Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.19
Liaison Emma Blandford
Submission Date March 2, 2021

STARS v2.2

Georgia Institute of Technology
EN-9: Staff Professional Development and Training

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 2.00 Anne Rogers
Sustainability Program & Portfolio Manager
Office of Campus Sustainability
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Does the institution make available professional development and training opportunities in sustainability to all non-academic staff at least once per year?:

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

Estimated percentage of regular, non-academic staff that participates annually in sustainability professional development and training:

A brief description of any internal sustainability professional development and training opportunities that the institution makes available to non-academic staff:
Sustainable Facilities Forum -   The Sustainable Facilities Forum is an annual event that highlights innovative practices and campus partnerships that create a built environment focused on improving human and environmental well-being. This annual knowledge-sharing event features Georgia Tech staff and faculty highlighting best practices in improving how we plan, build and maintain a sustainable university campus. Hosted by the Facilities Management Sustainability Committee, the entire campus community is welcome to attend. http://facilities.gatech.edu/sustainable-facilities-forum
There is a Clean Energy series at Georgia Tech that hosts programs once a month. These are open to anyone who wants to attend. The goal of the Series is to provide an objective, factual and comprehensive analysis of the Southeast’s energy and power requirements to 2030 and to examine the extent to which clean energy technologies can meet these demands

A brief description of any external professional development and training opportunities in sustainability that are supported by the institution :
In 2020, Georgia Tech offered free access for staff to attend the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s (AASHE’s) virtual Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education, the largest stage to exchange effective models, policies, research, collaborations and transformative actions that advance sustainability in higher education and surrounding communities. https://www.aashe.org/conference/

Estimated percentage of regular non-academic staff for which sustainability is included in performance reviews:

A brief description of how sustainability is included in staff performance reviews :
Staff in the Campus Services Department have goals related to sustainability integrated into their performance review. Goals are defined by the Institute sustainability plan, the Strategic Plan for Sustainable Practice.

Website URL where information about staff professional development and training in sustainability is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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