Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 75.90
Liaison Deborah Steinberg
Submission Date Dec. 6, 2021

STARS v2.2

Carnegie Mellon University
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.50 / 3.00 Barbara Kviz
Environmental Coordinator
Facilities Management Services
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Is the institution currently a member of a national or international higher education sustainability network?:

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) Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium (NECSC) Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) University Global Coalition (UGC)

Does the institution actively participate in a regional, state/provincial, or local higher education sustainability network?:

The name of the regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network(s):
Green Building Alliance, Pittsburgh 2030 District Higher Education Climate Consortium (HECC)

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

A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):
CMU staff presented at AASHE's 2020 GCSHE. The presentation was titled "The Voluntary University Review: Linking AASHE STARS to the Sustainable Development Goals".

Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to an external higher education sustainability resource center or awards program?:

A list or brief description of the sustainability resource center or awards program and submission(s):
In April 2021, CMU applied for the Voluntary University Review of the SDGS to receive the NACUBO Awards for the Excellence in Sustainability Award, which recognizes institutions for a specific innovation, process, or program that advances environmental sustainability in higher education or progress toward a more environmentally sustainable future.

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

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?:

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:

Has the institution had employees or students serving as peer reviewers of another institution’s sustainability data and/or STARS submission during the previous three years?:

A brief description of the peer review activities:

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

Website URL where information about the institution’s inter-campus collaborations is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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