Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 50.16
Liaison Michael Gulich
Submission Date March 27, 2013
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Purdue University
PAE-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Michael Gulich
Director of University Sustainability
University Sustainability
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Does the institution have a sustainability committee?:

The charter or mission statement of the committee or a brief description of the committee's purview and activities :

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Does the institution have a sustainability office?:

A brief description of the sustainability office:

The Office of University Sustainability was formally established in the summer of 2011 and staffed with a director, 2 full-time employees, and 2 student interns. The task of the Office of University Sustainability is to provide a comprehensive approach to sustainability on campus, linking the many initiatives already underway across departments, collaborating with the Lafayette-West Lafayette community on innovative projects, and creating a long-term vision for the future. In addition, the Sustainability office is charges with facilitating and tracking progress on the campus Sustainability Strategic Plan. This plan contains over 150 goals around these pillars.
-Site Considerations
-Water Recourses
-Energy & Built Environment
-Materials Management
-Food Systems
-Academics & Research
-Endowment / Development
-Community Relationships

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Does the institution have a sustainability coordinator?:

Sustainability coordinator's name:
Michael J. Gulich, AIA, LEED AP

Sustainability coordinator's position title:
Director of University Sustainability

A brief description of the sustainability coordinator’s position:

The Director of Sustainability is a senior management position responsible for providing the vision, organizational strategy and focus for advancing operational sustainability efforts at Purdue University. This position provides senior administrators, faculty, staff and students with the knowledge, skills, and motivation to integrate sustainability values and practices into: strategic planning processes, operations and resource management, and overall University practices. This individual will collaborate with students, faculty, and staff and relevant committees to support and enhance current sustainability initiatives and will provide leadership in assisting the University to continue to enhance its efforts and reputation with regard to sustainability programs.

The website URL where information about the sustainability coordinator is available:

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