Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.87
Liaison Kat Davis
Submission Date July 16, 2021

STARS v2.2

Boise State University
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Kat Davis
Sustainability Coordinator
Campus Sustainability
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee?:
Yes

The charter or mission statement of the committee(s) or a brief description of each committee's purview and activities:

TThe Sustainability Governance Council will provide guidance and make recommendations to university leadership regarding campus sustainability priorities. Working with student groups as appropriate, the Council will form a collective vision for sustainability and coordinate the annual data collection and reporting under the AASHE Stars system. Support will be provided by the Campus Sustainability Office.

The Sustainability in Academics and Research Subcommittee will coordinate data collection and reporting under AASHE STARS categories of Academics and Research, including but not limited to information related to sustainability in academic courses, learning outcomes, undergraduate and graduate programs, literacy, and research.

Chair will serve as the Subcommittee’s representative to the SGC. Inaugural Chair will be designated by the COO. Future Chairs will be elected from among the members. Support will be provided by the Campus Sustainability Office.

The Sustainability Engagement Subcommittee will coordinate data collection and reporting under AASHE STARS category of Engagement, which includes but is not limited to sustainability across all aspects of campus life for employees and students plus outreach, culture, professional development, community partnerships and community service.

Chair will serve as the Subcommittee’s representative to the SGC. Inaugural Chair will be designated by the COO. Future Chairs will be elected from among the members. Support will be provided by the Campus Sustainability Office.

The Sustainability in Operations Subcommittee will coordinate data collection and reporting under AASHE STARS category of Operations, which includes but is not limited to emissions, buildings, energy, food/dining, grounds, purchasing, transportation, waste and water.

Chair will serve as the Subcommittee’s representative to the SGC. Inaugural Chair will be designated by the COO. Future Chairs will be elected from among the members. Support will be provided by the Campus Sustainability Office.


Members of each committee, including affiliations and role:

Sustainability Governance Council
John Gardener, Director of Energy Efficiency Research Institute at Idaho’s Center for Advanced Energy Studies - Faculty Co-Chair
Suzy Arnette, Director of Environmental Health, Safety & Sustainability - Non-Academic Staff Co-Chair
Krishna Pakala, Assistant Professor Mechanical & Biomedical Engineering - Faculty Representative
Jen Pierce, Associate Professor Geosciences - Faculty Representative
Cheyon Sheen, Government Relations ASBSU - Student Representative
Emily Her, Campus Sustainability Community Development Coordinator - Student Representative
Kathleen Araujo, Director of the Energy Policy Institute and Associate Professor, SPS - Sustainability in Academics and Research Chair
Catherine Weitz, Director of Human Resources Operations - Non-Academic Staff, Sustainability Engagement Co-Chair
Eric Scott, Associate VP for Student Affairs - Non-Academic Staff, Sustainability Engagement Co-Chair
Barbara Beagles, Director of Facilities, Operations & Maintenance - Non-Academic Staff - Sustainability in Operations Co-Chair
Barry Burbank, Senior Financial Analyst Budget Office - Non-Academic Staff - Sustainability in Operations Co-Chair
Emily Burns, Non-academic staff - Admin support for Sustainability Governance Council
Kat Davis, Sustainability Coordinator -Non-Academic Staff Support for Sustainability Governance Council
Morgan Brummund - Alumni Representative

Academics and Research Subcommittee
Kathleen Araujo, Director of the Energy Policy Institute and Associate Professor, SPS - Sustainability in Academics and Research Chair
David Wilkins, Chair of the University Curriculum Committee, Academic Staff, or designee
Susan Shadle, AVP for Undergraduate Studies, Academic Staff, or designee
Scott Lowe, Dean of the Graduate College, Academic Staff, or designee
Harold Blackman, VP for Research and Economic Development, Academic Staff, or designee
Todd Otanicar, Director of CAES Energy Efficiency Research Institute, Academic Staff, or designee
Kodi Romero, Representative, Blue Sky Institute, Non-academic staff
Kat Davis, Sustainability Coordinator - Non-academic staff -Support for Sustainability Governance Council
Emily Her, Student Representative
Additional faculty, staff and students and community members appointed by the COO as appropriate

Engagement Subcommittee
Catherine Weitz, Director of Human Resources - Co-Chair, Non-academic staff
Eric Scott, AVP for Student Affairs - Co-Chair, Non-academic staff
Greg Hahn - AVP for Communications and Marketing, or designee, non-academic staff
AVP of Campus Services, or designee
Vice Provost for Equity and Inclusion, or designee
Holly Levin, College of Health Sciences Bronco Fit representative non-academic staff
Director of Housing and Residence Life, or designee
Katie Matthews, Executive Director, Extra Mile Arena, or designee, non-academic staff
Bob Carney, Director of Athletics, or designee, non-academic staff
Mike Stefancic, Director of Service Learning, or designee, non-academic staff
Alison Bilgic, VP for Advancement, or designee, non-academic staff
Emily Her, Student representative
Additional faculty, staff and students and community members appointed by the COO as appropriate

Planning and Operations Subcommittee
Barbara Beagles, Director of Facilities, Operations and Maintenance - Co-Chair, non-academics staff
Barry Burbank, Sustainability in Operations Co-Chair, Senior Financial Analyst Budget Office - Co-Chair, non-academic staff
Ann Wozniak, University Architect and Director of Architectural and Engineering Services, non-academics staff, or designee
Brian Emtman, Energy Manager, non-academics staff
Dining Director, or designee
Gabe Bishop, Landscape Manager, non-academics staff
Aaron Culver, Director, Transportation, Parking and Safety Systems, non-academics staff, or designee
Jon Scaggs, Director, Environmental Health, Safety and Sustainability, non-academics staff, or designee
Kevin Israel, Housing and Residence Life Assistant Director of Operations and Maintenance, non-academics staff
Kenneth Kline, AVP of Budget and Planning, non-academics staff, or designee
Kallee Weisel, Student Representative
Additional faculty, staff and students and community members appointed by the COO as appropriate


Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent employee?:
Yes

A brief description of each sustainability office:

Environmental Health, Safety and Sustainability ensures the safety of the campus, its grounds and people, while also striving towards the best sustainability practices. Within EHSS, the department of Boise State Campus Sustainability builds empowered, equitable, resilient communities by facilitating education, diverse collaboration, and civic engagement to create an ever-growing healthy and sustainable university.

The Extra Mile Arena office of Operations includes housekeeping services as well as sustainable operations to run the arena as efficiently as possible, implementing programs to save energy, water, and waste.

Facilities Operations and Maintenance supports the university’s strategic mission by professionally maintaining safe, functional and attractive facilities and grounds, while also providing quality support services to the campus community. FOM prioritizes waste diversion, water conservation, and energy efficiency in its operations when possible.


Full-time equivalent of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
3

Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:
Yes

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Kat Davis, Sustainability Coordinator and Environmental Compliance Specialist; Katie Matthews, Assistant Director of Housekeeping/Sustainability & Energy Management; Brian Entman, Energy Manager

Does the institution have a mechanism for broad sustainability coordination for the entire institution?:
Yes

A brief description of the activities and substantive accomplishments of the institution-wide coordinating body or officer during the previous three years:

The Office of Campus Sustainability, situated within Campus Operations under Environmental Health, Safety, and Sustainability, serves the entire campus in coordinating student engagement, education, and campus planning in sustainability. This office has developed volunteer opportunities for students, faculty, staff, and interested community members to actively divert waste from the landfill at large events, First Year Orientation, and in the residence halls. In addition, Campus Sustainability has supported and coordinated the development of the Sustainability Governance Council, an interdisciplinary campus-wide decision making body to drive the future of Boise State’s sustainability mission.


Job title of the sustainability officer position:
Sustainability Coordinator and Environmental Compliance Specialist

Job description for the sustainability officer position:
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Job title of the sustainability officer position (2nd position):
Assistant Director of Housekeeping/Sustainability & Energy Management

Job description for the sustainability officer position (2nd position):
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Job title of the sustainability officer position (3rd position):
Energy manager

Job description for the sustainability officer position (3rd position):
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Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability coordination is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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