Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.58
Liaison Dennis Carlberg
Submission Date April 26, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Boston University
IN-1: Innovation 1

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Dennis Carlberg
Associate Vice President for University Sustainability
sustainability@BU
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Title or keywords related to the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Nitrogen Footprinting

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome :

The N-Print tool is designed to serve both individuals and institutions by raising awareness of the effects of nitrogen release into the environment and by promoting the mitigation of such. As the only urban-based university included in the project, Boston University has provided unique insight on sustainability challenges around the topic of nitrogen that others cannot attest to, in particular issues surrounding dining and the procurement of local food products. Participation in this effort has also led BU to calculate its impact and actively strategize ways in which it can pursue a smaller nitrogen footprint. Since entering the cohort of the project, suggestions have been made to shift food consumption habits to more plant based offerings, lower fossil fuel combustion, etc. Such a forward-thinking project serves the betterment of the institution.


A brief description of any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation (if not reported above):
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A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
Which of the following STARS subcategories does the innovation most closely relate to? (Select all that apply up to a maximum of 5):
Yes or No
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Other topic(s) that the innovation relates to that are not listed above:
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The website URL where information about the innovation is available :

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