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)
PRE-2: Points of Distinction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Jessica Davis
Director
Office of Sustainability
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Name of the institution’s featured sustainability program, initiative, or accomplishment:
Richard G. Lugar Center for Renewable Energy

A brief description of the institution’s featured program, initiative, or accomplishment:
The Richard G. Lugar Center for Renewable Energy (LCRE) consists of 44 research members spanning multiple disciplines, whose partner departments also help to support approximately 60 students, interns, and post-doctoral researchers. The Entrepreneur-in-residence program, individuals helping to commercialize LCRE technology, numbers 13. Additionally, the LCRE benefits from the participation of 20 external Advisory Board Members, who represent a variety of energy and transportation-related companies, agencies, and organizations. Since its founding in the spring of 2007, the LCRE has successfully supported and promoted the work of faculty, departments, students, and schools throughout the IUPUI campus and beyond in the fields of renewable energy, efficiency, and sustainability. The LCRE is an interdisciplinary research center, and strives to meet the societal and public needs and challenges in these key energy and environmental areas, which also require interdisciplinary solutions. The Center helps create a collaborative environment for solving these challenges through promoting and supporting programs and opportunities for faculty, students, and external organizations (universities, companies, national labs, and nonprofit organizations). The LCRE meets its mission through public education, outreach, and community engagement. The LCRE offers an annual Renewable Energy Forum, and several topical workshops throughout the year. The LCRE also partners with many local organizations to offer meaningful and timely educational opportunities for the community, and forges external partnerships to assist members with research and educational opportunities.

Which of the following impact areas does the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Research
Public Engagement
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):
AC9, AC10

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:
Industrial Assessment Center at IUPUI

A brief description of the second program/initiative/accomplishment:
The Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) at IUPUI is one of 28 IAC’s located at university campuses across the country. The IAC’s conduct complimentary energy assessments sponsored by the US Department of Energy. These detailed assessments help manufacturers identify opportunities to improve productivity, reduce consumption and save money. The IAC at IUPUI is dedicated to helping companies save money while also reducing their environmental impact and training the next generation of energy efficiency engineers and professionals. Impact of the IAC at IUPUI: - 140 assessments - 1,141 recommendations made - $20.09 million in cost savings identified - 94 students trained

Which impact areas does the second program/initiative/accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Curriculum
Research
Public Engagement
Buildings
Energy
Waste

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):
AC8_Energy, AC10, EN11

A photograph or document associated with the second program/initiative/accomplishment:
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Name of a third highlighted program/initiative/accomplishment:
IUPUI Center for Urban Health

A brief description of the third program/initiative/accomplishment:
The central theme of the Center for Urban Health is focused on urban sustainability, a philosophy of developing healthy, productive communities that (1) promote and use locally-produced foods and products, (2) ensure safe access to natural spaces, and (3) establish low-carbon transportation systems. At the Center for Urban Health, urban sustainability is viewed through three spheres: Environment, Community, and Health. Each of these spheres are connected by the built and social environment from a contextual standpoint and by geospatial referencing from an integration standpoint. The goal is to enhance health and sustainability for urban populations, with an eye toward both environmental legacies (i.e., reduced contamination, removing social and economic disparities) and emerging threats (i.e., climate change, water quality and quantity). Examples of research goals that span these overlapping themes include: - Environment and Health - Health and Community - Community and Environment

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

Website URL where more information about the third program/initiative/accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the third program/initiative/accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
AC8_Air&Climate, AC10, EN10

A photograph or document associated with the third program/initiative/accomplishment:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
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