Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.82
Liaison Sandy DeJohn
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Binghamton University
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Sandy DeJohn
Utilities Manager / Sustainability Coordinator
Physical Facilities
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Is the institution an active member of a national or international sustainability network?:
Yes

The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)
World Climate Change Challenge, LLC (WCCC)


Is the institution an active member of a regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network?:
Yes

The name of the regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network(s):

New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG)
New York Consortium of Sustainability in Higher Education (NYCSHE)
Southern Tier Solar Works
SUNY Sustainability Coalition
New York Battery Energy Storage Technologies (NY-BEST)


Has the institution presented at a sustainability conference during the previous year? :
Yes

A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):

NY-BEST (New York Battery and Energy Storage) Fall Technology Conference September 2018 - Dr Stanley Whittingham presented "Battery Technologies: The Past, Present, and Future". Assistant Professor John Zhang presented "Development of a Low-Cost Behind-The-Meter Storage System".
NYSERDA 76West Open House, July 2018 - Hosted an open house and project competition at our Koffman Southern Tier Clean Energy Incubator.
SUNY Sustainability Coalition Meeting, November 2018 - Utilities Manager S. DeJohn presented the New York Higher Ed Large Scale Renewable Energy project with 20 other New York campuses.


Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to a sustainability awards program that is inclusive of multiple campuses? :
No

A list or brief description of the awards program(s) and submission(s):
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Has the institution had staff, students or faculty serving on a board or committee of a sustainability network or conference during the previous three years? :
Yes

A list or brief description of the board or committee appointment(s):

Alex Hagen is the Clean Energy Program Director of our Southern Tier Clean Energy Incubator which offers a full suite of mentoring, networking, training and technical support to new clean energy companies.
Pamela Mischen, associate professor of public administration, is a member of the board of trustees of Roberson Museum and Science Center and the advisory board of the Healthy Lifestyles Coalition of United Way of Broome County.


Does the institution have an ongoing mentoring relationship with another institution through which it assists the institution with its sustainability reporting and/or the development of its sustainability program?:
No

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:
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Has the institution had staff, faculty, or students serving as peer reviewers of another institution’s sustainability data (e.g. GHG emissions or course inventory) and/or STARS submission during the previous three years?:
Yes

A brief description of the peer review activities:

in Fall of 2017, a Sustainable Communities masters degree course PAFF516 required students to review AASHE STARS reports from BU and other SUNY campuses to benchmark our performance. Students were assigned specific STARS categories to perform SWAT analysis on BU's sustainability efforts. A final report was used to develop BU's Sustainability Plan.


Has the institution participated in other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year, e.g. joint planning or resource sharing with other institutions? :
Yes

A brief description of other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year:

Binghamton is a leading member of a consortium, New York Higher Education Large Scale Renewable Energy Project, to initiate a large renewable energy procurement process for multiple public and private colleges and universities. Binghamton is one of the five steering committee members to review technical data and member inputs to guide decision making processes. The goal is to procure long term power supply from new renewable energy projects while managing price risk of wholesale electric price.


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