Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.71
Liaison Ian McKeown
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Loyola Marymount University
PA-2: Sustainability Planning

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Ian McKeown
Sustainability Officer
Facilities Management
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Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address sustainability in curriculum and/or research?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to academics and the plan(s) in which they are published:

Increased number of Sustainability course work offered as based in master plan, strategic plan, and climate action plan

Goals
label sustainability courses 2019-2020
set goals on number of sustainability courses 2020

Cited by the Climate Action Plan


Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address student, employee, or community engagement for sustainability?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to engagement and the plan(s) in which they are published:

Increase student engagement in sustainability. Increase number of students involvement in social media and email lists. Get more students involved in sustainability clubs, programs, contests etc.

Continue to develop continuing education programs in sustainability via number of those courses vs other continuing education
Track faculty/staff/student engagement through email campaigns, social media, surveys.
Introduce faculty staff sustainability survey
2021-Certify all campus offices as green offices
2020-Host a green jobs fair.
Track number of community outside programs related to sustainability by 2022. Set plan to increase that my 2023

Cited by the Climate Action Plan


Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address sustainability in operations?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to operations and the plan(s) in which they are published:

The university plans as referenced in climate action plan.

LMU will continue to increase efficiencies, reduce consumption, promote conservation and implement new energy policies. The university should plan to increase its use of renewable energy from about current 12 percent or so with solar and offsets to about 30 percent onsite 70% off site renewables and energy storage to mitigate the generation of the total campus electricity consumption by 2030.

Additionally through retrofits, new tech, and awareness we can reduce energy use by 20% per square foot by 2030.

Central Plant motors shall include variable frequency drivers to adjust electrical
motor speed based on demand;
• Major building renovations and additions shan be integrated into the Campus
Energy Management System, which is a set of computer-aided tools used to monitor,
control, and optimize the performance of building HVAC and lighting systems;
Future cooling loads shall be met using thermal energy storage, Or an additional
energy efficient chiller, or other comparable storage technologies;
• New and replacement buildings with flat roofs shall use white reflective material or
comparable heat rejecting material on the building roofs;
• New appliances shall meet or exceed the minimum efficiency levels mandated in the
California Code of Regulations;
• All irrigation shall use reclaimed water by Project buildout;
• All irrigation shall use automatic irrigation timers and at least 50 percent of the
campus's non-turf areas shall include drought-tolerant or native plantings;
• All new and renovated buildings shall incorporate water conservation measures such
as ultra-low-flush water closets and urinals, low-flow shower heads, and low-flow
faucet aerators;
• All new construction shall be designed to the 2008 LEED Certified criteria (or an
equivalent criteria) or better;
• Buildings shall be well sealed to prevent outside air from infiltrating and increasing
interior space-conditioning loads;
• Buildings shall incorporate thermal insulation in walls and ceilings;
• Window systems shall be designed to reduce thermal gain and loss, thus, reducing
cooling loads during warm weather and heating loads during cool weather; and
• High-intensity-discharge (HID) lamps, light-emitting diode (LED), or other energy
efficient lighting shall be installed for all outdoor lighting to reduce electricity
consumption.

All electricity purchased by LMU is supplied by the Los
Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP).
As LADWP continues to add renewable energy to its mix, LMU
will benefit from being able to purchase cleaner energy.
In addition, LMU will continue to increase efficiencies, reduce consumption, promote conservation and implement new energy policies.

Cited by the Climate Action Plan


Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address diversity, equity, and inclusion; sustainable investment/finance; or wellbeing?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to administration and the plan(s) in which they are published:

Ensure there is a diverse student body:

A diverse student body is integral to LMU’s core value of fostering an inclusive community. At LMU, diversity refers to individual differences (e.g, personality, learning styles, and life experiences), and group or social differences (e.g., race/ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, country of origin, and ability as well as cultural, political, religious, or other affiliations) (AAC&U). Diversity generates important educational benefits because it provides a setting for students to live among and learn from those who are different from themselves. This is particularly important in a global, multicultural society and world. In addition, a transformative education requires that students are prepared to engage in rigorous academic experiences, desire personal development beyond intellectual growth and career preparation, and seek to become men and women for others.

Actions:
1) Enhance our efforts to recruit a diverse pool of academically ambitious students.
2) Review and refine our recruitment, admissions and financial aid practices to take into consideration additional measures of success, such as demonstrated leadership, service and personal initiative.
3) Significantly grow the university endowment in support of academic scholarships and need-based financial aid that help make LMU more broadly accessible and affordable.
4) Support the implementation of the Retention Strategic Plan.

Cited by the University Strategic Plan


Does the institution have a published strategic plan or equivalent guiding document that includes sustainability at a high level? :
Yes

The institution’s highest guiding document (upload):
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Website URL where the institution’s highest guiding document is publicly available:
Which of the following best describes the inclusion of sustainability in the highest guiding document?:
Major theme

The institution's sustainability plan (upload):
Website URL where the institution's sustainability plan is publicly available:
Does the institution have a formal statement in support of sustainability endorsed by its governing body?:
Yes

The formal statement in support of sustainability:

Objective 3: Strengthen the university’s commitment to stewardship, ethical sustainability, environmental justice and human resilience.

Rationale: LMU strives to infuse sustainability into all campus decision-making processes in order to promote economic, social, spiritual and environmental well-being. The lens of sustainability provides a powerful vision for community engagement in initiatives of equity, spirituality and stewardship. Thus, the linking of our mission to environmental sustainability and resilience will be integrated into our curricular and co-curricular programs so that we can be a leader in best sustainable practices among universities and form new leaders in sustainable practices.

Actions:

Be a national leader among universities in sustainable practices by making progress on the implementation of sustainability objectives in LMU’s 2011 Master Plan and the Climate Action Plan.
Engage students, faculty, staff, and administrators in learning about, teaching to and celebrating the traditions of resilience and sustainability in the support of social justice, earth care and deeper understanding of human-nature interactions.
Partner with the broader community in sustainability and environmental justice efforts through interdisciplinary centers, programs in underserved neighborhoods, and off-campus facilities, such as schools, urban gardens and parks.


The institution’s definition of sustainability:

Strengthen the university’s commitment to stewardship, ethical sustainability, environmental justice and human resilience.

LMU strives to infuse sustainability into all campus decision-making processes in order to promote economic, social, spiritual and environmental well-being. The lens of sustainability provides a powerful vision for community engagement in initiatives of equity, spirituality and stewardship. Thus, the linking of our mission to environmental sustainability and resilience will be integrated into our curricular and co-curricular programs so that we can be a leader in best sustainable practices among universities and form new leaders in sustainable practices.


Is the institution an endorser or signatory of the following? :
Yes or No
The Earth Charter No
The Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI) No
ISCN-GULF Sustainable Campus Charter No
Pan-Canadian Protocol for Sustainability ---
SDG Accord ---
Second Nature’s Carbon Commitment (formerly known as the ACUPCC), Resilience Commitment, and/or integrated Climate Commitment Yes
The Talloires Declaration (TD) Yes
UN Global Compact No
Other multi-dimensional sustainability commitments (please specify below) No

A brief description of the institution’s formal sustainability commitments, including the specific initiatives selected above:

Un observer Status
Un pri goals


Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability planning efforts is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The current strategic plan is linked above for 2012-2020 also more info is below

Strategic Plan 2021-2026
LMU is currently engaged in a year-long strategic planning process, commissioned by President Timothy Law Snyder, Ph.D., to envision LMU’s future impacts on the world and the steps that will best position us to pursue them.

The new LMU strategic plan, which will guide the university’s decision making from 2021-2026, will be the result of a collaborative, inclusive and transparent process of institutional learning about our values, opportunities, alternatives, and priorities, involving hundreds of individuals throughout the LMU community.

the new 2021-2026 goals feature sustaianbility as a major theme and the sustainability office just added language and the goal with this
furthermore strategic plan of how we allign with UN development goals. in the prior plan
an example is the buisness school
https://cba.lmu.edu/about/strategicplan/

The strategic plan publication has been put on hold due to COVID but the sustainability office provided a road map attached above for formal language that will be in the highest guiding document.

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