Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.12
Liaison Ciannat Howett
Submission Date July 25, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Emory University
EN-9: Staff Professional Development

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 2.00 Kelly Weisinger
Office of Sustainability Initiatives
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution make available professional development and training opportunities in sustainability to all staff at least once per year?:

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (the rate of employee participation in sustainability professional development and training)?:

Estimated percentage of regular staff (full-time and part-time) that participates annually in sustainability professional development and training that is either provided or supported by the institution (0, 1-24%, 25-49%, 50-74%, 75% or more):

A brief description of any internal sustainability professional development and training opportunities that the institution makes available to staff:
The Office of Sustainability Initiatives runs a Sustainability Representatives program in which each academic and research building designates a staff or faculty member to participate in training on sustainability. Reps then conduct peer to peer outreach by training and teaching their building occupants about recycling, energy and water saving strategies, sustainable food issues, and other relevant topics. Reps assemble monthly for educational and planning meetings. This program is both a professional development program and a peer to peer outreach tool. As recycling and compost programs are installed in buildings, offices, and departments, waste training is provided by the Office of Sustainability Initiatives and Emory Recycles to ensure that building occupants understand Emory's program and its components. These are scheduled as needed, and always available upon request. Green Offices at Emory and Green Labs at Emory are voluntary programs that train staff on integrating knowledge and skills into Emory's work spaces. Certified Offices and Labs are designated with a public plaque and certificate, and individuals may use an email signature designation their work space certification. Event Planners are given training on sustainable event planning each year in preparation for Commencement, and are offered online training year round on sustainable event planning.

A brief description of any external professional development and training opportunities in sustainability that are supported by the institution(e.g. through payment, reimbursement, or subsidy):
Appropriate Planning, Design, and Construction staff are offered external training on LEED certification, as part of their LEED professional development. All relevant staff attend training and professional development on environmental health and safety requirements and credentials for Emory University and Emory Healthcare.

Estimated percentage of regular staff (full-time and part-time) for which sustainability is included in performance reviews (0, 1-24%, 25-49%, 50-74%, 75% or more) :

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
http://sustainability.emory.edu/page/1067/Green-Labs http://sustainability.emory.edu/page/1069/Green-Offices http://sustainability.emory.edu/page/1070/Sustainable-Events-Certification http://sustainability.emory.edu/page/1027/Sustainability-Representatives

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.