Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 81.81
Liaison Tonie Miyamoto
Submission Date Feb. 25, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.2

Colorado State University
PAE-4: Sustainability Plan

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Nik Olsen
Assistant Director of Administrative Communications
Office of the President
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Does the institution have a sustainability plan that meets the criteria for this credit?:

A brief description of how multiple stakeholder groups were involved in developing the plan:

The University’s three-year planning cycle is designed to assure wide-based campus input into institutional budgets and priorities and to support budgeting that is tied to University strategic planning efforts in a transparent and coherent way. It includes a regular schedule for periodic updates of the strategic plan to reflect new priorities, new environments, new opportunities, and new ideas.

A brief description of the plan’s measurable goals :

Goal 31: To Be a Model Institution for Sustainability, Master Planning, Beautification, and Condition of our Campus Buildings and Grounds

Strategy 31.1: Implement best practices in sustainability, including the use of green building materials and design, the efficient use of energy, and reuse and recycling of materials.

Strategy 31.2 Perform cost-effective controlled maintenance to preserve the integrity and appearance of buildings and grounds, and keep building systems operating efficiently.

Strategy 31.3 Use master planning to promote architectural campus continuity and material qualities.

Strategy 31.4 Construct and renovate high quality facilities to meet campus demands.

Related Metrics
● Annual update of STARS report.
● Implementation of green purchasing policy and increased use of green products and services.
● Annual report to Operations Committee and Cabinet on maintenance, update, and funding of prioritized items on the Controlled Maintenance list.
● Preparation and delivery of Master Plan to Board/CCHE in 2014.
● Progress on maintaining, updating, and funding items on the Physical Development Plan for smaller/medium projects; annual revision and prioritization of larger projects
via Cabinet discussions, presidential recommendations, and Board approval

A brief description of how progress in meeting the plan’s goals is measured:

CSU uses the Sustainability, Energy, and Environment, Advisory Committee to provide an interdisciplinary, transparent, and widely accessible forum in order to provide direct feedback to University Leadership concerning strategic goals related to sustainability.

The website URL where more information about the sustainability plan is available:
The year the plan was developed or last updated:

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