Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.69
Liaison Barbara Kviz
Submission Date Feb. 7, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Carnegie Mellon University
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Barbara Kviz
Environmental Coordinator
Facilities Management Services
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Is the institution an active member of a national or international sustainability network?:
Yes

The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):

World Economic Forum International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) - Global Universities Leaders Forum (GULF) Charter, US Green Building Alliance (USGBC), Assoc. for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium (NECSC).


Is the institution an active member of a regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network?:
Yes

The name of the regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network(s):

Green Building Alliance, Pittsburgh 2030 District, Higher Education Climate Consortium.


Has the institution presented at a sustainability conference during the previous year? :
Yes

A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):

CMU staff and students were presenters at the 2018 AASHE Conference held in Pittsburgh. Since we were a host institution, CMU had a display in the Expo Hall which was continually staffed by members of our campus sustainability community. As part of the conference program, we also gave a tour of our new LEED Tepper Business School building on the main campus.


Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to a sustainability awards program that is inclusive of multiple campuses? :
Yes

A list or brief description of the awards program(s) and submission(s):

Sustainability Weekend 2017 Case Study is included in the 2018 WEF-GULF ISCN Report: Educating with Purpose
https://www.international-sustainable-campus-network.org/resources/iscn-sustainable-campus-best-practices


Has the institution had staff, students or faculty serving on a board or committee of a sustainability network or conference during the previous three years? :
Yes

A list or brief description of the board or committee appointment(s):

This list is a fraction of our campus community engagement in sustainability organizations; Bike Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, Allegheny County Green Action Team, Thomas Merton Center, Mt. Lebanon Environmental Sustainability Board.


Does the institution have an ongoing mentoring relationship with another institution through which it assists the institution with its sustainability reporting and/or the development of its sustainability program?:
No

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:
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Has the institution had staff, faculty, or students serving as peer reviewers of another institution’s sustainability data (e.g. GHG emissions or course inventory) and/or STARS submission during the previous three years?:
No

A brief description of the peer review activities:
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Has the institution participated in other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year, e.g. joint planning or resource sharing with other institutions? :
Yes

A brief description of other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year:

Carnegie Mellon supported the 2018 AASHE Conference held in Pittsburgh by becoming a Host Sponsor. Several faculty, staff and students engaged in the conference and the President of the university sent a welcome message to the conference attendees.


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