Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.46
Liaison Andrew DeMelia
Submission Date May 11, 2022

STARS v2.2

Bryant University
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.60 / 2.00 Robert Dunning
Asst Director Facilities Operations
Campus Management
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Does the institution have a central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution’s sustainability efforts?:
Yes

Website URL for the central sustainability website:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter or social media platform that focuses specifically on campus sustainability?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter or social media platform:

The SustainUs group posts all of their sustainability initiatives and programs on their Instagram page. The site for this information is in the following link:

https://www.instagram.com/sustain_us/


Does the institution have signage that highlights sustainability features on campus?:
Yes

A brief description of the signage that highlights sustainability features on campus:

Recycling collection centers are well marked and streamlined across campus with signage to indicate the recycling locations.

Additionally, the Student Sustainability Ambassadors have created new recycling signage for the residence halls and across campus to better inform the campus community as to what can and cannot be recycled.

In 2017, the Academic Innovation Center was awarded a Silver LEED certification. The AIC is intended to leverage best practices and technology to deliver highly energy efficient and sustainable building performance. In addition to the LEED certification process, the project team worked closely with NGRID, as part of their Advanced Buildings Program. Some of the innovative features include energy saving HVAC controls; a high efficiency HVAC system design; daylight harvesting and low wattage LED lighting design; improved thermal envelope; and high performance glazing. The plaque was unveiled in April 2018. https://www.usgbc.org/projects/bryant-university-aic


Does the institution provide a sustainability walking map or tour?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

Several projects have mapped the walking and running trails on campus, and in some cases have indicated important ecological information.

http://bryantwalkingtrails.wix.com/ecology1

http://kmurrone.wix.com/bryantwalkingtrails#


Does the institution produce a guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:
No

A brief description of the guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:

Guidelines have been developed for effective recycling practices in all campus residence halls, and resident assistants are trained to encourage recycling by residents. Continuing work will take place to establish a model green suite.

The student handbook states the following about trash and recycling:
Trash & Recycling: Each living area has a responsibility to dispose of trash & recyclables properly in designated locations. Residents are not permitted to leave their trash outside their hallway doors. The Resident Director has specific instructions for each area. It is the responsibility of each resident to familiarize themselves with the set of instructions which applies to their living area. Citations/fines may be issued to individual(s) or floors in violation of University policies regarding proper trash/recycling disposal.


A brief description of other comprehensive sustainability outreach materials and publications not covered above:

A Bryant University Sustainability Guidelines document is available from our main edu website.


Additional documentation to support the submission:

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