Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.57
Liaison Kelsey Beal
Submission Date Dec. 14, 2020

STARS v2.2

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Deborah Ferguson
Assistant Director
Office of Sustainability
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Is the institution currently a member of a national or international higher education sustainability network?:

The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):
AASHE - The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education; NACUBO Sustainability Network; Green Sports Alliance; US Green Building Council (USGBC); International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP); Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (CUSU); Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU); Higher Education Anchor Mission Initiative (HEAMI)

IUPUI is active in several national anchor institution networks including:
- the Anchor Learning Network, a partnership between the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities and Democracy Collaborative https://www.cumuonline.org/cumu-initiatives/anchor-mission-initiative
- the Association of Public & Land-Grant Universities' Commission on Economic and Community Engagement
- the Anchor Institutions Task Force

IU Global:
In December 2018, IU became a founding member of the U.S. chapter of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), an alliance of U.S. universities working together to create global sustainable societies.
Collaborations and the open exchange of ideas are the only way to make progress towards our common goals. This year, our international partners will hold parallel competitions with each institution choosing their own winners. Then we will come together for an online forum where all participants are invited to discuss their research and ideas. Selected winners of each institution will be asked to present their posters.
The global forum is scheduled for January 24, 2021 to collectively celebrate the International Day of Education.

Does the institution actively participate in a regional, state/provincial, or local higher education sustainability network?:

The name of the regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network(s):
Big Ten and Friends Sustainability Network; IU Statewide Sustainability Network; Indy SHER (Indianapolis Sustainability Higher Ed Roundtable)(Butler University, Ivy Tech, Marian University, Franklin University, UIndy, IUPUI); Indiana Campus Collaborative on Sustainability and Resilience(IU, IUPUI, Ball State, Purdue, Butler, Notre Dame, Indiana State); USGBC-Indiana

Has the institution presented at a higher education sustainability conference during the previous year?:

A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):
The IUPUI Office of Sustainability Hosted and presented at the 2020 Indiana Sustainability & Resilience Conference. Hosted virtually on 09/01-09/02/20, main theme, Sustainability as an Economic Driver:

Marian University: Leaders in Sustainability Series; Sustainability in Higher Education: Training the Next Generation of Leaders by IUPUI Sustainability Director, Jessica Davis Sept. 2019

Presented at the 2019 Assessment Institute annual conference; Sustainability as a Tool for Strategic Success, Jessica Davis, Director, IUPUI Office of Sustainability

CURC 2019 Webinar Series: Mapping your Campus Wastestream, presenter Jessica Davis, IUPUI Sustainability Director, July 2019

College and University Recycling Coalition (CURC) 2019 Conference
“IUPUI Case Study: Food Waste Audits”, Presenter, Miranda Frausto, IUPUI Sustainability Student Intern, October 2019

AASHE Conference
- 2019 Poster Presentation: "Costa Rica’s Forward Thinking Sustainability Strategies - Application & Integration into the US State of Affairs", Amber Greaney, IUPUI Sustainability Intern
- 2018 Poster Presentations: "High Impact Pedagogical Practices for High Impact Sustainability Learning" and "Saving Water in University Library", Jessica Davis, Director, IUPUI Sustainability

Green Sports Alliance National Mtg - June 28, 2017, the Green Sports Alliance presented its annual Environmental Leadership Award and Environmental Innovators of the Year awards:The IUPUI Office of Sustainability installed new waste infrastructure at the IU Natatorium, re-designed its concessions menu, and had an engagement campaign with USA Diving and the Olympics Local Organizing Committee for the 2016 Olympic Dive Trials.

The national 2018 Campus Kitchens Project Food Waste & Hunger Summit was hosted at IUPUI on March 24-25, 2018. The Campus Kitchen at IUPUI, PAWS Pantry at IUPUI, Enactus at IUPUI, Chartwells IUPUI, and Timmy Global Health each presented during the Tabling Organization session. https://news.iu.edu/stories/2018/02/iupui/releases/14-food-waste-and-hunger-summit.html

The 2018 Indianapolis Sustainability Summit: Community & Collaboration, was the first event of its kind in our city. Hosted at IUPUI on March 28, 2018, the inaugural summit brought together more than 350 community leaders, residents and students for a day of workshops, networking, and inspiring community action. Undergraduate and graduate students from across central Indiana were invited to preset a poster of their work in any area of sustainability. We had 7 IUPUI Sustainability Interns present at this poster session. https://news.iu.edu/stories/2018/04/iupui/02-inaugural-indianapolis-sustainability-summit.html

Other Energy-related papers from the IUPUI Industrial Assessment Center in 2019:
1. Wang, B. and Razban, A., “Systematic energy and exergy efficiency study and comparison between direct fired and indirect fired heating systems”, Proceeding of ECOS 2019, the 32 International Conference on efficiency, optimization, simulation and environmental impact of energy systems, pp. 645-656, June 23-28, 2019, Wroclaw, Poland.
2. Bahrami, B., Trautman,N., and Razban, A., “Compressed air energy storage for demand management in industrial manufacturers”, Proceeding of ECOS 2019, the 32 International Conference on efficiency, optimization, simulation and environmental impact of energy systems, pp. 677-690, June 23-28, 2019, Wroclaw, Poland.
3. Vance, D., A., Razban, A., Schubert, P., Weissbach, R., “Developing a PV and Energy Storage Sizing Methodology for Off-Grid Transactive Microgrids”, Proceedings of Applied Energy Symposium: MIT A+B May 22-24, 2019 • Boston, MA.

Other Energy-related papers from IAC in 2020
1. Momeni, M. , Wu, D., Razban, A. and Chen, J., “Data-driven Demand Control Ventilation Using Machine Learning CO2 Occupancy Detection Method”, Proceeding of ECOS 2020, the 33 International Conference on efficiency, optimization, simulation and environmental impact of energy systems, pp. 2047-2058, June 29-July 3, 2020, Osaka, Japan. This paper was from a MS student thesis who did his on campus auditorium building
2. Dalvi, A., Razban, A., El-Mounyari, H., El-Mekkawy, T. and Promyoo, R. “Integrated System Model of District Cooling for Energy Consumption Optimization”, Proceeding of ECOS 2020, the 33 International Conference on efficiency, optimization, simulation and environmental impact of energy systems, pp. 1709-1719, June 29-July 3, 2020, Osaka, Japan.
3. Wu, D. Bahrami, B., Razban, A. and Chen, J., Air Compressor Load Forecasting using Artificial Neural Network, has been submitted to J. Expert Systems with Applications, under final review, 2020.
4. Trautman,N., A., Razban, A. and Chen, J. “Condenser Water Energy Consumption Optimization”, Proceedings of Applied Energy Symposium: MIT A+B, Boston, MA. August, 2020

Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to an external higher education sustainability resource center or awards program?:

A list or brief description of the sustainability resource center or awards program and submission(s):
2019-2020 IUPUI was awarded an Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) Pollution Prevention grant award for the support and analysis of electrification of our grounds fleet. We are testing the impact and benefits of the use of electric hand tools & mowers to our campus community and environment. We will be specifically tracking the following performance measures:
1) Greenhouse gas emissions of grounds equipment before and after implementation
2) Number of customer complaints regarding air quality before and after implementation, especially in buildings with fresh air intake
3) Cost comparison of fuel-powered vs electric-powered grounds equipment
4) Employee surveys and feedback; OSHA regulations; number of equipment-related
workers' compensation incidents

Busch Systems Recycling & Organics Pilot Research Project Grant - IUPUI was selected to participate in the Practice #1: Small trash / large recycling baskets in staff & faculty
workspaces - IUPUI was selected and received Busch Systems Bins to install, track & measure changes to waste recovery, contamination levels, and labor and cost savings.The results of the pilot projects will be published as case studies to help other schools make similar improvements.

The Campus Kitchen at IUPUI (CKIUPUI) submitted and was selected as the recipient of the 2018 Indianapolis Sustainability Awards, Outstanding Institution Advancing Sustainability. CKIUPUI student leaders aim to educate the campus and community on issues surrounding hunger and food insecurity in Indianapolis and research ways to make a difference. The student leaders learn to see wasted resources as a sustainable solution to community issues through a lean operating model; utilizing recovered food, existing university kitchen space after hours, and volunteers to assist in the preparation and serving of meals for those struggling with food insecurity. CKIUPUI is a great model of social, economic, and environmental entrepreneurship, where students learn to address social challenges through sustainable solutions.

Has the institution had employees or students serving on a board or committee of a sustainability network or conference during the previous three years?:

A list or brief description of the board or committee appointment(s):
Sustainability Director is a former Board member for the College and University Recycling Coalition (CURC); Member, Advisory Board for the Center for Earth and Environmental Science (CEES) at IUPUI; Member, Advisory Board for the Indiana Food Scrap Initiative (IFSI); City of Indianapolis Building Efficiency Advisory Committee; 2021 NBA All-Star Game Local Organizing Committee; 2021 NCAA Final Four Local Organizing Committee; Market Leadership Advisory Board, USGBC-Indiana

Does the institution have an ongoing mentoring relationship with another institution through which it assists the institution with its sustainability reporting and/or the development of its sustainability program?:

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:
The IUPUI Office of Sustainability provides oversight and guidance to other IU Regional campuses, specifically IU Columbus and IU Fort Wayne, which are included in IUPUI reporting. We also participate in statewide Sustain IU efforts to collaborate and enhance Sustainability across the entire IU system and campuses.

The IUPUI Office of Sustainability is working with the Indiana Recycling Coalition to advance the Commercial Composting route throughout Indianapolis. This was started by IUPUI and Butler University through the AASHE/Kimberly Clark-Sustainable Campus Award. We currently have IUPUI, Butler, Ivy Tech and Marian University established on the route and are continuing to outreach and educate other potential clients/institutions to join the commercial composting route. See recent video promotion that includes IUPUI Sustainability Director, Jessica Davis https://youtu.be/56LBdS5A4Ro or more info on the IRC site: http://indianarecycling.org/commercial-food-composting-program/ and IUPUI news https://news.iu.edu/stories/2018/11/iupui/inside/01-tons-of-food-waste-diverted-from-landfill-composting-sustainability-initiative.html

The IUPUI Office of Sustainability is a member of the local organizing sustainability committee working with the Indiana Sports Corporation, The NCAA and local sporting venues planning for the 2021 NBA All-Star Game and 2021 NCAA Final Four to be hosted in Indianapolis.

Has the institution had employees or students serving as peer reviewers of another institution’s sustainability data and/or STARS submission during the previous three years?:

A brief description of the peer review activities:

A brief description of other inter-campus collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year :
IUPUI serves as a stakeholder in Thrive Indianapolis, Indy's plan for Community Resilience + Sustainability https://www.thriveindianapolis.com/about

IUPUI hosted the first Indianapolis Sustainability Summit, March 2018 in coordination with the City's Office of Sustainability, Sustain Indy. The 2019 Indianapolis Sustainability Summit was hosted by IUPUI on April 17, 2019 around the theme of the City's Thrive Plan. In 2020 IUPUI Sustainability hosted the inaugural Indiana Sustainability & Resilience Conference, bringing together Sustainability leaders and business entities across Indiana. This was hosted virtually on September 1-2, 2020. https://sustainability.iupui.edu/engagement/sustainability-conference/index.html

2018 CKP Food Waste & Hunger Summit: IUPUI Selected as Host Site for the 2018 Food Waste and Hunger Summit, held March 24-25 at Hine Hall. The Food Waste & Hunger Summit, a program of the Campus Kitchens Project, brings together leading national nonprofit organizations and engaged students who are working to fight food waste and hunger, for a packed weekend of learning about advocacy, service, and leadership.

Since 2018, IUPUI has partnered with Sustain IU to develop and expand the Indiana Sustainability Development Program (ISDP). Supported by generous support from the McKinney Family Foundation, we are building a network for impact by preparing some of the most capable future managers ready to take on the state's sustainability challenges. This statewide workforce development program partners with Indiana-based private, public and nonprofit organizations to host annually summer externs throughout the Hoosier state to provide solutions-based sustainability expertise. https://sustain.iu.edu/isdp/index.html

Website URL where information about the institution’s inter-campus collaborations is available:
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