Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.35
Liaison Alexis Reyes
Submission Date Oct. 29, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Pomona College
IN-1: Innovation 1

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Ginny Routhe
Sustainability Integration Office
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Title or keywords related to the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
LEED Dynamic Plaque
+ Date Revised: Jan. 6, 2016

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

The LEED Dynamic Plaque is located prominently in the main lobby of the Millikan building, which has 400 occupants. Since the installation of the Dynamic Plaque, the score for the building has increased from 89 to 97 points, strongly exhibiting a living Platinum score. Occupants engaged with the plaque when water usage had spiked in August 2015. This temporarily decreased the score, which occupants noticed when walking by the plaque. This helped create a conscious effort to reduce water usage. The following month, water usage was reduced and has remained low. Occupants have also engaged with the Dynamic Plaque survey feature. The Dynamic Plaque requires at least one survey every 12 months for Transportation and Human Experience categories. The survey requires at least 25% participation. For Millikan, over 50% of occupants participated. The transportation results showed that 46% of participating people commute to work via walking, biking, or telecommuting and 4% of people carpool. The human experience section of the survey showed that over 97% of people were satisfied with the building environment (smell, sound, brightness, temperature, circulation, aesthetics), with 77% of occupants selecting a satisfaction rating of 9 or 10 (out of 10). Without the Dynamic Plaque, occupants would not have been able to quickly respond to water usage results, and our sustainability/facilities staff would not have had specific transportation or human experience data for the occupants.

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A brief description of any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation (if not reported above):

The occupants of Millikan Laboratory and Andrew Science hall have enjoyed interacting with the LEED Dynamic Plaque. Occupants often notice changes in the score and actively work to keep the Platinum level displayed.

+ Date Revised: Jan. 6, 2016

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 5):
Yes or No
Curriculum ---
Research ---
Campus Engagement Yes
Public Engagement ---
Air & Climate ---
Buildings Yes
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Dining Services ---
Energy Yes
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Grounds ---
Purchasing ---
Transportation ---
Waste ---
Water Yes
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Coordination, Planning & Governance ---
Diversity & Affordability ---
Health, Wellbeing & Work ---
Investment ---

Other topic(s) that the innovation relates to that are not listed above:

The website URL where information about the innovation is available :
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