Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.58
Liaison Dennis Carlberg
Submission Date April 26, 2017
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STARS v2.0

Boston University
IN-4: Innovation 4

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:
Institute for Sustainable Energy

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

The Institute for Sustainable Energy was established in 2016 as a resource for Boston University to assist in facilitating the transition into a climate-safe, global energy system. It focuses particularly on the electric industry transformation, global climate change, and sustainable cities. The ISE’s mission is to “ensure that the energy systems of the world provide abundant, sustainable, and universally accessible energy services to both emerging and advanced economies.” To effect this goal, the group is committed to promoting and assisting faculty in their research on sustainable energy. Beyond this, the Institute works to educate students who will help in meeting sustainable energy challenges in their careers. Finally, it seeks to advocate for solutions to energy related challenges through collaborating with parties outside of the University.


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 five):
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Research Yes
Campus Engagement Yes
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Air & Climate Yes
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Energy Yes
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The website URL where information about the innovation is available:

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