Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 52.66
Liaison Logan Plaisted
Submission Date Aug. 1, 2011
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Illinois Institute of Technology
PAE-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Joseph Clair
Director, Office of Campus Energy and Sustainability
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Does the institution have a sustainability committee?:

The charter or mission statement of the committee or a brief description of the committee's purview and activities :

The sustainability committee at IIT has three components: student, faculty and staff. Each has their own committee that focuses on their area of concern, but come together regularly in order to inform campus operations. The student sustainability committee ganGreen increases awareness among students through events and programs. The faculty sustainability committee coordinates research through WISER (the Wanger Institute for Sustainability Energy Research) providing guidance on new opportunities for capital improvements and opportunities to link operations and academics. The Office of Campus Energy and Sustainability facilitate a staff committee, Sustainability @ IIT, that provides feedback on sustainability initiatives and promote opportunities among staff members. Members of these committees informally meet weekly with the sustainability leadership to discuss issues, and formally meet all together on an annual basis to review performance.

Members of the committee, including affiliations:

(leaders from individual committees are listed)
Chelsea Kalberloh Jackson, Staff
Amy Sturdy Benck, Staff
Patti Piotroski, Staff
Shelley Boscamp, Staff
Jennifer Luttig Komrosky, Staff
Kelly Schaefer, Staff
Anna Lockhart, Staff
Jason Neal, Staff
Frank Fiorito, Staff
Hamid Arastoopour, Faculty
Paul Anderson, Faculty
Mitch Dushay, Faculty
Peter Osler, Faculty
Ralph Muehleisen, Faculty
Ruthanna Gordon, Faculty
Namrata Hegde, Student
Stacy Morton, Student
Laurie Feldman, Student
Jenna Dorn, Student
Stacy Economy, Student

The website URL where information about the sustainability committee is available:

Does the institution have a sustainability office?:

A brief description of the sustainability office:

IIT formed the Office of Campus Energy and Sustainability in 2008 to coordinate sustainability efforts in campus operations. In that same year, the university hired the first director of Energy and Sustainability. The office staff consists of a Director, Resource Efficiency Manager and between 3 and 8 student workers (undergrad and graduate). The office promotes awareness of issues, works with departments to manage change toward sustainability goals, and maintains the Campus Sustainability Plan.

The number of people employed in the sustainability office:

The website URL where information about the sustainability office is available:
Does the institution have a sustainability coordinator?:

Sustainability coordinator's name:
Joseph F. Clair, P.E.

Sustainability coordinator's position title:
Director of Campus Energy and Sustainability

A brief description of the sustainability coordinator’s position:

Provide leadership to the campus and act as an organizational strategist in order to position IIT as a leader in sustainability in higher education:
- Develop annual sustainability planning priorities for the University working with Facility Management and faculty.These plans will set out specific targets for the reduction of waste, pollution, energy use;and, identify opportunities for cost savings.
-Report progress on these priorities on an annual basis to the President's Council and Board of Trustees.

The website URL where information about the sustainability coordinator is available:

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