Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 54.99
Liaison Denice Koljonen
Submission Date Feb. 6, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Boston College
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
1.00 / 1.00 Bruce Dixon
Sustainability and Energy Specialist
Facilities
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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:

The STARS Sustainability Survey committee came out of the Campus Sustainability Advisory Panel that had been formed to assure broad coverage of interested parties during the implementation of the Institutional Master Plan. The STARS committee also has representatives from multiple campus departments who are looking at where BC is today and what we can do to continue to make improvements to our sustainability practices across campus.


Members of each committee, including affiliations and role (e.g. staff, student, or faculty):

The panel includes representatives from departments including the Sustainability Office; Earth & Environmental Sciences; Facilities Management; Environmental Health & Safety; Dining Services; Auxiliary Services; Capital Projects Management; Institutional Research, Planning & Assessment; Procurement Services; and Governmental & Community Affairs. Everyone is involved for their respective areas.


Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent (FTE) employee?:
No

A brief description of each sustainability office:

The Sustainability Office is a hub for the many green initiatives on campus. Our successful efforts are a result of the shared commitment among individuals and groups across our community and the formation of partnerships that work toward developing a more sustainable campus.


Full-time equivalent (FTE) of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
1

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

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Sustainability and Energy Management Specialist

Does the institution have a mechanism for broad sustainability coordination for the entire institution (e.g. a campus-wide committee or an officer/office responsible for the entire campus)?:
Yes

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

Manages Sustainability programs for campus and collaborates with Faculty, Staff, and students on planning sustainable initiatives and coordinating activities. Collects data on green initiatives.


Job title of the sustainability officer position:
Sustainability and Energy Management Specialist

Job description for the sustainability officer position:
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Job description for the sustainability officer position:

The Sustainability & Energy Management Specialist will lead the Facilities Management Department on all matters pertaining to Sustainability and Energy Management. The Specialist will advocate for sustainability initiatives and consult with appropriate departments on which conservation and other related programs would be implemented at BC. S/he will track the effectiveness of the measures and will act as a liaison between all University departments and Facilities Management to promote and garner support for sustainability initiatives. The Specialist will supervise student employees or student volunteers. S/he will work closely with the Energy Manager and Director of Environmental Health and Safety in matters relating to sustainability and in ways to effectively reduce Greenhouse gas emissions and reduce our Carbon Footprint. The Specialist will operate the building automation system and metering system under the guidance of the energy manager and with the goal of positively impacting the University’s energy footprint. Create, implement and manage projects or initiatives as assigned.


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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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