Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.77
Liaison Franklin Lebo
Submission Date May 27, 2022

STARS v2.2

Baldwin Wallace University
PA-2: Sustainability Planning

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 4.00 Franklin Lebo
Assistant Professor of Sustainability
Sustainability
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Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address sustainability in curriculum and/or research?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to academics and the plan(s) in which they are published:
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Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address student, employee, or community engagement for sustainability?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to engagement and the plan(s) in which they are published:
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Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address sustainability in operations?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to operations and the plan(s) in which they are published:

As the BW University Design and Construction Standards reproduced above indicate, BW is committed to a 24% target of optimizing energy performance under Energy and
Atmosphere section of the LEED checklist. To this end, Baldwin Wallace has undertaken a multiplicity of campus energy related projects over a number of years. The following provides an abbreviated list of the larger projects:

(1) Center for Innovation and Growth - Solar Panel Array (https://www.bw.edu/news/2013/cig-solar)

(2) Conservatory of Music - Geothermal Power, $500,000 grant received from the Ohio Department of Development for the upgrade as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act's State Energy Program (https://www.bw.edu/news/2012/conservatory-geothermal-grant)

(3) Durst Welcome Center - Geothermal Power (https://www.bw.edu/news/2011/durst-welcome-center-construction) - LEED Certified

(4) Telfer Hall - Geothermal heating/cooling and energy efficient lighting upgrade (https://www.bw.edu/news/2010/telfer-hall-science-renovation-dedication)

(5) Beech Street Student Housing - Geothermal heating and cooling system (https://www.bw.edu/news/2012/historic-renovation-residence-hall)

(6) Amelia Harding House for Sustainable Living - Geothermal and Solar Powered student living learning laboratory (https://www.bw.edu/news/2012/sustainable-living-harding-house) - Gold LEED Certified

(7) Ernthausen Residence Hall - First geothermal residence hall in Ohio (2005) - Please see the attachment for more information on the specifications of the wells, cost savings, and more.


Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address diversity, equity, and inclusion; sustainable investment/finance; or wellbeing?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to administration and the plan(s) in which they are published:
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Does the institution have a published strategic plan or equivalent guiding document that includes sustainability at a high level? :
No

The institution’s highest guiding document (upload):
Website URL where the institution’s highest guiding document is publicly available:
Which of the following best describes the inclusion of sustainability in the highest guiding document?:
Major theme

The institution's sustainability plan (upload):
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Website URL where the institution's sustainability plan is publicly available:
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Does the institution have a formal statement in support of sustainability endorsed by its governing body?:
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The formal statement in support of sustainability:
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The institution’s definition of sustainability:
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Is the institution an endorser or signatory of the following? :
Yes or No
The Earth Charter ---
The Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI) ---
ISCN-GULF Sustainable Campus Charter ---
Pan-Canadian Protocol for Sustainability ---
SDG Accord ---
Second Nature’s Carbon Commitment (formerly known as the ACUPCC), Resilience Commitment, and/or integrated Climate Commitment ---
The Talloires Declaration (TD) ---
UN Global Compact ---
Other multi-dimensional sustainability commitments (please specify below) ---

A brief description of the institution’s formal sustainability commitments, including the specific initiatives selected above:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability planning efforts is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:

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