Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 33.30
Liaison Bo Solomon
Submission Date March 31, 2021
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STARS v2.1

Drexel University
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 3.00 Korin Tangtrakul
Sustainability Manager
Sustainable Water Resources Engineering Lab
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
Green Building United 2030 District

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? :
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe?:
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus?:
The partnership simultaneously supports social equity and wellbeing, economic prosperity, and ecological health

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
Not Sure

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above:

Drexel is a property partner for the Philadelphia 2030 District, a voluntary effort by the owners, managers, and developers of the city’s largest buildings to achieve deep reductions in energy use, water use, transportation emissions, and to improve stormwater management.

The initiative seeks to improve efficiency in Philadelphia buildings with goals to lower costs, reduce carbon emissions, improve indoor air quality and tenant comfort, and enhance the resiliency of the city’s new and existing building stock.

Property partners are building owners and/or managers who commit property to meet the district goals. Community partners are government, non-profit, and civic organizations that provide support and expertise for the district. Resource partners are energy services companies, utilities, and professional firms that provide expertise, deliver services, and sponsor the district.

The 2020 Annual Report can be found here:
https://greenbuildingunited.org/uploads/attachments/ckjoq84cm1j9eeuu05tzoxbzj-2020-annual-report-slides.pdf


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
Delaware River Watershed Initiative

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (2nd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (2nd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (2nd partnership):
The partnership supports at least one, but not all three, dimensions of sustainability

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (2nd partnership) (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
Not Sure

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (2nd partnership):

An ambitious effort is underway to protect and restore the Delaware River Basin’s water quality and overall ecological health. Kick-started by a $35 million commitment by the William Penn Foundation, the Delaware River Watershed Initiative (DRWI) is targeting eight “clusters” within the basin for conservation investment.

More than 50 leading nonprofits have joined together, aligning priorities for land protection and restoration projects and assessing water quality impacts using standardized methods. Partners are focusing on reducing agricultural runoff and urban stormwater in areas of lesser water quality, and they are protecting headwaters, forests, and groundwater reserves where water quality is high. Coordination among the many partners will allow the first-ever collection, synthesis, and analysis of data from sites across the basin, generating critical information on what works in river protection and restoration.

https://ansp.org/research/environmental-research/projects/watershed-protection-program/


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
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Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (3rd partnership):
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Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (3rd partnership):
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Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (3rd partnership):
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Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (3rd partnership) (Yes, No, or Unknown):
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A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (3rd partnership):
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A brief description of the institution’s other community partnerships to advance sustainability:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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