Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.30
Liaison Nicholas Liu-Sontag
Submission Date Feb. 7, 2020
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STARS v2.1

New York University
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Nicholas Liu-Sontag
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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):

1) Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education

2) Second Nature

3) U.S. Green Building Council

4) Menus of Change: The Business of Healthy, Sustainable, Delicious Food Choices

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):

1) The NYC Carbon Challenge for Universities - https://www1.nyc.gov/html/gbee/html/challenge/universities.shtml

2) Urban Green Council

3) New York Coalition for Sustainability in Higher Education

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

A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):

1) In 2019, NYU hosted and held several presentations at the Environmental Design and Research Association Conference (EDRA50) whose topic was Sustainable Urban Environments. NYU presentation topics included 'Using Computer Simulations to Understand Sustainable Lifestyles and Behaviour' and 'Humanizing "Mega-Jails" in New York and Los Angeles'.


2) At the 2018 AASHE conference, NYU gave the following presentations:

Sustainable Procurement: Strengthening the Voice of Sustainability When Partnering With Procurement - Bonny Urban & Dianne Anderson

How Higher Ed Helps Enact Tomorrow's Climate Change Legislation, Today! - Cecil Scheib

Enhancing Student Learning and Promoting Sustainability Through Experiential Learning - George Reis

Students, Sustainability, and Social Media: Tools for Content and Collaboration - Sophie Golomb

Activism or Silence as a Sustainability Office? - Dianne Anderson

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):

NYU's Chief Sustainability Officer, Cecil Scheib, is on the Board of Urban Green Council - a leading green building and sustainability network in NYC. NYU has hosted the Urban Green Council annual conference for the past two years (2018 & 2019) and Cecil helped guide content and logistics for the conference.

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:

The NYU Office of Sustainability has regular meetings with the NYU Langone Medical Center's Sustainability Team to share information on overall sustainability strategy, RFP templates, and energy/sustainability data for the mutual advancement of each's sustainability programs.

NYU Langone is outside of the institutional boundary of this STARS submission.

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:

NYU is a part of the Ivy+/Listening Post collaboration where numerous institutions share data and collaborate on reducing carbon emissions and championing sustainability. The group shares experience and compiles best practices across area such as renewable energy, building efficiency, and organizational change surrounding sustainability.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.