Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 79.77
Liaison Josh Lasky
Submission Date April 4, 2023

STARS v2.2

George Washington University
PRE-3: Institutional Boundary

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Joshua Lasky
Office of Sustainability
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Institution type:

Institutional control:
Private non-profit

A brief description of the institution’s main campus and other aspects of the institutional boundary used to complete this report:

The university’s boundary is defined as the space that hosts activities that are directly managed by the university and directly contribute to GW’s business. The inventory includes the university’s three primary campuses (Foggy Bottom, Mount Vernon and Virginia Science and Technology), as well as emissions from facilities owned or leased by the university that house activities and/or personnel that directly contribute to and/or support GW’s academic mission. The inventory does not include facilities that GW owns and leases to other entities.

Which of the following features are present on campus and which are included within the institutional boundary?:
Present? Included?
Agricultural school No No
Medical school Yes Yes
Other professional school with labs or clinics (e.g. dental, nursing, pharmacy, public health, veterinary) Yes Yes
Museum Yes Yes
Satellite campus Yes Yes
Farm larger than 2 hectares or 5 acres No No
Agricultural experiment station larger than 2 hectares or 5 acres No No
Hospital Yes No

The rationale for excluding any features that are present from the institutional boundary:

The guiding principle of GW's submission is to include facilities that are owned or leased by the University that house activities and/or personnel that directly contribute to (e.g., classrooms, offices, research laboratories) and/or support (e.g., administrative offices, student medical clinic, and warehouse space) its academic mission. All facilities used for University purposes that are either owned and operated or rented from a third party are included. Buildings GW owns but rents to others were excluded as they do not house GW personnel or activities, and as such, GW does not control consumption patterns in these locations.

Additional documentation to support the submission :

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