Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.56
Liaison Alan Turnquist
Submission Date July 8, 2020
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STARS v2.1

Michigan Technological University
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Jay Meldrum
Executive Director of Sustainability
Facilities Management
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Is the institution an active member of a national or international sustainability network?:

The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):
EPA - Green Power Partnership :https://www.mtu.edu/facilities/admin-planning/energy/ AASHE - Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories I2SL AICHE’s Institute for Sustainability

Is the institution an active member of a regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network?:

The name of the regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network(s):
Sustainable Futures Institute

Has the institution presented at a sustainability conference during the previous year? :

A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):
Plenary session of the Sustainable Engineering Forum - David Shonnard received the research award from the Sustainable Engineering Forum of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) at the 2019 AIChE Annual Meeting. Amlan Mukherjee presented on LCA in Public Procurement of Highway Infrastructure at the LCA Conference on September 24th, 2019 in Tucson, AZ https://app.box.com/s/1nbey612b87ql7253zncah0c4yxy05s9

Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to a sustainability awards program that is inclusive of multiple campuses? :

A list or brief description of the awards program(s) and submission(s):

Has the institution had staff, students or faculty serving on a board or committee of a sustainability network or conference during the previous three years? :

A list or brief description of the board or committee appointment(s):
David Shonnard SFI Director: Serves on AICHE’s Institute for Sustainability, Professional Sustainability Credentialing program. He is also on the advisory board of the journal ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering

Does the institution have an ongoing mentoring relationship with another institution through which it assists the institution with its sustainability reporting and/or the development of its sustainability program?:

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:
We have hosted students from several South American universities, we have an MOU with UADY in Merida, Mexico to facilitate this sort of relationship in joint sustainability programming and have hosted 2 of their students, plus 2 others from Mexico and one from Brazil. We are assisting two Department of Energy Advanced Manufacturing Institutes with their sustainability metrics development and roadmapping efforts (REMADE and CESMII).

Has the institution had staff, faculty, or students serving as peer reviewers of another institution’s sustainability data (e.g. GHG emissions or course inventory) and/or STARS submission during the previous three years?:

A brief description of the peer review activities:

Has the institution participated in other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year, e.g. joint planning or resource sharing with other institutions? :

A brief description of other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year:
In 2019, MTU and MSU won an NSF grant to collaborate on a research project titled, "Socio-Technological System Transitions: Michigan Community and Anishinaabe Renewable Energy Sovereignty". This project will explore social, cultural and technological dimensions of energy system transitions. https://www.mtu.edu/unscripted/stories/2020/january/michigan-communities-flip-the-switch-toward-clean-energy.html https://blogs.mtu.edu/engineering/2019/10/07/nsf-funds-collaborative-study-on-energy-system-transitions/ https://www.canr.msu.edu/news/msu-awarded-grant-to-study-renewable-energy-adoption-in-michigan

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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