STARS 2.1

College of the Atlantic

Bar Harbor, ME, US


Rating Score Valid Through Liaison Submitted Executive Letter
Gold - expired 65.48 Sept. 25, 2021 Heather Albert-Knopp March 30, 2018 Download
Curriculum
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Research
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Credit Status
Research and Scholarship Complete
Support for Research Complete
Open Access to Research Not Pursuing
Campus Engagement
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Public Engagement
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Credit Status
Community Partnerships Not Pursuing
Inter-Campus Collaboration Complete
Continuing Education Not Pursuing
Community Service Complete
Participation in Public Policy Not Pursuing
Trademark Licensing Not Pursuing
Air & Climate
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Credit Status
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Complete
Outdoor Air Quality Complete
Buildings
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Our newest construction, the Kathryn W. Davis Residence Village, is LEED-equivalent according to our architects, though it is not LEED certified.

Credit Status
Building Operations and Maintenance Complete
Building Design and Construction Complete
Energy
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Much of the COA campus incorporates summer "cottages" built on the coast of Maine in the late 1800s. We work to retain their historic presence and attain our desire for sustainability. It is a balancing ... read more
Credit Status
Building Energy Consumption Complete
Clean and Renewable Energy Complete
Food & Dining
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Credit Status
Food and Beverage Purchasing Complete
Sustainable Dining Complete
Grounds
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In keeping with COA's culture of sustainability, COA's oceanfront campus has always been maintained organically. Recently, landscaping has focused on easier organic maintenance, and there has been a move toward focusing on native species and ... read more
Credit Status
Landscape Management Complete
Biodiversity Complete
Purchasing
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Transportation
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COA is located on a bridged island which is also home to Acadia National Park. It is a rural area with a vibrant tourist season. Public transportation consists of the Island Explorer bus system which ... read more
Credit Status
Campus Fleet Complete
Student Commute Modal Split Complete
Employee Commute Modal Split Complete
Support for Sustainable Transportation Complete
Waste
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Water
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Credit Status
Water Use Complete
Rainwater Management Complete
Coordination & Planning
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Diversity & Affordability
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Investment & Finance
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Wellbeing & Work
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Credit Status
Employee Compensation Not Pursuing
Assessing Employee Satisfaction Complete
Wellness Program Not Pursuing
Workplace Health and Safety Not Pursuing

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