Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 25.19
Liaison Robert Yelnosky
Submission Date May 14, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Juniata College
AC-8: Campus as a Living Laboratory

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.40 / 4.00 Robert Yelnosky
VP For Finance and Operations
Business Office
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Is the institution utilizing the campus as a living laboratory for multidisciplinary student learning and applied research in the following areas?:
Yes or No
Air & Climate No
Buildings Yes
Dining Services/Food No
+ Date Revised: Nov. 9, 2015
Energy No
+ Date Revised: Nov. 9, 2015
Grounds ---
+ Date Revised: June 26, 2015
Purchasing No
+ Date Revised: June 26, 2015
Transportation Yes
Waste Yes
Water No
+ Date Revised: Nov. 9, 2015
Coordination, Planning & Governance Yes
Diversity & Affordability ---
Health, Wellbeing & Work Yes
Investment Yes
Public Engagement No
Other ---

A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Air & Climate and the positive outcomes associated with the work:
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A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Buildings and the positive outcomes associated with the work:

We have two LEED certified buildings on campus and have implemented LEED standards in all new construction. Regular tours of the buildings provide an opportunity for students and guests to learn about sustainable practices and steps they can take to enhance the efficiency and minimize the impact of buildings on GHG emissions.

+ Date Revised: June 5, 2015

A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Dining Services/Food and the positive outcomes associated with the work:

Hobart 6000 Dewatering, Local, Organic, Recyclable containers, Trayless


A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Energy and the positive outcomes associated with the work:

Geothermal, energy monitoring, solar investment, solar at RFS


A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Grounds and the positive outcomes associated with the work:

rainwater collection for irrigation, composting, native plantings, chestnut orchard, organic farm/gardens, forest management plan, sustainable forestry


A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Purchasing and the positive outcomes associated with the work:

Energy Star


A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Transportation and the positive outcomes associated with the work:

We have implemented a carshare program with student leadership of the program in concert with Enterprise. Students developed surveys to gauge interest and will be involved in presentations to incoming students to encourage them to leave cars at home and use the carshare program.

+ Date Revised: June 5, 2015

A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Waste and the positive outcomes associated with the work:

Our campus is involved in recyclemania to engage our students, faculty and staff in an understanding of and efforts to reduce our waste.

Food service waste is transported to our student farm where it is composted.

+ Date Revised: June 5, 2015

A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Water and the positive outcomes associated with the work:

rainwater collection, hydration stations


A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Coordination, Planning & Governance and the positive outcomes associated with the work:

Students have participated on our search committees for our President, Provost and VP for Enrollment. We also have students as standing members of all our board committees.

+ Date Revised: June 5, 2015

A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Diversity & Affordability and the positive outcomes associated with the work:
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A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Health, Wellbeing & Work and the positive outcomes associated with the work:

Our Wellness Committee has developed a wellness rewards program that integrates a wide range of wellness related activities including physical activities, sustainable behaviors (like recycling, reuse), cultural events and relaxation including massage and walking the labyrinth. Over 1/3 of our employees participate in this program and each received a fitbit to further encourage wellness behaviors.

+ Date Revised: June 5, 2015

A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Investment and the positive outcomes associated with the work:

Student groups are engaged in conversations with the Board Committee on Investments regarding our investments in fossil fuel extraction stocks. The Board has implemented an ESG measure for our portfolio and is sharing that information regularly with student groups as we formulate specific plans related to ESG going forward.

+ Date Revised: June 5, 2015

A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Public Engagement and the positive outcomes associated with the work:
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A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory in Other areas and the positive outcomes associated with the work:
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The website URL where information about the institution’s campus as a living laboratory program or projects is available:
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