Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 28.23
Liaison Brian Webb
Submission Date March 5, 2020

STARS v2.2

Houghton College
PRE-2: Points of Distinction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Brian Webb
Sustainability Coordinator
Center for Sustainability
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Name of the institution’s featured sustainability program, initiative, or accomplishment:
Solar Array

A brief description of the institution’s featured program, initiative, or accomplishment:

In 2015 Houghton brought online a 2.6 MW solar installation. The solar array produces approximately 35% of the institutes electricity needs and has significantly cut our Scope 2 GHG emissions.


Which of the following impact areas does the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Energy

Website URL where more information about the accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
OP-2, OP-6

A photograph or document associated with the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment:
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Name of a second highlighted sustainability program/initiative/accomplishment:
Center for Sustainability

A brief description of the second program/initiative/accomplishment:

Houghton's Center for Sustainability serves as the hub for our curricular and co-curricular sustainability work. The Center engages students in numerous events and activities throughout the year, provides paid internship opportunities for students, and coordinates our student Eco Reps program.


Which impact areas does the second program/initiative/accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Campus Engagement

Website URL where more information about the second program/initiative/accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the second program/initiative/accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
EN-3, EN-4, EN-5

A photograph or document associated with the second program/initiative/accomplishment:
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Name of a third highlighted program/initiative/accomplishment:
Faculty research and teaching on sustainability

A brief description of the third program/initiative/accomplishment:

While Houghton may be a small school, a large percentage of our faculty are involved in research and/or teaching on sustainability-related topics. Moreover, sustainability has been woven across numerous departments on campus, with almost half of all departments offering a course in sustainability and 1/3 of departments with faculty actively researching in sustainability.


Which impact areas does the third program/initiative/accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Curriculum
Research

Website URL where more information about the third program/initiative/accomplishment may be found:
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STARS credit in which the third program/initiative/accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
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A photograph or document associated with the third program/initiative/accomplishment:
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