Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.89
Liaison Julie Newman
Submission Date Oct. 23, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
IC-1: Institutional Boundary

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A MIT Office of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Institution type: Associate (i.e., short-cycle), Baccalaureate, Doctoral/Research, or Master's:

Institutional control (Public, Private for-profit, or Private non-profit):
Private non-profit

A brief description of the institution’s main campus and other aspects of the institutional boundary used to complete this report:

The institutional boundary for this report is the main academic campus of MIT, which is located in Cambridge, MA. The boundary includes all schools from both the undergraduate and graduate programs. The scope is defined by buildings and land owned and operated by MIT for academic purposes. Commercial real estate investment operations and off-campus facilities in other cities are excluded. The institutional boundary does not include leased spaces, with the exception of the greenhouse gas credit responses. To comply with OSHA submittals, the "Workplace Health and Safety" credit adopts a larger scope and includes Haystack, Bates, and the Endicott House.

Which of the following features are present on campus and which are included within the institutional boundary?:
Present? Included?
Agricultural school No No
Medical school No No
Other professional school with labs and clinics (e.g. dental, nursing, pharmacy, public health, veterinary) No No
Satellite campus Yes No
Farm larger than 5 acres or 2 hectares No No
Agricultural experiment station larger than 5 acres or 2 hectares No No
Hospital No No

The rationale for excluding any features that are present from the institutional boundary:

MIT has a few specialized research campuses that reside outside of Cambridge, MA. Some are located in Massachusetts, whereas others are located abroad. These satellite entities are commonly distinguished from MIT's Cambridge academic campus.

Additional documentation to support the submission :

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