Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.84
Liaison Adrienne Schwarte
Submission Date Feb. 12, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Maryville College
IN-1: Innovation 1

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Adrienne Schwarte
Associate Professor of Design, Coordinator of Sustainability Studies Minor
Fine Arts & Sustainability Studies
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Title or keywords related to the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Maryville College Solar Doks (TM)

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome :

Two solar-powered outdoor picnic tables, known on campus by their brand name as "The Solar Doks" were installed in Spring 2012 and have been a physical space and sustainability test-bed to understand energy use/reduction, social use of environmental platforms and to encourage campus environmental engagement.


A brief description of any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation (if not reported above):

Led by STARS 2.0 coordinator and Associate Professor of Art and Graphic Design Adrienne Schwarte, surveys about Solar Dok use have been undertaken to learn which campus stakeholders have used the Doks. Faculty office hours, student groups meetings - more than a few non-environmental - and informal student meet-up locations have been among the uses of the Doks. Energy consumption studies continue to monitor Dok energy use, and to calculate the small-but-measureable energy offset in using this renewable energy source.


A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
Which of the following STARS subcategories does the innovation most closely relate to? (Select all that apply up to a maximum of 5):
Yes or No
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Campus Engagement Yes
Public Engagement Yes
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Energy Yes
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Diversity & Affordability ---
Health, Wellbeing & Work Yes
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Other topic(s) that the innovation relates to that are not listed above:
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The website URL where information about the innovation is available :

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