Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.07
Liaison Katie Koscielak
Submission Date May 7, 2020

STARS v2.2

Humboldt State University
PA-4: Reporting Assurance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Katie Koscielak
Sustainability Analyst
Facilities Mgmt
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Has the institution completed an assurance process that provides independent affirmation that the information in its current STARS report is reported in accordance with credit criteria?:
Yes

Did the assurance process include internal review, an external audit, or both?:
Both internal review and an external audit

The name, title, and organizational affiliation of each reviewer:

HSU collaborated with Cal Poly San Luis Obispo to have them review our STARS report here in it's entirety prior to submission.

The members of the Cal Poly team that worked on this review were:
-Kylee Singh
Sustainability Coordinator, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
klsingh@calpoly.edu
-Anastasia Nicole
Zero Waste Coordinator, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
anicole@calpoly.edu
-Eric Veium
Program Analyst, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
eveium@calpoly.edu

In addition, the HSU Office of Sustainability did a thorough internal review of our report in the process of preparing it, receiving comments, and giving it a final read prior to submission. Contributors include:
-Katie Koscielak
Sustainability Analyst & STARS Liaison, Humboldt State University
kmk928@humboldt.edu
-Morgan King
Climate Action Analyst, Humboldt State University
mpk9@humboldt.edu
-Andrea Alstone
Energy Analyst & Planner, Humboldt State University
ala25@humboldt.edu
-Tall Chief Comet
Director of Energy, Sustainability, and Grounds, Humboldt State University
tcc4@humboldt.edu


A brief description of the institution’s assurance process:

When issues or questions came up, the HSU STARS Liaison reached out to the appropriate reporter who had prepared and submitted information to correct the credit and address the identified problem. We believe that at the time of submitting this report, all identified issues have been corrected.

Specifically, in the attached letter of affirmation, Cal Poly called out the following items as still needing resolution, for which we have provided the following final responses:
-EN 12 Continuing Ed- reviewers wanted attached spreadsheet format to match that of AC 1; we are deferring to STARS staff to conclude whether this is necessary
-IN 8 Dining Cert- HSU is currently unable to save this credit as "Complete" and will defer to STARS staff on resolution. We believe this explains why reviewers could not view attachment. (Furthermore, we believe this glitch is coming from the fact that in order to submit an affirmative response here, the GRA requires a 2 Star rating, of which I understand we only achieved "Level 1", so I don't think we are meeting the "2 Star" threshold.)
-IN 34 Spend Analysis- corrected this credit with additional narrative to address reviewer comments
-OP 1 Emissions Inventory & Disclosure- we believe our response to this credit meets criteria and are deferring to STARS staff for confirmation
-OP 4 Building Operations and Maintenance- we corrected this credit with additional narrative to address reviewer comments and changed answer to "single attribute management program" to more accurately represent the campus
-OP 19 Construction Demolition Waste Diversion- corrected this credit with additional narrative to address reviewer comments
-OP 21 Water Use- corrected this credit with additional narrative to address reviewer comments
-PA 9 / PA 10- corrected these credits with narrative clarifying that our campus has been successful in increasing divestments from fossil fuels but has done relatively little to increase green investments


Affirmation from the reviewer(s) that the report has been reviewed in full and that all identified inconsistencies and errors have been successfully addressed prior to submitting it to AASH​E:
Completed STARS Review Template:
Affirmation from the reviewer(s) that the report has been reviewed in full and that all identified inconsistencies and errors have been successfully addressed prior to ​submitting it to AASHE (2nd review):
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Completed STARS Review Template (2nd review):
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Affirmation from the reviewer(s) that the report has been reviewed in full and that all identified inconsistencies and errors have been successfully addressed prior to ​submitting it to AASHE​ (3rd review):
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Copy of completed STARS Review Template (3rd review):
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Website URL where information about the institution’s reporting assurance is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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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 and complete the Data Inquiry Form.