Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 53.54
Liaison Stephane Menand
Submission Date June 22, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Missouri University of Science and Technology
PA-2: Sustainability Planning

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.75 / 4.00 Stephane Menand
Assistant Director
Center for Sustainability
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Does the institution have a published strategic plan or equivalent guiding document that includes sustainability at a high level? :
Yes

A brief description of how the institution’s strategic plan or equivalent guiding document addresses sustainability:

As part of the Missouri S&T strategic plan, the action items 3.8 state: "Exercise leadership in sustainability on campus and in the community by modeling sustainable practices in daily operations and practicing environmental stewardship."

Through these action items several key sustainability goals are measured throughout the campus.


A copy of the strategic plan:
The website URL where the strategic plan is publicly available:
Does the institution have a published sustainability plan (apart from what is reported above)? :
Yes

A copy of the sustainability plan:
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The website URL where the sustainability plan is publicly available:
Does the institution have a published climate action plan (apart from what is reported above)? :
Yes

A copy of the climate action plan:
The website URL where the climate action plan is publicly available:
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Does the institution have other published plans that address sustainability or include measurable sustainability objectives (e.g. campus master plan, physical campus plan, diversity plan, human resources plan)? :
Yes

A list of other published plans that address sustainability, including public website URLs (if available):
Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Curriculum?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Curriculum and the published plans in which each objective is included:

Action 3.8.6: Investigate existing and new courses for sustainability awareness for faculty, staff and
students (targeting freshmen engineering, new faculty orientation and employee orientation)

Missouri S&T currently offers minors in sustainability, global studies, and global sustainable economics.


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Research?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Research and the published plans in which each objective is included:

Action 3.8.8: Track energy, environmental and sustainable research on campus
The Office of Sponsored Programs tracks research grants and contracts including those involving
energy, environmental, and sustainability.
The Office of Undergraduate Studies has modified its application process to include a checkbox for
undergraduate research projects related to sustainability, this should assist with tracking.
The geothermal project tracks usage and energy savings and provides internships for students involved
in outreach and project result dissemination.


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Campus Engagement?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Campus Engagement and the published plans in which each objective is included:

Action 3.8.2: Create a culture of sustainability on the Missouri S&T campus and within the community
by delivering programs that increase sustainability awareness
Center for Sustainability programs delivered: Earth Day, RecycleMania, Solar/Eco Villages
Management and Tours, EcoMiner Recycling at sports events, and Sustainable Energy Conference in
collaboration with sustainability offices at Ameren, Saint Louis University, and Washington University.
The Student Council President is a member of the Strategic Sustainability Planning Committee.


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Public Engagement?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Public Engagement and the published plans in which each objective is included:

Action 3.8.2: Create a culture of sustainability on the Missouri S&T campus and within the community
by delivering programs that increase sustainability awareness
Center for Sustainability programs delivered: Earth Day, RecycleMania, Solar/Eco Villages
Management and Tours, EcoMiner Recycling at sports events, and Sustainable Energy Conference in
collaboration with sustainability offices at Ameren, Saint Louis University, and Washington University.
The Student Council President is a member of the Strategic Sustainability Planning Committee.


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Air & Climate?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Air & Climate and the published plans in which each objective is included:

3.6.2: Create and promote an alternative transportation culture focused around
simple transportation methods, including pedestrian, cycling and energy-efficient
busing to improve alternative transportation infrastructure over the next five years.
These objectives will allow for more reduction of green House Gases.
Strategic Plan: https://stars.aashe.org/media/secure/128/7/679/6087/Startegic%20Plan%202017-2018.pdf


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Buildings?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Buildings and the published plans in which each objective is included:

Action 3.8.13: Analyze new construction with U.S. Green Building Council LEED (Leadership in Energy
and Environmental Design) principles, and pursue LEED certification when appropriate
All new construction can be evaluated with LEED standards and principles. Physical facilities and
construction management will continue to evaluate when appropriate.
LEED principles were applied to the new James E. Bertelsmeyer Hall for Chemical and Biochemical
Engineering; the Technology Development Center; and the Kummer Student Design and Experiential Learning Center.
LEED principles have aided the campus in achieving a Silver STARS (Sustainability Tracking
Assessment and Rating System) rating. This rating, performed by the Association for Advancement of
Sustainability in Higher Education, evaluated the areas of education and research; operations and
planning; and administration.
Bertelsmeyer Hall received a LEED Silver rating in July 2015.


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Energy?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Energy and the published plans in which each objective is included:

Action 3.8.17: Increase the visibility of Missouri S&T in the areas of energy, environment and
sustainability
Center for Sustainability director is on several boards to increase visibility and those boards are:
Sustainable Ozarks Partnership, Fort Leonard Wood Institute, Missouri Center for Advanced Power
(MOCAP), and Kaleidoscope Discovery Center.
Microgrid Industrial Consortium launched with six founding members.
Missouri S&T was recognized in Princeton’s Review’s 2016 Guide to Green Colleges


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Food & Dining?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Food & Dining and the published plans in which each objective is included:

More outdoor dining Options and seating


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Grounds?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Grounds and the published plans in which each objective is included:

Rainwater Management


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Purchasing?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Purchasing and the published plans in which each objective is included:
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Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Transportation?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Transportation and the published plans in which each objective is included:

Action 3.8.5: Create and promote an alternative transportation culture, focused around simple
transportation methods including pedestrian, cycling, and energy efficient busing to improve
alternative transportation infrastructure over the next five years
The center for sustainability is collaborating with the city of Rolla for a bicycle-friendly campus, an
application was submitted by engineering management.
Public transportation remains a viable mode of transportation for Missouri S&T students. To promote
energy independence and help protect the environment, an electric bus (the eBus) began routing
students in FY14 and completes a loop around the Missouri S&T campus twice an hour from 7:30 a.m.
to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Waste?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Waste and the published plans in which each objective is included:

Action 3.8.15: Model sustainable practices to promote environmentally responsive residential living
communities
Student affairs installed a trash compactor and recycling bins in all apartments within University
Commons to serve the residents.
Student affairs reconfigured the trash area at Rolla Suites to expand recycling of food waste and other
recyclables.
Action 3.8.16: Apply sustainability measures to ensure effective recycling and waste management
initiatives
Student affairs expanded pre/post-consumer food waste collection to include coffee grounds at all
locations; Trim Tax initiative collected 8,362 quarts of pre/post-consumer food waste totaling $25,530
value for local farmers; and integrated the ToGo recycling container program at the Havener Center.
3.6.4Conduct a campus-wide waste management analysis that will identify opportunities to increase recycling and reduce landfill waste generated by our campus


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Water?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Water and the published plans in which each objective is included:
Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Diversity & Affordability?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Diversity & Affordability and the published plans in which each objective is included:

3.4.1
To increase diversity of faculty and staff, provide incentives to the hiring departments that select qualified underrepresented minoritiesFY14 9/1/13 years Chancellor, Provost
Baseline metrics posted on campus dashboard . Track number b of Underrepresented faculty, female faculty, professional/administrative staff
3.4.4
: Develop and provide professional development and training for staff, faculty, and students that provides awareness of diversity and inclusion issues and encourages them to develop skills that will make our campus a warm and welcoming environment .
3.4.3
: Set up transfer articulation agreements with two-year institutions with large underrepresented minority populations.

3.4.2 To increase diversity of students, explore scholarship funding to be more
competitive with underrepresented minorities/female/student recruitment.
Plan developed to expand scholarship and grant funding for female and underrepresented minority students.
Strategic Plan - https://stars.aashe.org/media/secure/128/7/679/6087/Startegic%20Plan%202017-2018.pdf


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Investment & Finance?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Investment & Finance and the published plans in which each objective is included:

Action 3.8.7: Identify additional sources of funding to enhance sustainability programs
A sustainability fund is in place to support future projects. The center for sustainability has received several grants and contracts including City Utilities of Springfield. This action will continue to develop as new projects and initiatives are identified.


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address Wellbeing & Work?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address Wellbeing & Work and the published plans in which each objective is included:

3.6.2
: Create and promote an alternative transportation culture focused around simple transportation methods, including pedestrian, cycling and energy-efficient
busing to improve alternative transportation infrastructure over the next 5 years.

Action 1.3.4
Promote a multi-dimensional model of wellness that incorporate whole person concept
of wellness and encourage lifelong health.
Identification of existing resources; participation in existing resources; track the number of participants: in Joe's Peers, in Residential Life, who use the Stress Relief Room, who go to Relaxation day at Havener; number of health services users.
4.5.14: Provide a comprehensive infrastructure of wellness that provides services to support student success and lifelong health


Taken together, do the plan(s) reported above include measurable sustainability objectives that address other areas (e.g. arts and culture or technology)?:
No

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives that address other areas and the published plans in which each objective is included:
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Does the institution have a formal statement in support of sustainability endorsed by its governing body (e.g. a mission statement that specifically includes sustainability and is endorsed by the Board of Trustees)? :
No

The formal statement in support of sustainability:
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The institution’s definition of sustainability (e.g. as included in a published statement or plan):
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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
Second Nature’s Carbon Commitment (formerly known as the ACUPCC), Resilience Commitment, and/or integrated Climate Commitment Yes
The Talloires Declaration (TD) No
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:

Second Nature’s Carbon Commitment (formerly known as the ACUPCC), Resilience Commitment, and/or integrated Climate Commitment.
Center for Sustainability has been working on developing a Resilience Plan and univesity has reduced in CO2 Emmissions by 25000 tons a year through its Geothermal Project starting in 2014.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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