Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 54.34
Liaison Elaine Goetz
Submission Date March 11, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Ohio University
IN-3: Innovation 3

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Annie Laurie Cadmus
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Title or keywords related to the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Project Managers Professional Development Program

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

In August 2014 Ohio University's Office of Sustainability launched a monthly professional development program for the University's Design & Construction, Facilities and other administrative staff to provide updated information on sustainable design, construction and related practices, as well as to foster communication and collaboration among departments. Workshops have resulted in the direct connection of project managers with Recycling & Refuse staff and the drafting of new Design & Construction Standards language concerning waste management; the direct connection of the University to the Green Building Institute and the Green Globes Rating System; updates to LEED v.4; and the introduction of numerous green building design aspects, including vegetated roofs, geothermal heat pumps and the innovative placement of windows and light shelves to decrease the need for artificial illumination during daylight hours.


A brief description of any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation (if not reported above):
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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 five):
Yes or No
Curriculum No
Research No
Campus Engagement No
Public Engagement No
Air & Climate No
Buildings Yes
Dining Services No
Energy No
Grounds Yes
Purchasing No
Transportation No
Waste Yes
Water Yes
Coordination, Planning & Governance Yes
Diversity & Affordability No
Health, Wellbeing & Work No
Investment No

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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