
• Positive momentum for Latino student progress,
• Evidence of effectiveness and intentionality in institutional practices serving Latino students,
• Alignment of data and practice in serving Latino students, and,
• Strategies in leadership that clearly articulate institutional focus on advancing Latino student success.
ASU values this accomplishment which reflects the commitment of the institution with inclusion. ASU charter states: “ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes 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”. (https://www.asu.edu/about/charter-mission-and-values).


Which impact areas does the third program/initiative/accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Diversity & Affordability

Website URL where more information about the third program/initiative/accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the third program/initiative/accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
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A photograph or document associated with the third program/initiative/accomplishment:
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