Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.09
Liaison Kelsey Beal
Submission Date June 21, 2013
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Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
PAE-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Keith Bryan
Sustainability Assessment Coordinator
Office of 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 :
As stewards of the IUPUI campus and of all its resources, we recognize the interdependence of humans with the environment. We must apply thoughtful and creative planning to achieve a thriving campus community built on the principles of sustainability. We must foster conservation, protection and enhancement of natural resources through campus policy and personal behavior. We must promote a common agenda for IUPUI as a green campus. We must preserve and enhance the quality of life for our campus community and future generations in ways that enhance teaching and learning, research, civic engagement and administrative practices. Leadership Commitment and Measures. We will offer the leadership and planning needed to carry out these principles. We will establish goals, objectives, and indicators; select priority projects; conduct an annual self-evaluation of progress through established campus reporting; and produce a campus-wide report. Recycling and Waste Reduction. We will work to raise the environmental consciousness of the IUPUI community. The subcommittee advocates programs that promote environmentally sound purchasing practices as well as reduction, reuse, and recycling of waste materials. Learn more about recycling initiatives. Land, Air, and Water Management. We value and conserve natural resources and will seek to preserve and sustainably use air, water, and land. We will protect and conserve nonrenewable natural resources through efficient use, careful planning, collaborative land management programs, and regulatory compliance. We will minimize use of substances that may cause environmental damage to the air, water, land, or its inhabitants and seek alternative substances that are more environmentally friendly. We will safeguard habitats affected by our facilities and operations and promote biological diversity, especially on and near the public lands we manage. We will conserve and increase greenspace through comprehensive planning. Learn more about land, air, and water management initiatives. Energy Use. We will conserve energy and improve the energy efficiency of our buildings, vehicles, and equipment as well as the goods and services we use. Learn more about energy conservation initiatives. Purchasing Products and Services. We will pool our knowledge and resources to buy green products and services where possible and work to adopt joint purchasing practices. We will work with our suppliers to adopt sustainable approaches and solutions. We will partner to create a stronger market for environmentally friendly and regionally produced products and services. Learn more about green products and services. Design and Management of the Built Environment. We will try to design, build, restore, and manage our facilities and grounds using sustainable materials and practices. We will implement the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system or an equivalent rating when possible. Total life cycle costs, energy use, and environmental impact are factors that will influence material selection and practices. Learn more about the built environment initiatives. Public Health. We will work to raise awareness about how the environment affects individual and community health. We will monitor our policies and practices to see if they might cause environmental and occupational hazards. When potential risks are identified, we will seek solutions. Learn more about public health initiatives. Education. Through education, we will develop and support environmentally aware and engaged students, faculty, staff, and community members. We will collaborate with the campus community to implement these principles. We will work with academic units to enhance and expand the teaching of sustainability.

Members of the committee, including affiliations:
Colleen McCormick Director Office of Sustainability Gabriel Filippelli Professor Earth Sciences/Center for Urban Health Jeff Plawecki Director Facility Operations CFS John Kamman Energy Engineer CFS Kevin Mouser Environmental Manager Environmental Health and Safety Patricia S. Fox Clinical Assistant Professor Organizational Supervision and Leadership / Engineering and Technology Rich Strong Executive Director Environmental Health and Safety E. Jane Luzar Founding Dean/Professor Honors College/SPEA Pam Martin Director/Associate Professor CEES/Earth Sciences Peter Schubert Director Lugar Center Stephen Jay Professor Faculty, Medicine and Public Health Jerry Stuff Senior Associate University Architect Patty Hollingsworth Director Employee Health Engagement Julie Goldsmith Visiting Associate Professor Liberal Arts Tim Corson Assistant Professor School of Medicine Aaron Hart Director Housing Vanessa Richards Project Manager Public Affairs and Govt Relations Amanda Cecil Assistant Professor PETM Jerome Dumortier Assistant Professor SPEA Jennifer Boehm Director Community Relations Pierre-Andre Jacinthe Associate Professor Earth Sciences Rob Halter Executive Director Purchasing David Goodman Assistant Professor ET Deb Ferguson Assistant Director Office of Sustainability Brady McManama Transportation Supervisor Parking and Transportation/Staff Council Rick Ward Professor Liberal Arts/Faculty Council James Walsh Building Operations Manager CFS Angie Hill Auxiliary Services Administration Auxiliary Services Chris Yeadon Director Dining Services

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:
The IUPUI Office of Sustainability is dedicated to creating a culture of campus sustainability, to making IUPUI a place where faculty, students, and staff are engaged in research, teaching, and learning about urban sustainability and its best practices. We strive to be a leader among higher education institutions in this arena as well as a national model for urban sustainability in both academic offerings and campus operations. We are committed to creating a campus and community that is engaged in the practice of urban sustainability. We promote education and action through programs of environmental stewardship, energy conservation, applied environmental science and policy research, environmental literacy and community outreach. But what does “sustainability” really mean? We follow the definition put forth by the United Nations: “‘Sustainability’ is meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” We coordinate most campus sustainability efforts, from recycling programs and the urban garden to energy conservation efforts and degrees, internships, and community partners.

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:
Colleen McCormick

Sustainability coordinator's position title:
Director of the IUPUI Office of Sustainability

A brief description of the sustainability coordinator’s position:
Pilot sustainability agenda items and events, secure funding sources for sustainability initiatives, represent and advocate sustainability concerns, and organize as well as champion the endeavors of IUPUI’s Sustainability council and committees and supervise two interns per semester who assist with communications and marketing and sustainability data collection and assessment.

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