Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.83
Liaison Tom Twist
Submission Date June 12, 2020
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STARS v2.1

Bates College
EN-9: Staff Professional Development

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.75 / 2.00 Tom Twist
Sustainability Manager
Facilities
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Does the institution make available professional development and training opportunities in sustainability to all staff at least once per year?:
Yes

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (the rate of employee participation in sustainability professional development and training)?:
Yes

Estimated percentage of regular staff (full-time and part-time) that participates annually in sustainability professional development and training that is either provided or supported by the institution (0, 1-24%, 25-49%, 50-74%, 75% or more):
50-74%

A brief description of any internal sustainability professional development and training opportunities that the institution makes available to staff:

Our Committee for Environmental Responsibility hosts a roving sustainability training for different departments on integrating sustainability into their work. Every staff department has had this training over the last 3 years.

Every semester our Energy Manager gives training to staff (and students) on heating and building control systems, central steam plant operations, and electricity usage.

We also host Envirolunch talks monthly, with outside speakers on sustainability topics, which are well attended by the staff.


A brief description of any external professional development and training opportunities in sustainability that are supported by the institution(e.g. through payment, reimbursement, or subsidy):

All Facilities Services staff have the opportunity to attend our NNECERAPPA Conference, where whole threads of workshops are devoted to sustainability.

Sustainability, Energy Managers, members of the Committee for Environmental Responsibility, and Facilities staff can attend the annual AASHE conference, and the more regional NECSC conference.

Local Energy conferences - Drive Electric Maine, Maine Sustainable Energy Action Network, Solar Energy Association of Maine, E2Tech, etc. are offered and encouraged for staff.

We offer ongoing LEED credits and certification for staff.


Estimated percentage of regular staff (full-time and part-time) for which sustainability is included in performance reviews (0, 1-24%, 25-49%, 50-74%, 75% or more) :
1-24%

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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