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

STARS v2.2

Bryant University
PRE-2: Points of Distinction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Andrew DeMelia
Asst. Vice President of Facilities
Facilities
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Name of the institution’s featured sustainability program, initiative, or accomplishment:
Sustainability Committee

A brief description of the institution’s featured program, initiative, or accomplishment:

Bryant University established the Sustainability Committee in 2008. The committee represents a cross section of faculty, staff and students. Initiatives developed by the committee are sent to the President and his cabinet for review and approval. Reference to the work by the Sustainability Committee will be found throughout this submittal.


Which of the following impact areas does the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Campus Engagement
Public Engagement
Coordination & Planning

Website URL where more information about the accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
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A photograph or document associated with the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment:
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Name of a second highlighted sustainability program/initiative/accomplishment:
Walking Trails

A brief description of the second program/initiative/accomplishment:

Bryant University has developed walking trails through wooded parts of campus that provide faculty, students and staff the opportunity to enjoy exercise outdoors. We have added interactive signage to the trails to highlight native species of animals and plants that live in our area.

The trails are used for academic programs, as well. Vernal pools and ponds are studied in our Environmental Science curriculum as part of an interactive teaching method.

The goal of the University is to reduce our carbon footprint by maintaining healthy trees across campus. Future building plans all have designated wetlands identified and environmental studies will be conducted.


Which impact areas does the second program/initiative/accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Food & Dining
Waste
Coordination & Planning

Website URL where more information about the second program/initiative/accomplishment may be found:
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STARS credit in which the second program/initiative/accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
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A photograph or document associated with the second program/initiative/accomplishment:
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Name of a third highlighted program/initiative/accomplishment:
Net Metering Credits

A brief description of the third program/initiative/accomplishment:

Bryant University has invested in off-site solar farms in three locations throughout Rhode Island. Our investment in these farms provides alternative energy to the electrical grid serving Rhode Island without removing trees for installation on our campus. Bryant is one of multiple private colleges and universities in Rhode Island that has invested in the solar farms, each taking a majority share of a solar farm consumption. Bryant University is committed to a share of up to 80% of total consumption of the university from the Rhode Island solar farm production.


Which impact areas does the third program/initiative/accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Air & Climate
Energy
Investment & Finance

Website URL where more information about the third program/initiative/accomplishment may be found:
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STARS credit in which the third program/initiative/accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
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A photograph or document associated with the third program/initiative/accomplishment:
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